Due to rapid growth of the business an exciting position has become available for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper. We are looking for someone that has previous experience in a similar position and is confident enough to take on this challenging role. The starting salary for this role is £28,000 p.a.The Company Responsive Ltd is a group of specialist companies offering professional services including Non-Destructive Testing, Mechanical Testing and Training. Responsive has built its success by looking after the people inside and those who live and work around our business. We care and we enjoy showing it. Integrity is at the heart of reliable testing and at the heart of our businesses too. We all believe in contributing to a safer world by doing our jobs well.The PositionAs a Finance Assistant at Responsive Ltd, you will contribute to the smooth running of the finance department. You will be responsible for assisting with sales and purchasing ledgers, data entry, analysis, generating month-end reports and reconciling bank accounts. The role requires the candidate to demonstrate a flexible approach and the ability to meet deadlines at key times throughout the financial year. Main responsibilities include:Purchase ledger - entering purchase orders and invoices.Reconciling supplier statements and resolving queries.Sales ledger - invoicing, resolving queries with internal and external parties. Issue customer reminders and monthly statements.Credit control cash allocation, debt chasing and obtain settlement within agreed timescales.Bank reconciliations.Daily / weekly account reconciliations.Assisting with month-end and quarter-end tasks.Compile data and prepare monthly reports and cashflow forecasts to support decision making.Seek to continuously improve our business processes and drive efficiency.Ensuring the Company’s financial policies and procedures are observed in line with current legislation.Liaise with our external accountants. This role offers potential for career progression and further qualifications for the right candidate. Essential Skills:Previous accounting experience (2 Years minimum) including experience with end of year and VAT calculations / returns.Experience with accounting software. Responsive utilise Accounts IQ, internal training is provided.High level of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to identify errors.Confident with excellent communication skills.Ability to work on their own initiative.Able to deal with both internal and external queries.Good Numeracy and Literacy skills.Pro-active, organised and able to prioritise workload.Good IT skills and high level of computer literacyEnthusiastic, positive and approachable attitude.Good Team working skills.Desire to learn and be part of a growing business. Desirable Skills:Accounts QualificationsAccounts IQ Experience The LocationResponsive Ltd’s roots are in West Cumbria, we also have hubs in Manchester and Southampton. This enables us to offer effective service for clients across the UK. This role will be based across our Cumbria offices in Whitehaven and Workington, with the opportunity of flexible hours and home working arrangements. Why should you apply?Competitive rates of pay21 Days Annual Leave in addition to public holidaysBrilliant benefits schemes such as Cycle and Tech SchemeContributory pension schemeFlexible WorkingBirthday off work!Home working arrangements (at least two days a week in the office)Two full days annually for volunteering of your own choice, we believe in giving back to our local community. How to applyPlease send over your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and any supporting documents (e.g. qualifications).