Finance Assistant (Accounts Payable)

Job summary

●Managing the Purchase Ledger, ensuring it is accurately maintained and process deadlines are met

Responsible for accurate and timely processing of all accounts payable transactions

● To ensure suppliers are paid in accordance with agreed terms and conditions

● To support the delivery of the Financial Strategy

Critical purpose of role

  • Retain and grow revenue in line with Vizst’s growth targets
against an assigned set of accounts
  • Build and execute a contact strategy for each acct based upon 
their requirements
  • Build and execute an account plan for each acct based 
upon their requirements
  • Build strong relationships with decision makers across the accounts
  • Act as a single point of contact for queries or issues, and liaise with the relevant internal department(s) to bring them to a swift conclusion
  • Respond to inbound sales enquiries quickly liaising with the relevant team to win new business
  • Proactively identify new business opportunities across the account base and work with the relevant department(s) to win the business
  • Achievement of all targets and KPIs
  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to sell Vizst’s full portfolio of products and services in accordance with end user requirements
  • Manage all opportunities effectively via Vizst’s CRM system 
in accordance with Vizst’s principles
  • Maximise revenue by cross and up selling, whilst adhering 
to Vizst’s sales principles
  • Provide a monthly report as required by Vizst’s Sales Management
  • Take responsibility for building and maintaining industry and 
competitor knowledge, sharing knowledge with the wider virtual 
team as appropriate
  • Respond effectively to inbound enquiries relating to new or 
existing customer requirements
  • Provide support to Vizst’s field based sales team as and 
when appropriate
  • Take a continual improvement approach to all elements of the role and feedback to Sales Management
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism at all times
  • Other duties from time to time as directed by sales management

Main responsibilities

  • Being the first point of contact for all purchase ledger enquiries queries, both internal and external
  • Liaise with Procurement to resolve any purchase invoice issues and be responsible for ensuring all disputes are resolved in a timely manner
  • To be vigilant and make recommendations for efficiency savings and cost saving
  • Process banking receipts and payment transactions on a daily basis and managing cash reconciliations
  • Setting up of new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details
  • Monthly reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Process employee expense claims and payments
  • Execute the purchase ledger function, posting transactions and seeking approval where necessary
  • Assist with management accounting tasks including accruals, prepayments, balance sheet reconciliations and maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Liaise with CFO to agree with suppliers regarding payment expectations and payment plans as necessary
  • Identify and improve any internal purchase ledger control issues
  • Supporting with inventory reporting
  • Compile Company reports and assist with returns as required (VAT, CSO etc)
  • Developing relationships with staff across the business to provide information and support as required throughout the month
  • Report and make recommendations to improve on the Company’s use of accounting software, aiming to increase automation where appropriate
  • Ad-hoc support to the CFO
  • Perform any other reasonable duties consistent with the role as required

Personal specifications

This role would suit someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Time Management: Able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Transactional: Able to handle volumes of transactions accurately and to timescale
  • Knowledgeable: Technically and professionally competent
  • Communication: Able to communicate complex problems clearly
  • Commercial: Understands wider business environment and impact of own output on rest of business


  • Trusted advisor, willing to provide a detailed and accurate financial insight at all times
  • Strategic thinker, motivated by execution and delivery of an agreed agenda
  • Self-developing and self-motivating, encourages high standards in others
  • Able to demonstrate our values of being proud, expert, creative, collaborative, honest and customer first

Relevant Experience and Qualifications


  • A minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Good knowledge of general accounting
  • Competent and confident with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel


  • Experience with cloud-based ERP system Sage Intacct
  • Attained or studying towards AAT or CIMA/ACCA

Job application

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