Senior Finance Assistant

  • Job Reference: SFA
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2024
  • Employer: In Professional Development Ltd (InPD)
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  • Location: Appley Bridge, Lancashire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

In Professional Development 

In Professional Development is a young and dynamic training and consultancy organisation delivering high quality, engaging and unique training and professional development solutions. Working with leading industry and academic partners such as the University of Chester, University of East London, GunnerCooke and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and guided by our board of industry experts we aim to deliver innovative and market led programmes and courses.

The role

The Finance Assistant will work alongside the Management Accountant and Accounts Assistant to assist in the day to day running of the department and maintenance of the accounting ledgers.

Company Benefits

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Birthday off work 
  • An additional day of annual leave for every year service, up until 5 additional days
  • Company Sick pay
  • Bereavement leave
  • Hybrid flexibility
  • Employee of the month with £100 voucher
  • Wellbeing Day
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Post purchase invoices
  • Post all receipts and payments
  • Maintain Creditors Ledgers
  • Ensure adherence to internal purchase policies • Credit control (when needed)
  • Payment runs
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Credit card expenses
  • Soldo expenses
  • Assist with month end journals (Wages journal, Accruals, Prepayments)
  • Any other ad-hoc work to assist the Management Accountant 

Required Attributes

  • Organised
  • Strong communication skills


  • A qualification in accounting is not essential but a current AAT studier would be advantageous

Relevant experience 

  • Sage 50 experience (essential)
  • Knowledge of double entry (essential)
  • Microsoft office experience (essential)
  • 2+ years’ experience within an accounting role


Job Type: Permanent

Salary Range. £25,000 - £30.000 per annum.

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Working Arrangement: Office based with flexibility