Finance Assistant (Shared Services)


Finance Assistant (Shared Services)


Competitive Salary


Job Title: Finance Assistant

Salary: £15-17k pa

Location: Leeds - Accounting Centre


The  team supports Shared Services in the production of monthly management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations. The team has strong relationships with the London Finance and works closely with all departments across the Accounting Centre to ensure accurate and timely information is provided to the brands decision makers.


Assist in the production of the monthly Management Accounts, including the calculation of relevant accruals and prepayments

Responsible for the monitoring of and accurate reclassification of central costs

Assisting in the yearly planning cycles

Providing further analysis of central costs to support reviews in both Leeds and London

Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations in line with policy, in particular accruals and prepayments

Ensure all information and documentation is prepared and processed in accordance with specific policies and procedures, and to required deadlines

Supporting other members of the team as required


Show personal accountability, escalating issues and seeking guidance when requiredGood numerical and analytical skills with ability to investigate queries thoroughly and accurately

Disciplined and process orientated with good attention to detail and an eye on quality of output

Ability to perform basic reconciliationsHave an organised and structured manner with ability to prioritise and schedule workload in order to meet deadlines

Strong, effective communication skills (verbal & written) with a confident and articulate manner

Good knowledge of excel - able to use basic formula’s within daily tasks to manipulate data

Flexible and willing to support other team members


Identifies issues that need escalating and escalates quickly

Able to use judgement to resolve day to day problems and keeps manager in the loop

Works with an analytical mind-set and sense checks to ensure accuracy of output

Knows when to ask for help

Isn’t afraid to challenge

What could we do differently?

Asks and understands why

Delivery and quality focused

Meets all deadlines

Identifies weaknesses within own area and ensures these don’t impact delivery

Written communication is clear, concise and in an appropriate format for the audience

Identifies and builds relationship with key business stakeholders

Demonstrates an openness to change to support the future needs of the Accounting Centre

Knowledge is shared within and across departments

Adapts well to changing prioritiesOperates effectively under pressureHas a comprehensive understanding of current processes and suggests improvements

Drives improvement and efficiencies by maintaining a continuous improvement plan

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