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Finance Assistant

Type: Permanent
Location: Belfast
Salary: £18000 +

On behalf of our client, a Northern Ireland household name, we are seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to join their Finance team for a full time, permanent contract based in Belfast.

Supporting the Senior Accountant, the Finance Assistant will primarily work on the Sales Ledger. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning organisation with a fantastic range of employee benefits and career development opportunities.


The Finance Assistant can expect a starting salary of £18000 which will increase after the successful completion of the probationary period. Hours of work are 37 per week. Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

Duties include:

  • Maintaining and updating accurately customer records on the Sage accounting system.
  • Processing of sales ledger transactions for Phoenix Natural Gas (PNG), Phoenix Energy Services (PES) and other group companies on a daily basis to meet department deadlines. Generating sales invoices and credit notes with accuracy, speed and due consideration to applicable rates of VAT.
  • Processing and allocating daily receipts on the sales ledger. Registering cash, cheque, WorldPay and BACS payments accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Registering sales ledger refunds and cancelling payments.
  • Regular analysis of the Sales Ledger to identify misallocations and preparation of write-offs for authorisation and processing.
  • Generating reports from a 3rd party website, WorldPay, to obtain details of customer receipts for processing on the sales ledger.
  • Ad hoc printing, scanning & sending out invoices to customers.
  • General administration duties pertaining to the role including filing paperwork.
  • Any other duties conducive to the effective operation of the post which the Company deem to be within the post holder’s competence. Operational requirements of the business may dictate that overtime may be required.



·Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (grades A-C) or equivalent including Maths and English language.

·Experience working within an accounting environment.

·Experience working with accounting packages.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • IT Literate particularly with Microsoft Excel.
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a dedicated team.
  • A professional and flexible approach is required.




  • Experience of working with numbers and or money.
  • Experience of processing high volumes of data.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable
  • Knowledge of general accounting procedures..
  • Knowledge of accounting software and how to use it

Please note Applicants will need to have proof of eligibility to work in the UK.


Further details are available to applicants. To express an interest please send your CV to Patricia in by clicking on the link. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Recruitment Executive, N.G.O

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