Finance Assistant

  • Location
    Bathgate, West Lothian
  • Category
    Accountancy - Accounts Assistant
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £ 28000 - £ 32000 / Year
  • OrganizationType
    Home/Office

*Are you an experienced Finance Assistant looking to work for a forward thinking organisation who put people and culture at the heart of everything they do?


*Do you have all-round finance exposure and looking to take your career/experience to the next level?


*Do you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative working environment?



If the answer to the above is yes, Office Angels would love to chat to you regarding an amazing new permanent opportunity we are working on with one of our prestigious clients based in Bathgate, West Lothian.


We are recruiting for a full-time Finance Assistant to work within this small but highly supportive and collaborative finance team. The role will be offered on hybrid basis (after successful probation completion) with a salary of circa £29k- £32k depending on experience, office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.


What you will be doing:


You must be a confident finance assistant with past exposure to varied finance responsibilities. Ideally experience of managing a portfolio of client and financial records is desired but not essential. You will have a high attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to manage your own workload and changing priorities in the most effective way. You must be naturally IT savvy and able to adapt to different systems, in particular excellent proficiency in using Microsoft office packages including Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Word and Sage Line 50 is essential.


Some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Assisting in the preparation and completion of monthly management accounts including monthly journals for accruals and prepayments etc



  • Processing sales and purchase ledger invoices

  • Preparing and submitting VAT returns including partial exemption calculations

  • Main point of contact for clients, HMRC and auditors

  • Ensuring multiple systems are reconciled to the main accounting function

  • Prepare year end accounts to Trial Balance and complete supporting audit files

  • Ability to drive and implement process improvements and change



The ideal candidate will have:



  • Proven experience but has a real passion to develop and grow within the role

  • Either Part qualified with ACCA/ACA or considerable proven experience (qualifications not essential)

  • Excellent working knowledge and skills of Microsoft office packages including Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Word and Sage Line 50 is essential

  • Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Calm under pressure and the ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines

  • A people person with excellent relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders


Interested? Apply today or contact Office Angels Livingston for more information on 01506832250 or louise.wilson@office-angels.com

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