Accounts Assistant - Sheffield

Reporting to:

Operational Finance Manager

Purpose:

Working in the finance department, undertaking a variety of tasks which will assist the Bluestone Group with all finance and accounting requirements

The primary objectives of the role are to:

  • ● Process invoices in a timely manner to ensure they are paid in accordance with due dates
  • ● Bank reconciliations of both collections and corporate accounts
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Client collections reconciliations and cash sweeps
  • Mortgage settlements
  • Assisting with month end, all tasks to be completed by WD 4/5.
   

Core Responsibilities

  • Review, analyse and submit Direct Debits to BACS
  • Reconcile a wide variety of bank accounts on a regular basis and resolve any unreconciled differences by working with other parts of the business. Must be updated and completed by WD1
  • Maintain Google Sheets which are used to predict group wide cash flows
  • Setting up and authorising daily mortgage settlement payments for over £1 million per day with a high degree of accuracy on a range of different banking platforms
  • Posting journals and intercompany journals
  • Purchased accounts effective yields against the original book purchase price
  • Assisting our mortgage department with any Operational Finance query they may have
  • Ensuring balance sheet reconciliations are up to date each month and shared with the finance team
  • Maintain a monthly Google sheet shared with all managers to ensure employee time allocations by department are updated accordingly, following up with managers to data is completed for month end tasks
   

Skills & Requirements

Essential
  • Experience of working in a similar role within a Finance function
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bright and enthusiastic nature
  • Team player
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional approach to all circumstances
  • Good organisational and administrative skills with a proven ability to prioritise tasks
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Strong MS Office Excel and/or Google Sheets experience, including Excel formulas
  • Strong mathematical skills and able to manage large data sets to provide analysis.
   
Desirable
  • Knowledge of FCA regulation and DPA/GDPR principles
  • Educated to degree level, minimum 2:1
  • Studying towards a finance qualification (AAT/CIMA/ACCA)
   
Job offers at Bluestone are subject to satisfactory background checks. Please disclose any adverse history relating to credit or criminal checks when applying for any role.
 
 
For Conduct Roles
  • Ongoing compliance with the Individual Conduct rules contained within Chapter 2 of the FCA’s Code of Conduct Handbook.
 
 

For more information please email People and Places Team talent@bluestone.co.uk

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