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Finance Assistant

Type: Permanent
Location: Belfast
Salary: £18000 +

On behalf of our client, a Northern Ireland household name, we are seeking an Accounts Assistant to join their Finance team for a full time, permanent contract based in Belfast.

You will need:


·Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (grades A-C) or equivalent including Maths and English language.

·Experience working within an office environment.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • IT Literate particularly with Microsoft Excel.
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and unsupervised.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a dedicated team.
  • A professional and flexible approach is required.
  • Ability to process high volumes of data with speed and accuracy.

Supporting the Senior Accountant, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for providing a confidential and customer focused finance service to the organisation. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning organisation with a fantastic range of employee benefits and real skill and career development opportunities.

The Finance Assistant can expect a starting salary of £18000 which will increase after the successful completion of the probationary period. Hours of work are 37 per week. Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

The role of Finance Assistant in the department may be aligned with one or more ledgers. Typical duties may include:

• Processing large volumes of data on Sage ledgers quickly and accurately with attention to detail.

• Supporting the stock management processes, processing stock movements and generating store re-order reports. Assisting in periodic stock takes.

• Registering Purchase Ledger invoices and matching them to Goods Received notes, ensuring accurate pricing and liaising with suppliers regarding discrepancies and to request credit notes if required.

• Processing purchase requisitions. Raising purchase orders on the Sage accounting system and issuing these to suppliers.

• Reconciliation of statements and preparing government returns.

• Daily banking procedures. Processing daily bank lodgements in a timely manner and ensuring all relevant paperwork is passed on to the relevant person.

• Assisting in month end procedures by processing journals and preparing month end reconciliations for bank and fixed assets.

Further details are available to applicants. To express an interest please send your CV to Patricia in by clicking on the link. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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We regularly use Apple Recruitment for temporary and permanent staff. Their consultants have taken time to understand the needs of our business and send us high calibre, job criteria specific candidates, saving us considerable time.

They are a pleasure to deal with, both professional and efficient. To date we have experienced a high success rate with the candidates supplied by them. I would have no hesitation recommending Apple Recruitment to both candidates and other businesses.

Recruitment Executive, N.G.O

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