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Finance Assistant

Far East Consortium is a global developer and retailer of market-leading property investment brands. We are an ambitious company with big plans and expect a lot from our employees. In return we offer a vibrant working environment, competitive salaries, and reward success. There is certainly no ‘glass ceiling’ here; successful individuals are quickly recognised and rewarded accordingly – a career at Far East Consortium can be whatever you make of it.

The Role

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant will support the Finance Manager in business finance and accounting activities. Responsibilities include all aspects of Accounts Payable and Receivable, helping to oversee and mange individual accounts and assisting the Finance Manager is processing various accounts and transactions. Ideally you will have a relevant accounting qualification or demonstrate your knowledge and ability in different skills.


The duties of the Finance Assistant include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and manage all supplier and tenant accounts;
  • Processing Purchase and Sales invoices on Dynamics;
  • Ensure payments are made on time;
  • Record and administer use of company credit cards;
  • Ensure bank transaction postings are kept up to date;
  • Assist the Finance Manager in creating financial reports on a regular basis;
  • Adhere to the company’s or organization’s financial policies and procedures;
  • Answers question and provide assistance to stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed;
  • Attend finance department and company-wide meetings, sometimes assisting with financial reporting to managers and senior executives;
  • Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions;
  • Provide administrative support and undertaking clerical tasks;
  • Work with spreadsheets, sales and purchase ledgers and journals, calculate and check to make sure payments, amounts and records are correct;
  • Maintain and review intercompany balances to ensure they are reconciled;
  • Prepare VAT returns for review;
  • Credit control and chasing debt;
  • Establish and maintain computerized databases of the organization’s service providers, contacts and other relevant information when required;
  • In agreement with the line manager, establish and maintain filing systems as appropriate;
  • Undertake any training and professional development as and when required.

Personal Specifications

The successful candidate will possess the following traits and competencies:

  • Hold relevant accounting qualifications ideally although not essential as long as the candidate is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
  • Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the MS Office suite, in particular Excel
  • Experience in maintaining Excel spreadsheets
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team environment


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Professional development and potential for career progression
  • Optional Benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Cash Plans and Retailer Discounts

Equal Opportunities

It is the Company’s policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Company will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The Company regularly reviews its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The Company is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.

Please Note: Duties and responsibilities highlighted in this Job Description are indicative and may vary over time. Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and extent of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

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