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Finance Assistant

Manchester, UK
Home office (télétravail) available: yes
Type of contract: Part time for indefinite period

We have an exciting opportunity to join our talented finance team based in Bramhall, near Stockport.  The WPO Group is a privately owned provider of expert services including technical and commercial asset management services to our renewable energy clients.  Our finance team provide financial reporting and administrative services to our external portfolio of client windfarm and solar sites.

We are now looking for a part time (equivalent to 22.5 hours pw) Finance Assistant to join our team, please state on your application which days/hours you would like to work.

The role

Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, this role will provide administrative and financial support to WPO’s clients to ensure financial transactions are recorded and processed correctly.

The role will assist with the accounting on a number of entities; processing sales and purchase ledgers, managing bank accounts, general ledger posting and liaising with suppliers and third parties. For the right candidate there will be opportunities to be involved in other areas of finance as the role develops.

The person

To apply, you must have at least 2 years’ experience as a Finance Assistant or similar role, specifically with experience of processing financial data.  With excellent attention to detail you will also have strong IT skills, particularly Excel. 


This role attracts a salary of approximately £25,000 (Full Time Equivalent) depending upon experience,

  • 2x Life Assurance
  • BUPA private healthcare
  • 5% employer contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro rata
  • On site parking
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Hybrid working (2 days max per week in the office)
  • Flexible working (please detail on your application which days/hours you are interested in).

Key tasks/ duties

  • Process purchase invoices ensuring internal/external sign-off
  • Upload payments to electronic banking systems for payment
  • Process bank postings
  • File, document and process of incoming and outgoing communications
  • Ensure that all transactional/source documentation has been properly captured, recorded, coded and processed in accordance with WPO procedures and best practice
  • Assistance with the preparation of periodic VAT returns for review by a senior
  • Sales invoicing
  • Assistance on a variety of tasks where required (e.g. monthly management accounts, annual budgets, preparation of period end journals)

Person Specification and Experience

  • Several years’ all-round bookkeeping/accounting essential, preferably with an SME
  • Experience of working in a busy, deadline driven environment and able to manage own workload/multiple tasks whilst being adaptable to changing priorities
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Familiar with online accounting systems, preferably Quickbooks, Sage and/or Xero