Finance Assistant

  • Location
    Cockermouth, Cumbria
  • Salary
    £ 11 - £ 11.4 / Hourly
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accountancy & Finance

Finance Assistant

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced Finance Assistant individual to work with our client, a friendly and professional, family run business situated between Carlisle and Penrith.

This is a fixed term opportunity to cover maternity leave and is anticipated to last between 12 and 18 months.

You'll provide a first-rate service by supporting the company with accounts administration, including payments from and to loyal customers as well as managing the purchase reporting of suppliers.


The role is available on either a full or part time basis. You'll receive a competitive pay rate of up to £11.40 per hour plus a full range of company perks and benefits including:

  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Company performance bonus

  • Company share purchase scheme

  • Staff discount at stores, camping/glamping sites and home shopping websites

  • Perkbox - a free company app offering discounts on various things from cinema tickets to wine & beer, discount at shops & stores. Also a free gift sent to you on your birthday

The Role

  • Speak with customers regarding account status

  • Respond to credit requests, ensuring the customer is reimbursed for errors or changes to payment terms

  • Undertake card refunds for overpayments/ duplication of payments

  • Processing invoices for customers to ensure they receive a timely service

  • Undertake banking tasks, i.e. Cheques, creating daily card pay batch and processing card payments

  • Processing/ updating the software system with bank deposits

  • Undertaking purchase ledger activities, P/L payments

  • stocks - month end stock count/reconciliation

  • Administrative tasks such as; Managing incoming post, top up of franking machine, ordering stationery (as required)

About you

  • Experience of working within a similar role

  • Detailed knowledge and demonstrative experience of Customer Service Excellence

  • Detailed knowledge and demonstrative experience of achieving deadlines and working towards key performance indicators

  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships with customers and colleagues

  • Able to show initiative and make decisions in a dynamic and fast paced environment

  • Maintain a professional attitude, demonstrating empathy, compassion and commitment when dealing with customers and colleagues

  • Articulate, organised and customer-focused

  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office packages (Word, Outlook etc.)

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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