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Finance Assistant – Reporting and Systems/Purchase Ledger - UK

Finance Assistant – Reporting and Systems/Purchase Ledger - Lowestoft, UK


Support the Finance Manager and wider team to assist with regular reporting and systems tasks, together with assisting with the smooth running of Purchase Ledger function to ensure integrity of the Ledger and support the business in meeting its deliverables.

Main Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Support the Management Accountant and Assistant Systems Accountant with day to day and month end tasks, including balance sheet reconciliations, nominal ledger analysis and monitoring of Petty Cash.
  • Provide cover for absence in the Finance team as required on day to day tasks, including the Daily QC process, Daily Sales reporting and Card Declines.
  • Ensure new supplier accounts are setup on a timely basis.
  • Reconcile allocated supplier accounts, which encompasses producing reports, processing invoices and allocating payments.
  • Identify and resolve common causes of unreconciled items.
  • Maintain effective contact with suppliers to ensure invoices are paid in accordance with terms and deal with queries.
  • Ensure credit terms are maximised with suppliers without threat of suspension.
  • Responsible for processing payments.
  • Ensure effective internal communication with Recon Team (ICE).
  • Administer corporate credit card applications.
  • Monitor and resolve corporate credit card queries, including declined transactions.
  • Monitor and maintain staff expenses on a regular basis.
  • Assist with collating information to produce accurate cash flow forecasts.
  • Maintain procedure notes.
  • Monitor and evaluate processes and suggest improvements where needed.
  • Contribute to ensuring effective corporate governance, risk management and internal controls.
  • Other ad-hoc duties necessary as directed by your line manager.

Hours of Work

37.5 hours per week, at a time agreed with your line manager.

Technical Skills & Experience

  • Educated to GSCE level, or equivalent, in Mathematics and English (Essential).
  • Experience of working in a dynamic finance environment (Essential).
  • Experience of working in the Purchase Ledger function (Essential).
  • Intermediate Excel skills (Essential).
  • Accountancy qualification (e.g. AAT or similar) (Desirable).

Professional & Personal Attributes

  • Professional relationships – able to build effective relationships; good communicator; ensures collaborative working; embraces the benefit of sharing knowledge.
  • Attention to detail - maintains high standards even when under pressure; has meticulous attention to detail; produces accurate outputs.
  • Accountable – takes responsibility for outputs and actions.
  • Customer focussed – recognises the need to focus on both internal and external customer requirements.
  • Problem solving and resourceful - focuses on cause, not symptom; ability to utilise resources available for maximum output; proactive approach to work.
  • Constructively challenge – able to positively challenge the status quo with a clear understanding of the benefit to be realised.

Key Relationships


  • Recon Team (ICE)
  • All central service teams
  • All operations and frontline service teams


  • Suppliers
  • Bank
  • Auditors


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About the company:

ATPI delivers world-leading corporate travel and specific Marine travel solutions to organisations operating in a variety of specialist sectors around the world. The aim that unites every brand, sector, service and strategy is to deliver what really matters to every single one of our customers.

Comprising of ATPI Corporate Travel, Direct ATPI, ATPI Marine & Energy, ATPI Mining & Resources, ATPI Corporate Events and ATPI Sports Events, the ATPI Group combines decades of experience and specialist expertise with innovative technology and a global network to provide our customers with what matters most.