Finance Assistant *WFH + Excellent benefits*

  • Location
    Folkestone, Kent
  • Category
    Accountancy - Accounts Admin
  • Contract Type
    Contractor
  • OrganizationType
    Home/Office

Job title: Finance Assistant


Location: Folkestone, Kent (50% hybrid working available!)


Term: 12 month FTC


Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am - 4:30pm


Incredible benefits:



  • 24 days annual leave (you can buy/sell 2 days per year) plus 9 bank holidays

  • 4% discretionary company performance related annual bonus

  • Up to 9% matched contribution pension scheme

  • Health cash plan with healthshield

  • 50% working from home and 50% working in the office


We have a career changing opportunity to join a well-recognised Global company as a Finance Assistant. This role offers full support and training and is initially a 12 month maternity cover contract, however this Global Company often have permanent positions available. All this and you will also have the option to be 50% home based, read on to learn more about this fantastic opportunity…


Your key responsibilities would be:


Sales tracking and financial forecasting



  • Assist and challenge account managers to produce robust financial forecasts on a monthly & quarterly basis.

  • Assist and consolidate financial forecasts for EA and support forecast process for the UK entity, covering sales, trade related costs, marketing spend together with SG&A.

  • Assist with forecast process for remainder P&L items with focus on UK and France.


Annual plan



  • Assist with the co-ordination of producing the annual plan for the UK entity and EA for GMG working closely with the commercial teams.

  • Assist with the modelling of annual plan and provision of analysis and commentary.

  • Assist with production of the plan for GMG cost centres for the UK entity and assisting France.


Monthly analysis of results



  • On a monthly basis, assist with the analysis of the financial results to understand and communicate the key financial drivers and in particular the variances from the financial plan, prior year and latest forecast for UK and EA GMG.

  • Assist with the production of the standard monthly reports for UK GMG and ensure all monthly returns to Group are made accurately and timely.

  • Review of UK GMG costs centres and report on variances.

  • FX transactional review for UK entity.

  • Invoice processing and control for all GMG regions.


Monthly departmental costs



  • Ensure that GMG department costs are fully understood and communicated.

  • Quarterly forecasting of the GMG cost centre.


Monthly and Year end Reporting



  • Assist with month end close and reporting, including preparation of month end adjustments

  • Assist with auditor queries at year-end.


We'd love to speak to candidates who have:



  • Finance experience

  • Ideally an AAT qualification

  • The desire to work for a Global company and be a part of this Export business

  • If you have SAP experience this would be an advantage but not essential


Next steps:


If you have the above skills and experience then please apply today.


Please note if your skills match the requirements for the job then you will receive an e-mail from us (remember to check your junk mail). If you do please call us on 01233 611780 ASAP or within 24 hours to discuss the position in further detail with Bonnie (Candidate Manager) or Nicola (Permanent Consultant). We look forward to your application.



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