Finance Administrator, Sunderland (Head Office)

Position posted on 2018-03-28 14:16:59

Hours: 37.5 hours over 5 days

Salary: Competitive

Reporting Relationships:                            

Responsible to the Group Accountant

Role Summary:                                                

Responsible for the timely and accurate information flow between ScS Head Office, the ScS branch
network, finance houses and warranty provider.

Core Performance Areas:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate information flow between ScS head office, the branch network and external bodies such as finance houses and landlords, including dealing with all related queries.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly rent payments are forecasted and paid accurately.
  • Assist with company banking requirements on a daily basis and full weekly and monthly reconciliations of the branch banking. Provide a weekly report and liaison with stores to reconcile.
  • Set up electronic payments and coordinate checking and final authorisation ensuring adequate controls in place.
  • Assistance with elements of the management accounts process
  • Post sales ledger and stock write offs once supplied by the Audit department.
  • Completion of statutory returns (e.g Intrastat) within specified timeframe.
  • Ensure that all VAT invoices and customer VAT refunds are raised and issued in a timely manner.
  • Raise payroll and miscellaneous cheque requisitions and related cheques ensuring all items are authorised in line with the company policy.
  • Warranty invoice posting and query resolution, status report to be provided.
  • Other duties include reconciling control accounts, chargeback reporting, branch requisitions, HoF finance remittances, petty cash, filing, post and miscellaneous invoice raising.
  • Undertake as required other duties in keeping with the general nature of the position (e.g. mini project work).

Personal Qualities / Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role is essential.
  • Self-starter with initiative, versatility, drive and a positive attitude to ensure satisfactory conclusion of tasks.
  • Used to working to strict deadlines in a fast paced environment with a hands on approach.
  • Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Willingness for continuous improvement
  • Confidence and independence to approach senior members of staff for sign-offs and approvals
  • Team player with the ability to work under own initiative.
  • Proven organisational skills and attention to detail.


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