Central Finance Assistant We are currently recruiting for a Finance Assistant on a 15-month fixed term contract to join the Central Finance Department at Kreston Reeves in Canterbury. Firm Introduction Kreston Reeves advise dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals and families on all areas of business, tax and wealth. We help clients make confident decisions about their future. With offices across London, Kent and Sussex and international reach via Kreston International, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of all our clients wherever their ambition takes them. We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help clients to achieve their personal and business goals. We are looking for a trusted member of staff to join the Central Finance team on a 15-month Maternity Cover Fixed term contract. Firm Culture and Benefits Having started out over 100 years ago, we are long-standing employers across our office communities in Kent, Sussex, London - and beyond. We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built and we’re grateful to our people for making it stronger every day. Our strong commitment to living our firm’s values means we listen carefully to our teams and enjoy helping each other succeed - creating a culture in which our employees can thrive and provide the highest service to our clients. We want all our employees to be rewarded for their hard work and enjoy a balanced lifestyle, which is why we offer benefits such as agile working, and an engagement programme centred around mental health and wellbeing. We are also proud of our active Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our own Kreston Reeves Charity Foundation enables us to consistently 'give back’ to our local communities wherever we can, as well as provide opportunities for our employees to get more involved in charitable work and in choosing the causes which benefit from the Foundation. We give all of our employees the option to take one day paid each year for volunteering so they can support the charitable causes closest to them. Other benefits we offer our employees include up to 5% contribution on our pension scheme and a grade specific flexible benefit pot to use throughout the year on a range of benefits (including mandatory Private health plan, Death in service and Income protection) from gym membership and restaurant discount cards, to travel insurance and additional health insurance - and much more. We are proud of the positive culture and flexible working environment our employees enjoy. Role Description As a Finance Assistant, you will assist with a variety of tasks within the department, this will include data entry into the accounts system, a range of bookkeeping duties; including bank reconciliations, posting Petty cash, Cheques and BACS payments alongside undertaking various administration tasks to assist with the smooth running of the department. You will need to be proactive in problem solving plus resolve internal and external issues in a confident and meticulous manner. The objectives of the role To assist with the Bookkeeping and day to day administrative tasks of the Central Finance team as they look at a new dynamic way of working. Responsibilities Build and maintain adequate knowledge within the team of the main bookkeeping software packages Accurate Data Entry into the Finance system to ensure data is available for firmwide Financial Reporting deadlines Adhoc administrative duties Quickly understand and help to put in place best practices to assist in implementing a new accounts package Liaising with and working closely with client service teams across the firm Providing support to the Finance Director, Finance Controller and other members of the Central Finance team Assist with project work especially the implementation of a new Finance System Requirements 5 GCSE’s at Level C or above (or equivalent) Experience in a similar position is preferable Preferably has experience of working in an accounts department Knowledge of basic bookkeeping Effective communicator Attention to detail A team player with a driven, self-starter attitude RECRUITMENT AGENCIES Kreston Reeves will not accept CVs unless The Recruitment Team has instructed you to work on a position. Kreston Reeves asks that you DO NOT send any speculative CVs to recruiters, Partners or Hiring Managers across any of the offices in Kent, London and Sussex as we will not be liable for any fees obtained through unsolicited/speculative CVS. Many thanks for your cooperation.