Finance Assistant - Wakefield (Part-time)

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Department: Finance

Reporting to: Financial Controller

Location: Head Office (Wakefield)

The Company

At Horizon Platforms Ltd we are proud to be a leading provider of Powered Access equipment hire, sales and training in the North of England. Established in 2008, we’ve continued to grow year on year despite challenging economic times. We genuinely value our employees in the same way that we value our customers. We want you to feel challenged, fulfilled, encouraged, trained and mentored so that you can reach your full potential as quickly as possible.

This job description is structured around our employee values; Teamwork, Positivity, Ownership and Outstanding Service.

Job Purpose

The Finance Assistant will provide administrative support to the Finance department, carrying out a range of responsibilities to support the function, ultimately contributing towards ensuring timely and accurate payments and a well organised department.



  • Work closely with other members of the Finance team to ensure an efficient and professional service 
  • Assist with other duties or administrative requirements during periods of staff absence due to any reason including sickness and holidays
  • Undertake ad hoc tasks as required from time to time by the Purchase Ledger Controller to assist in the general running of the Department
  • Assist with accurate financial coding of documents
  • Assist with preparation of year end transactions and analyses
  • Assist with documentation related to payment of invoices


  • Demonstrate the Company Values in everything you do
  • Respect all colleagues and customers, being polite and courteous at all times


  • Take responsibility for your own workload
  • Maintain customer master files including accurate contact details
  • Maintain the register of supplier invoices on a daily basis to ensure accurate, up to date records
  • Ensure organised filing systems are maintained to allow swift retrieval of supplier information and documents
  • Investigate and resolve purchase ledger queries as required

Outstanding Service:

  • Process supplier invoices, including verification, coding, authorisation and input to the finance system
  • Ensure all invoices are correctly calculated, approved and coded in a timely and accurate manner
  • Maintain adequate records of pro-forma invoices and chase up associated invoices
  • Record approved payments to suppliers on SAGE accounting system and load payment run to bank payment system
  • Produce system remittances on a timely basis and dispatch to all suppliers
  • Process new client setup requests and amendment requests
  • Disbursement and recording of petty cash payments

Skills Required:

  • Passionate and willing to provide exceptional levels of customer service
  • An excellent communicator with people at any level within an organisation
  • Highly numerate
  • Computer literate with good understanding of Microsoft packages
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Detail-oriented with superior accuracy skills
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and a willing member of the team

Measures of success:

  • Positive colleague and customer feedback
  • Completion of accurate work to agreed deadlines
  • Observation of positive behaviours by Financial Controller

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If the above sounds exciting and you know that you can meet our expectations, simply show us why we should consider you for this role by sending your covering letter and CV to


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