Commercial Finance Assistant

26 November 20232023-11-26
Guildford, Surrey

Commercial Finance Assistant


Based: Near Guildford with hybrid working.

Must be Car Owner/driver due to location.


Salary: Dependant on Experience


Our SME Accountancy client is looking for a motivated, accounts person to join their organization.  This is a great role for a recent graduate who is keen to start a career in finance and looking to work for a company who not only offers a great working environment but also long term development.


Duties will include:


    • Owning Purchase Ledger duties including:
      • Entering supplier invoices into Xero
      • Preparing payment runs for approval and uploading to the bank for payment
      • Deal with Purchase Ledger queries as appropriate


    • Owning Sales Ledger duties including:
      • Responsible for taking Direct Debit payments for customers
      • Creating invoices for new customers
      • Raising repeating invoices from new contracts
      • Amending invoices for any changes
      • Monitoring Quotes created by Account Managers to ensure swift billing once accepted
      • Ensuring any issues with customers are raised with appropriate Account Managers
      • Deal with Sales Ledger queries


  • Reconciling multiple bank accounts on Xero


  • Overseeing DD mandates


  • Managing Accruals and Pre Payments


  • Payroll preparation including staff changes & Commission calculation


  • Pension filing


  • Assisting with Management Accounts at month end including:
      • Monthly journals eg. accruals, cost reallocation
      • Prepayment management
      • Fixed Assets
      • Deferred Revenue


  • Helping with or creating ad hoc reports as requested by other teams


  • Ad hoc help as required by finance team and rest of company




  • Ideally studying or keen to study ACCA/ACA
  • Numerate
  • Attention to Detail
  • IT Literate
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Team Player
  • Self motivated


In return you will receive great support, a competitive salary, 25 days holiday, parking and Life Assurance and the chance to study for accounting qualifications long term.