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Finance Assistant - £24,000 + study support towards professional accounting qualification - Glasgow - Great Western Road

Ref: 435 Date Posted: Friday 14 Jun 2019
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This is a fantastic opportunity for someone at any stage of their life to embrace a new career in finance, but would be ideal for someone who has recently graduated with an accounting or finance related degree. This is also a fantastic opportunity to learn the finance profession from the bottom up and this role will provide not only great development opportunities for the right individual but also support towards gaining a professional accounting qualification.


The principal objective is to support the Operations Finance Analyst - Whisky Supply in providing a comprehensive and professional finance service to the Whisky Supply function encompassing activities in the areas of whisky stock maturation and costing, blending, warehousing, freight, whisky sales and purchases.


Reporting to the Operations Finance Analyst, key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Carry out Whisky Supply month-end closing procedures

  • Preparation of monthly KPI reporting including recording and reporting of whisky age and cost, carry costs and fillings

  • Recording and monitoring of deferred margin ensuring the correct deferral and releases are transacted as part of the month end process

  • Preparation and analysis of the month end reconciliations between the bespoke TEG whisky stock system and SAP

  • Preparation and analysis of all whisky stock balance sheet accounts in SAP

  • Regular processing of purchase ledger invoices on the whisky stock system and SAP

  • Raising bulk sales invoices through the whisky stock system

  • Regular processing and monitoring of Whisky Supply transactions using the whisky stock system and SAP

  • Recording and monitoring stock count results

  • Regularly liaise with colleagues across various functions of the business and external stakeholders to ensure that any operational issues with a financial impact that arise are dealt with correctly and in a timely manner

  • Assist the Whisky Operations function with any ad-hoc queries

  • Continually seek to improve current processes

  • Prepare the overheads budget for Whisky Supply areas

  • Assist the Operations Finance Analyst – Whisky Supply with various aspects of the Whisky Stocks budget

  • Assist with the preparation and transacting of the annual new fill stock re-cost and mature stock cost uplift exercises.

  • Process and thoroughly check all annual rent invoices on the whisky stock system

  • Preparation of information and involvement in the annual external audit

  • Involvement in stock counts including the year-end counts as part of the external audit


The ideal candidate will either have experience in processing financial transactions and an excellent working knowledge of Excel or have studied an accounting related subject at HND or degree level. Experience of SAP would be an advantage but not essential. A positive attitude and a desire to progress into a professional accounting role is essential.




Closing Date for applications – Friday 21st June 2019

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