Finance Assistant
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Finance Assistant for an initial 6  month contract on an hourly rate of £13.20/hour.  
– Process customer and supplier invoices 
– Match invoices to purchase orders 
– Assist with invoice queries 
– Processing expenses 
– Reconcile supplier statements 
– Set up new customers and suppliers 
– Provide assistance and advice to department budget 
Essential Skills: 
–  Proven administrative experience within a multi-disciplinary business operations (ideally finance) environment 
– Previous knowledge and/or experience in the transactional processing of supplier and/or customer invoices 
– Evidence of time management skills, with the ability to work with minimal supervision; to plan and prioritise own workloads; and to meet deadlines  
– Experience of working flexibly and collaboratively within a small, yet busy, team  
– Flexible approach to learning and problem solving 
– Commitment to personal and professional development 
– Basic knowledge and understanding of core accounting principles 
– Understanding of GDPR and data protection, plus appreciation of the need for discretion and confidentiality in the workplace 
– High level customer service skills, with a helpful, flexible attitude 
– Ability to deal professionally with enquires from internal and external customers at all levels, both verbally and in written form 
– Proven expertise in using Microsoft 365, in particular Teams, Outlook, and Excel 
– Understanding of the need for accuracy and attention to detail 
– Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post 
– Values driven approach to practice, aligned with core values 
Desirable Skills: 
–  HNC in business administration 
– or  
– SCQF Level 7 equivalence via Professional Development Awards; Higher Education Certificates; Modern Apprenticeships; and SVQs 
– Training and Development Accreditations gained within a finance environment 
– Previous experience working in a finance role in at least two of the following areas: Sales Ledger; Purchase Ledger; Payroll; Treasury & Expenses 
– Experience of matching invoices to purchase orders 
– Experience of communicating complex and confidential information 
– Experience of working within a Health, Social Care or educational environment 
– Knowledge and experience of processing transactions on eFinancials and use of PECOS 
– Advanced Excel knowledge and skills (e.g. VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables; and formulae) 

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Finance Assistant
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
£13.20 per hour -

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