The Finance Assistant plays a crucial role of handling the day to day activities of the Accounting and Finance department.


Job Title Finance Assistant
Job Function Assist in executing effective procedure to pay and order to cash processes
Reports To Financial Controller
Location The Olive House, Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Date August 2021


Core Responsibilities – Purchase ledger


  • Registering and processing of supplier invoices and credit notes (including matching to Purchase Orders)
  • Preparing weekly supplier pay runs, paying invoices within supplier payment terms
  • Ensure supplier accounts are maintained correctly and kept up to date
  • Forecasting cash payments
  • Reconciliation of supplier balances
  • Processing credit card and staff expenses
  • Monitoring of the Finance in-box


Supporting – Sales Ledger processes


  • Process and allocate cash receipts including forecasting cash receipts for the weekly Cash Flow Forecast
  • Review which sales orders can be released for despatch and communicate this to the relevant teams (daily Money List)
  • Credit control, including chasing and collecting monies due from customers
  • New customer set up and review of credit terms
  • Processes risk reviews, including assessing credit checks and credit insurance cover
  • Deal with NCRs (Non Conformance Reports) and customer queries in relation to these
  • Producing Customer invoices and credit notes


Other adhoc work as required to support the Finance function.


Supporting Kerfoot Logistics, Customer Services and sales division


  • Working in a culture that encourages ethical conduct, open communication and commitment to compliance consistent with The Kerfoot Group values of Respect, Boldness and Performance.


Skills & Experience Required


  • Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other computer systems and databases
  • Ability to use initiative to organise themselves and others to ensure deadlines are met
  • A flexible team player with the ability to work proactively