Financial Control Assistant

  • Department: Finance
  • Job Location: Barnstaple
  • Reports to: Head of Financial Control
  • Type: Fixed Term


The Financial Control Assistant position will include:

  • Managing the local nominal ledger
  • Processing monthly nominal data
  • Managing fixed assets
  • Prepayment
  • Monthly accruals

The role will take responsibility for managing financial calendars and also the control and maintenance of the financial reporting system. Cash and VAT management will play a key role alongside the completion of statutory returns, balance sheet reconciliations and assistance with the year end audit. Management of several business supplier accounts will be required including the processing of invoice documentation and subsequent account reconciliation.

There is a possibility that the role could develop in line with the implementation of a new business system which could create a more permanent position.


Job Role

 You will have a range of duties and responsibilities including:

  • Consolidation and preparation of data required for the monthly accounts
  • Management of overheads and Balance Sheet control accounts
  • Assistance in preparation of year end accounts and collating the requirements for Auditors
  • Nominal ledger and financial calendar management
  • Responsibility for the maintenance and mapping of the financial reporting system
  • Management of the system year end roll over routine
  • Likely involvement in the implementation of a new business system
  • Preparation of Tax Pack at year end
  • Cashbook and cash flow updates and forecasts
  • Management of credit card applications, credit limits and expense processing
  • Management of business travel solution invoicing account
  • Ability to prepare and transmit ad hoc electronic payments
  • Credit card reconciliation and processing
  • Update and reconciliation of the business Fixed Asset Registers
  • Management and reconciliation of local prepayments and accruals
  • Preparation and online submission of Company VAT returns
  • Completion of quarterly Employment Intermediary Reporting to HMRC
  • Managing the invoice processing for the business fuel card account
  • Sales invoicing holiday cover
  • Completion of Office of National Statistics forms

Experience Required

A candidate at least part qualified in Accountancy would be preferable.

Essential skills and experience include: 

  • Solid experience of processing monthly accounts to trial balance 
  • A high level of accuracy
  • Strong Excel skills with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A good level of double accounting will be required
  • Experience of reconciliation management

Desirable skills and experience include: 

  • Knowledge of ERP system

Interested in this role?

Please send your CV and covering letter to: