Finance Assistant

Location: Head Office, 10 Mannin Way, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3SW

Salary:  £20,000 - £22,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time position of 37.5hrs a week, Monday to Friday

Location: Head Office, 10 Mannin Way, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3SW

Salary:  £20,000 - £22,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time position of 37.5hrs a week, Monday to Friday

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the accurate completion of a range of financial and accounts tasks. This will include purchase ledger, sales ledger, cash and bank reconcilliation, journals and report processing, and resolving discrepancies. The role will involve liaising with key individuals at our park locations and within the Lancaster office, as well as liaising with key external individuals to resolve any queries. The role is key to maintaining the financial integrity of the business and ensuring that the parks are following appropriate accounting procedures.

Some examples of the day-to-day duties are:

  • Ensure sales invoices are raised and posted accurately and in a timely manner
  • Obtain authorisation from the appropriate budget holder for all purchase invoices
  • Where any discrepancies arise with sales or purchase invoices, raise with the FC in order that a timely resolution can be identified
  • Assist with maintaining the rent ledger, reviewing aged debtors and processing owner leaving forms
  • Maintain the petty cash records
  • Process credit card statements and reconcile the credit card account
  • Process website payments and post to Sage
  • Prepare the monthly bank and cash reconcilliation for review by the FC

Skills & Experience Required

You will need to have good communication skills, a meticulous attention to detail and excellent organisational skills. A good working knowledge of Excel is essential, working knowledge of Sage software would be a great advantage. You must be enthusiastic and confident, with the ability to interpret data, identify and resolve discrepancies and meet strict deadlines. The finance department is very busy and you will need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and being adaptable and flexible to help the team as a whole meet deadlines.

Above all, you will need to have the right attitude. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and so we expect you to do everything in your power to make their Verdant experience the absolute best it could possibly be. We don’t believe in ‘that’s not my job’ so you will need to be adaptable and flexible to help the wider team meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience working in a busy accounts/finance department
  • Previous experience of working with Sage accounts software is desirable but not essential
  • An enthusiastic and confident approach to problem-solving and managing workloads in order to meet very strict deadlines
  • Excellent IT, numeracy and literacy skills with a good working knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with a keen eye for detail

Benefits

When you join Team Verdant you will be working in a fun and collaborative environment. You can also take advantage of some fantastic benefits including:

  • An online discount platform where you can save money on shopping, dining, travel, days out and much more;
  • Last minute park breaks from only £99;
  • Up to 30% off park breaks for you, your friends and your family;
  • Discounted use of facilities on park, including restaurants, leisure and activities;
  • An annual 'Verdant Experience' - book a break at one of our parks and experience a Verdant holiday as a customer. There is no charge for this break, we simply ask that you make the most of it and give us your honest feedback afterwards!;*
  • Access to a 24/7 confidential counselling and advice line;
  • Many opportunities for recognition and reward - monthly 'Stars' awards, annual awards for individuals and park teams, 'Cheers for Peers' cards, and any excuse for cakes, biscuits and celebrations!;
  • Our company wide team initiatives to help each other, our communities and the planet - Green Champions, Charity Champions
  • A commitment to providing training & development opportunities, recognising potential and supporting you in your career.

*Terms and Conditions Apply