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Coda Octopus Products is seeking to fill a position as Finance Assistant/Analyst (depending on the successful applicant's on experience).

Job Purpose:

Key member of a small finance function responsible for processing sales and purchase ledger transactions, accounts reconciliations and analysis, month end close, accounts analysis and assisting the finance director in various accounting processes for numerous companies based in UK and abroad.

Finance Assistant /Analyst Job Duties:


Sales ledger: Set up customer orders ; Create, send, and follow up on sales invoices, credit control ensuring all customers settle account in timely fashion.


Purchase Ledger: Match customer invoices to purchase orders and receipts, follow up and explain discrepancies and deviations. Ensure all invoices are posted in timely fashion and produce any related reports for accruals at month end for accruals.


VAT: Ensure input and output VAT rules and regulation are applied accurately across the board.  Assist with preparing and reviewing VAT returns and gathering backup.


Supplier statements: Reconcile statements and investigate any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or suppliers.


Month end close: Calculate and post regular and ad hoc journals ; Reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts ; Review actual P&L spend to monthly budgets ; intercompany reconciliations.


Perform routine calculations to produce analyses and reports as requested by the finance director e.g. sales by region, sales by family, cost of sales by invoice.


Assist the Finance Director and other members of the management team in creating financial reports on a regular basis


Adhere to the company's financial policies and procedures


Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions.

Finance Assistant/Analyst Skills and Qualifications:

More than 3 years relevant or similar experience in most aspects of the role.  SAGE experience strongly preferred.  Educated to SQA Higher level with tertiary level training and qualifications in related field (e.g HNC, HND, AAT) or part qualified CIMA/ACCA.   

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; good mathematical skills; understanding of data privacy standards; integrity; honesty; customer-service skills; familiarity with business principles and practices; strong attention to detail; organisational skills; planning skills; problem-solving skills; analytical skills; time management skills ; computer skills, particularly with spreadsheets.

If you feel you have the necessary qualities and qualifications to join our team then please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@codaoctopus.com explaining why this job is right for you.

Closing Date for this position is 23 April 2018.

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