Finance Assistant x4

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Finance Assistant x4
Contract / Temporary

TL 0007 7352 / 1

Posted: 23rd May 2023 15:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £16.85 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6-7 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Finance Assistant x4 

Reference no: TL 0007 7352 / 1   

up to £16.85 per hour PAYE depending on experience  

This opening assignment is for 6-7 months 

Basic DBS disclosure required 

Hybrid working – Candidates must bring own laptop and equipment  

This role will be situated within the Accounts Payable team focusing on specialist invoices for example key clients. To carry out duties in accordance with Accounts Payable processes and procedures. This will involve the receipt and validating of invoice information on our corporate systems as well as dealing with supplier queries and demands. The role holder will need to scan, match and validate vendor invoices and understand the diverse internal and external customer needs in order to deliver the outputs as agreed in the SLA. In doing so, the role holder will need to continually improve the efficiency of processes within the function to ensure costs are reduced and customer satisfaction is maintained 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Open mail and sort into different categories. Where invoices have not been received electronically these must be scanned. Supplier notified to ensure these are sent electronically in future.  
  • Validate scanned images on SAP.  
  • Match and post invoices/credit notes in accordance with the requirements of the Accounts Payable processes.  
  • Identify and prepare invoices to be included that require special treatment as regards payment processes.  
  • Ensuring that contact with external supplier and staff, is through written correspondence, or telephone calls.  
  • Assist in monitoring, reconciling and reporting supplier issues and queries associated with Accounts Payable Processes.  
  • Undertake any other duties 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Working knowledge of SAP 
  • Experience of an Accounts Payable function in a large organisation.  
  • Experience in processing high volumes of invoices to tight deadlines using SAP  
  • Experience of using Microsoft, Outlook, Word and Excel 
  • Experience processing high volumes of invoices (up to 100 per day)   
  • Systems and Software (Entry)  
  • Risk and control (Entry)  
  • Professional Accounting principles and standards (Entry) 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: TL 0007 7352 / 1
Finance Assistant x4
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Client Category: Local Authority

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