Apply for Trainee Finance Assistant

This is a full time role and reports to the Financial Controller. The position is based at our Eastington Depot. The following are the main responsibilities associated with the position. These are illustrative duties and the post holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the department to respond effectively to the requirements of the Company. Overview: Smith's (Gloucester) Ltd is a Construction and Waste company based in the South-West of England and South Wales. Smiths is a family run business which was started in 1982 and now employs over 500 employees across the company. Job Purpose:
  • To learn the various duties of a Finance Assistant and to progress to the full time role of Finance Assistant working within the finance team. This will entail assisting in all areas of finance and working to ensure accurate, complete and timely information is available across all ledgers whilst providing excellent customer service (internal & external) at all times.
  • You will work primarily within the Credit Control, Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger functions to understand their key roles within the finance function and to ensure that all ledgers are accurate and complete and up to date. To ensure excellent customer service is given to both internal and external customers and to other member of the finance function.
Purchase Ledger Responsibilities
  • Posting and matching of GRNs and invoices to purchase orders as appropriate
  • To ensure the accuracy of coding of GRNs and invoices
  • Ensuring appropriate approval of documents
  • Supplier Statement Reconciliations
  • Control of invoices in Query
  • Review of ledger for unmatched items, incorrectly coded items etc. – correction thereof.
  • Liaison with Suppliers.
  • Liaison with operating divisions and third parties as appropriate.
Credit Control/Sales Ledger Responsibilities
  • Preparation & accurate posting of Sales ledger cash received
  • Review of accounts to ensure all cash/credits etc. are matched on a timely basis.
  • Daily review of account balances for overdue and over-limit accounts.
  • Active communication with debtors to ensure debtor amounts are paid to terms and any and all potential queries are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Reviewing new account applications received and providing necessary information to allocate a suitable credit limit/terms.
Contract & Nominal Ledger Responsibilities
  • To understand the function and mechanism of the contract and nominal ledgers within both the finance and operational areas
  • We operate on a mutual support basis across the other areas of finance and would therefore expect exposure in these areas on an ad hoc basis and as your understanding grows.
Training
  • In all areas of work full training will be given both at the outset and on an on-going basis. Areas of workload will be introduced on a staggered basis giving consideration to the complexity and time required for each element.
  • We will prepare a broad brush training programme to ensure we cover all relevant areas. This may be added to as your knowledge and performance progresses.
  • We will incorporate an anticipated completion date into the training plan and will then monitor actual performance and development against anticipated.
  • We operate on a mutual support basis across the other areas of finance and would therefore anticipate building exposure to all or some of those areas into the latter stages of the plan.
  • You will be supported by other members of Staff – in particular the Credit Control Manager and the Purchase Ledger Supervisor.
  • You will have a designated lead “trainer” who will support you in your role.
Benefits
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff skip discount
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • New role with opportunities for progression
  • Supportive team
  • Competitive salary
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