Finance Assistant (Part Time), Cambridge UK

Collabora Ltd
22 Oct 2021
19 Nov 2021
Part Time
Contract Type

Collabora is looking for an enthusiastic Accounts Assistant to support our busy Finance team. Working with multiple currencies and time zones no two days are the same. Working within a fast paced technical company you will enjoy a variety of challenging work and the opportunity to study towards an accountancy qualification if you so desire.

Main Responsibilities:

Purchase and Sales Ledger

  • Processing all purchase invoices & expenses.
  • Supplier statement reconciliation
  • Setting up payments via online banking system
  • Inputting credit card statements and reconciliation
  • Creating sales invoices from our automated system and ensuring appropriate submission to customers
  • Credit Control - monitor & report Aged Debtors listing & chase where appropriate
  • Checking to ensure accurate VAT rates have been applied on purchase & sales invoices

Bank Accounts

  • Periodic upload of bank feed
  • Reconciliation of multi-currency bank accounts

Financial Reporting & Management Accounts

  • Creation and posting of monthly journals
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliation
  • Assist with the production of financial reports
  • Support with the year end Financial audit
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns

Ad-hoc accounts duties and reporting as required

  • Assist with duties during absences of other Finance staff
  • Additional ad-hoc duties as required

Technical Skills:

  • Ideally studying towards a relevant accountancy qualification, or possess previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience in managing foreign currencies, international tax and VAT issues is desirable
  • Working knowledge with Xero is preferable, or equivalent accounting system
  • Competent IT skills, including use of spreadsheets

Personal Skills

  • Good numerical skills, with a demonstrable interest for accountancy
  • Ability to prioritise tasks while maintaining accuracy
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a small team and take ownership of tasks
  • Self learning skills to get sufficient knowledge of Collabora's services and systems
  • Good English language skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work and communicate in an online distributed environment

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