Finance Assistant (Payments) - Fixed Term

Salary & Benefits
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Job Advert Description

As a Finance Assistant (Payments) you will be responsible for administering key banking routines and procedures, helping the business to maintain, control and report banking and cash flow activities.

This is a customer facing role, dealing with suppliers and individuals who receive payments. This role is responsible for processing bank account transactions; scheduling payment authorisation; cash management and cash handling; bank reconciliations; query resolution; maintaining online banking systems and preparation and analysis of reports for management information.

This role will require you to assimilate information from different systems, members of the team and staff around the business to ensure that all payments and receipts are properly processed and allocated.

The ideal candidate will possess the following;


  • Graduate calibre
  • Finance qualifications (e.g. AAT) preferable but not essential

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of using finance systems, preferably ERP
  • Taking ownership and development of processes
  • Proactive initiation of change
  • Experience of working with and supporting multi-site locations
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Advanced excel skills

About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership.  We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants.  Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide.  Our rapidly expanding journals programme, is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings.  Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US.  Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics (the “Institute”), a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute.  With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

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