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Finance Team Assistant -

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
External Closing Date

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The Finance department provides financial support for and Penguin Portals Group.

This involves the following:

  • Maintenance of appropriate financial controls over departmental revenue and expense to ensure the accuracy of regular reporting and the adherence to budgets
  • Purchase/Sales ledger services
  • Preparation of regular financial and operational management reports to the business
  • Provision of ad-hoc financial information and advice to senior management and the business as a whole


The role responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with Group Finance in processing purchase invoices onto the finance and invoice authorisation system
  • Ensuring invoices are appropriately approved by department managers before payment
  • Allocating payments and invoices to appropriate cost centres
  • Processing Sales invoices for partners based on data collected.
  • Balancing of daily Bank Reconciliation
  • Managing the Purchase Order system
  • Reconciling aged debtors report on a weekly basis.
  • Managing company credit card expense, allocating the spend to a cost line
  • Performing customer statement reconciliations and chasing up any outstanding invoices
  • Liaising with Group Finance to process payments for suppliers and policyholders (cheque & electronic payments)
  • Cash banking on a weekly basis
  • Liaising with internal departments and suppliers, providing any assistance that may be required, including by email and phone.
  • Opening and distributing of daily post
  • Completing inter-account transfers via payment system
  • Posting nominal ledger journals
  • Voucher reconciliation
  • Ad hoc tasks as required by the Finance Team Manager and other finance managers


Skills required

  • Previous finance/administration experience is desirable
  • Experience using Sage accounting system and Excel spreadsheets is desirable
  • Ability to process high work volumes and maintain high accuracy is essential
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent team player
  • “Can do attitude” to work
  • Confident at communicating with internal and external stakeholders, including challenging expenditure
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Ambition to gain professional accountancy qualifications


What we offer you

We care about our employees, which is why we offer them a whole host of great benefits.

Fancy a free corporate gym membership? Or how about trying our buy-a-bike scheme? Or even a pension scheme where we match your contributions?

Here’s more of the things you can enjoy when working with us:

- Flexible working

- Staff discounts on insurance

- Staff share scheme

- Plenty of work social events

- Free gym membership

- Dental care

- Free legal, mortgage and pension planning advice

- Wellbeing programme, including mindfulness sessions, yoga and in-house counselling

- Free buy-a-book scheme

- Discounted evening and weekend parking

- Health support from a qualified occupational therapist

- Free fruit every day


Next steps:

If you would like to apply please complete the application form and attach your CV.