Finance Assistant

Location Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Fergus Wade

Contact email:
Contact phone: 07866304002
Job ref: 134696
Published: 22 days ago
Expiry date: 06 Jun 2024 00:59

Finance Assistant l Edinburgh l 24k l Hybrid l Permanent


Change Recruitment Group are supporting the recruitment of a Finance Assistant in Edinburgh with hybrid working. Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will play a pivotal role in providing essential support to the Finance Manager and Assistant Management Accountant.

This position encompasses financial processing, maintenance of purchase and sales ledgers, support with period-end adjustments and reconciliations, and involvement in banking activities and transaction recording.

If you are a proactive and detail-oriented individual with a passion for finance and business services, you would be encouraged to apply.  

Package: £24,275 starting salary, 36.5 days holiday, hybrid working and 27.9% employer pension contribution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Post invoices to the ledgers, matching them to purchase orders and obtaining necessary authorisations.
  • Assist in reconciling supplier statements with ledgers.
  • Set up and manage supplier and customer accounts.
  • Monitor the finance incoming email box, ensuring timely and appropriate correspondence handling.
  • Assist in allocating incoming payments, recording cheques, and bank transactions.
  • Collaborate with property managing agents for income and transaction identification.
  • Set up new properties.
  • Address queries from suppliers, customers, and colleagues, providing support for PO raising and administration.
  • Assist in the regular review and maintenance of outstanding purchase orders.
  • Set up purchase orders to cover absence within the Business support team.
  • Perform other tasks as required to support transaction activity and banking.
  • Ensure all incoming invoices are appropriately addressed.
  • Maintain and close purchase orders as required.
  • Record invoices on the ledger with appropriate approvals in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and action the finance inbox promptly.
  • Update the ledger accurately and timely for all payments and receipts.

Key skills and experience:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and financial accounting systems.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce high-quality work.
  • Take personal responsibility and accountability.
  • Comfortable with technology, willing to learn and assist colleagues with day-to-day matters.
  • Recent relevant experience in financial processing and support in a professional environment.
  • Recent relevant experience in a property or property-related business is desirable.

If you’d like to apply or find out more, please get in touch and/or send your CV at the earliest opportunity to