Finance Assistant

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Hampshire Trust Bank
  • 22 Sep 18 2018-09-22

Hampshire Trust Bank is a UK bank formed in 1977 focused on UK customers with centres of excellence in Asset Finance, Property Finance and Specialist Mortgages. We also provide competitive Savings accounts to individuals and businesses.

JOB PURPOSE

The Finance department is responsible for all Regulatory and Statutory reporting to external parties as well as providing financial planning and business analysis to internal stakeholders. The Financial Control team sits within the Finance team and is responsible for all management accounting and control of cash in and out of the bank. The Finance department is a core support function within the bank and in addition to the regular duties team members will be expected to support adhoc requests from internal stakeholders.

Primarily, the role will support the Financial Control Team and will include involvement in the production of the monthly management accounts, annual reports and take shared ownership of the payments process and bank reconciliations, including management of cash and purchase ledger accounts. The team member will also be involved in project work including developing new systems, testing improvements to existing software, investigate work to support management reporting and data analysis.

KEY RESULT AREAS OR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Ownership of payments procedures including cash management
  • Preparing daily nostro reconciliations including posting journals
  • Full accounts payable process including management of purchase and related general ledgers
  • Maintenance of suspense accounts
  • Maintaining good internal stakeholder relationships and serving as a central point of contact for business line queries

COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Primary Internal Contacts:

  • Finance Assistants
  • Finance Manager
  • Business line heads and their payments teams

Primary External Contacts:

  • Suppliers
  • Banks

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE 

The individual would ideally be a graduate (STEM subjects preferred) with intermediate excel skills.

Competencies/soft skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Self motivated and a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines effectively
  • Good communication skills and able to build positive, constructive relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Accuracy and strives for continual improvement
  • Proactive with a willingness to learn

OUR CULTURE

All members of the HTB team are expected to demonstrate behaviour aligned with the seven core elements of Our Culture:

Customer focused

  • Develop expertise in our markets
  • Understand customers deeply
  • Build strong relationships to fairly deliver what customers need

Principled and ethical

  • Lead by example through sound guiding principles
  • Have respect for others
  • Behave in a way that is consistent with our values

Dynamic and decisive

  • Seek to act on opportunities
  • Continuously strive to improve
  • Take prompt, confident action to achieve desire results

Quality driven

  • Actively support the agreed business / department strategy
  • Focus on always delivering results
  • Achieve high standards and meet expectations

Informing

  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Share knowledge & deliver insights
  • Support decision-making and drive higher performance

Positive and enthusiastic

  • Have a constructive attitude
  • Stay motivated to meet personal / team commitments
  • Celebrate success with others

Collaborative

  • Work together to succeed
  • Maintain beneficial relationships & show empathy
  • Strengthen our collective capability

If you are interested in this opportunity and fill the requirements, please apply here submitting a copy of your CV. 

Deadline for applications is 6 OCTOBER 2018.