Finance Assistant Vacancy.

Jobs at Cogent.

Finance Assistant Vacancy.

One Permanent Vacancy; 4 to 5 days per week (30 to 37.5 hours per week) *we’re happy to discuss hours and days with any successful applicant.

Based in Meriden, Coventry (near the NEC and Resorts World)

This is who we are.

Brilliant people, working together to create brilliant results.  We are an award-winning integrated marketing agency that’s bigger than the sum of its parts.  Togetherness is our culture.  It’s how we work with each other, and how we work with our clients, too.  We want them to see us as an extension of their own teams, turning their complex problems into simple solutions.  At Cogent, we create belief that changes behaviour.

Our vision is to create better people, better relationships, better work *yes, in that order.  We value being kind, trustworthy and smart.  We are an IPA CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Gold Agency, which means we take our commitment to staff development seriously and achieved Campaign’s Best 50 Company to work for 2020 – our staff love working here!.  So, if this sounds like your cup of tea, then carry on reading.

What are we looking for?

AAT/CIMA/ACCA, ACA qualified or part qualified

The Role

A fast-paced, exciting role which sits within the Support Department, working collaboratively with the Finance Team (Accounts Assistant and Senior Finance Assistant) and client teams across the agency.  A new, additional role to support the team with financial processing and transactions.  Line managed by the Financial Controller.

Job/Team Purpose

A fast-paced, exciting role which sits within the Support Department, working collaboratively with the Finance Team (Accounts Assistant and Senior Finance Assistant) and client teams across the agency.  A new, additional role to support the team with financial processing and transactions.  Line managed by the Financial Controller.

Knowledge & Experience Needed

  • Credit control and or purchase ledger experience a must
  • Double-entry bookkeeping
  • Intercompany accounting
  • Audit experience
  • An AAT/QBE qualification and or any accredited accountancy qualification (full or part qualified)
  • People/relationship skills; an easy manner and the ability to inspire confidence, as well as trustworthiness
  • Highly motivated with a proactive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be able to work on own accord
  • Ability to communicate at all levels; spoken, for working with colleagues, other hives (teams) and clients (as required); for producing clear written correspondence
  • Diplomatic and approachable
  • Diligent; for understanding processes, adapting to new ones, and ensuring that processes are followed accurately
  • Strong administration skills
  • Strong organisation, methodical and prioritisation skills, ability to work to tight deadlines in a calm and professional manner
  • Excellent ICT skills; Microsoft word, excel and systems-savvy

Accountabilities

  • Ownership of the credit control function, ensuring cash is collected from clients in a timely manner
  • Month-end journal posting
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and P&L analysis
  • Ensure finance inbox is managed

Role Responsibilities

  • Process, prepare and reconcile accounts, accruals, prepayments, control and treasury accounts
  • Uploading financial data into various portals
  • Populating financial reporting
  • Processing information within relevant data protection laws
  • Continuing professional development
  • Providing systems access for users of finance systems
  • Providing users with support and advice
  • Filing statutory reporting on time

Total Reward Package

  • £ Competitive salary
  • Employer pension contribution of 4%, plus 4% employee contribution
  • Employee Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • 35 days’ holiday (inclusive of BH’s and Agency Christmas Closure) full-time equivalent
  • One day each year (paid) for voluntary/charity work
  • IPA member agency; plenty of access to industry-related tools and training
  • Health cashback plan
  • Access to retail, travel, vehicle discounts
  • Flexible working available (subject to eligibility)
  • Various wellness initiatives
  • Free onsite parking

Please note we are working remotely at present, however once government guidelines allow, we will be looking for staff to work onsite from our Covid secure offices.

Interested?

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