Finance Assistant

Salary & Benefits
Competitive Salary & Flexible Benefits
Job Advert Description

As Finance Assistant, reporting into the Finance Operations Manager, you will be responsible for providing flexible processing support to the four functional areas of the Finance Operations Team – Banking, Billing, Accounts Payable and Credit Control.

You will be asked to perform a wide range of finance tasks, including but not limited to, posting bank transactions, processing payments and invoices, producing reconciliations, chasing customer debt and managing team inboxes.

The successful candidate will be used to working in a busy office environment and will ideally have some knowledge of basic finance processes. More important though is a can-do attitude, a willingness to learn, and the confidence to work pro-actively with the different functional areas, seeking out those which most need support on any given day, week or month.

The successful candidate will also be expected to use their unique position of cross team involvement to suggest and drive forward continuous improvement initiatives.

Depending on the capability of the candidate, there may also be opportunities to get involved in project work managed directly by the Finance Operations Manager.

About you:

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:


  • Educated to A Level or equivalent as a minimum.
  • Suitable for someone who has studied or is considering studying AAT. Study support may become available depending on the candidate.

Skills and experience

  • Experience working in a demanding office environment and ideally within a finance function.
  • Comfortable with managing a wide variety of tasks which change frequently depending on the needs of the business.
  • An ability to work on their own initiative, completing tasks without close supervision, and being pro-active in seeking out ways in which they can add value to the organisation.
  • An ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Strong verbal and written communication 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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