Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London
Salary: £22,000 - £28,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: #4397
Contact Name: Dan Pallant
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 17, 2018 10:49

Job Description

Finance Assistant – City of London

Our client, a growing recruitment business are looking for a Finance Assistant to help run their weekly contractor payroll. The role will require someone to have good communication skills and experience in a fast-paced environment.

Previous recruitment sector experience is desirable. The business has a sociable and friendly working environment which allows people to be creative and thrive.

Weekly payroll

  • Running weekly contractor payroll
  • Monthly internal payroll
  • Collating all weekly timesheets
  • Running detailed checks on each timesheet to ensure accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • Invoicing (Raising and Sending)
  • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Handling queries over the phone
  • Commission calculations
  • Managing e-mailed requests/queries received into the Candidate Services Inbox from candidates/consultants and third parties
  • Raising pay and bill adjustments advised by Credit Control/Consultants/Candidates
  • Processing Tax Forms/Student Loans /P45 requests and P45 clean up
  • Calculate statutory payments, such as maternity, paternity and sick pay.
  • Resending/confirming receipt of timesheets on an adhoc basis

Key Performance Indicators

  • Accuracy of work
  • Speed of work – there are numerous deadlines within the weekly pay cycle and these must be met throughout that cycle
  • Punctual attendance – you must be at your desk ready to start at your allocated times.
  • Clear Desk Policy – your desk must be clear before you go each evening – so if for any reason systems go down overnight/you are unavailable for work , adopting the clear desk policy will cause minimal disruption/impact on the following days processes


Previous experience essential and typical qualifications may include:

  • Good Payroll knowledge preferably within Recruitment
  • GCSE Maths and English (Minimum Grade C).
  • Previous experience which demonstrates numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Previous Customer Service experience

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