£24,441 – £34,000

Full Time

Based in Sevenoaks, Kent

The Assistant Financial Accountant will support the businesses accounting processes, delivering foundation functions of reconciling accounts, payroll and preparation of reports. Reporting to the Financial Controller and working closely with all of the finance Team, the role-holder will perform administrative and clerical tasks, prioritise work accordingly and keep to deadlines whilst delivering a professional support service to the businesses.

Roles and responsibilities include:

• Update and reconcile financial ledgers
• Manage, process and submit payroll, including HMRC filings
• Assist and support with the preparation of annual budgets
• Administer and manage all VAT activities across the businesses
• Record, track and update fixed asset registers
• Produce accurate balance-sheet reconciliations
• Produce accurate bank reconciliations
• Cashflow monitoring
• Provide day-to-day support to the purchase ledger function as and when required
• Working closely with other departments to ensure smooth day-to-day running of the business
• Work closely with other departments to ensure smooth day-to-day running of the business
• Filing, scanning and archiving into SharePoint, E-vision and other finance systems
• Data entry into a range of systems and spreadsheets
• Any other reasonable administrative and ad-hoc duties as requested by the line manager
• Assist other members of the finance team as and when required
• Ensure annual leave handovers are provided and all parties have received accurate information

Requirements for Role

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • GCSE maths and English at A* to C or equivalent to Level 2 in functional skills
  • Recognises commercially sensitive or confidential information and deals with it appropriately
  • Friendly and approachable personality
  • Flexible to undertake a range of different tasks within the working day
  • Able to multi-task
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office – in particular, Word and Excel
  • Experience of running a payroll
  • Experience of VAT
  • Willing to take responsibility and accountability to follow tasks through to completion
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in working to deadlines and prioritising own workload
  • Construction industry experience desirable


  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • After 2 years’ continuous service, 1 extra day’s leave per year, up to a maximum of 5 years
  • Long-service awards
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Optical eye care vouchers
  • Death in service
  • Healthcare
  • Birthday day-off*

* Enhanced benefits after successful probation

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