Finance Assistant / Analyst

Job Title: Finance Assistant / Analyst
Job Reference: TL/HQ00055835

Location: Cardiff
Job Type: Permanent

£30000 per annum, Benefits: + Strong Blue Chip Benefits
Sector: Accountancy (Qualified)

Posted 11 days ago

Finance Assistant/Analyst, Up to £30,000 + Very Strong Blue Chip Benefits (33 Days Holiday, Pension etc), Very Strong and Stable Blue Chip Organisation in Cardiff, ASAP Start (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Finance Assistant / Analyst Overview:

Working for a strong and stable blue chip organisation in central Cardiff, the Finance Analyst will assist with a broad range of responsibilities for one of the most successful divisions of the company  Typical Duties will include:

Review and approve journals for posting to the accounting system (Oracle) as part of statutory financial or regulatory reporting period end close, in accordance with Accounting Operations timetables.

Responsible for financial or box reconciliations, including the investigation and clearance of outstanding items, as per deadlines mandated in the Accounting Operations timetable, ensuring the reasons for reconciling items are clearly and concisely explained.

Contribute to the accurate and timely preparation of the monthly financial / management accounts, related revenue, balance sheet, tax or other regulatory returns in accordance with Accounting Operations timetables.

Assist and deliver analytical support and management information to various business units, as well as ad hoc requests from Accounting Operations management.

Adhere to robust financial controls in compliance with Group Standards, statutory and regulatory requirements and the risk and control framework.  Maintain procedure notes, ensuring they are up to date and fit for purpose.  Assist internal or external auditors as and when required.

Responsible for identifying and resolving issues and errors found in Accounting Operations processes, as well as for identifying opportunities for process improvement, adding and maintaining them on the continuous improvement log and progressing them through to execution.

Ideal Background for the Finance Assistant/Analyst:

Either, part or newly qualified accountant or, qualified by strong, relevant experience within a Finance environment.

Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including excel, word and PowerPoint.

Experience of working on a core accounting system and performing ledger postings and reconciliations.

Experience of using, extracting and reporting data from accounting and other office based administration systems.

Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of staff throughout the business

Attention to detail and able to work accurately to tight deadlines. 

Good analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to identify process improvement opportunities.

Able to work independently or as part of a team, while planning and prioritising tasks.

Proactively seeks solutions to problems and escalates concerns and challenges existing processes and suggest improvements.

Can prioritise workloads effectively and obtain relevant information to assist in decision-making.

Builds and develops strong relationships with peers and within the Accounting team


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

Related Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


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