Finance Assistant

Role Summary

Xiros is a multi-award winning medical devices company specialising in sports medicine. Our mission is to create the highest quality, innovative medical devices and we are committed to putting people first and developing them. Recently awarded the elite Gold Investors in People Award, Xiros is also a multiple Queens Export Award winner and was recognised this year as one of the fastest growing companies in Yorkshire.

An exciting opportunity to make you mark and develop your career in a new role in our growing finance team has arisen due to the growth and development of the company.

Reporting to:

Head of Finance

Responsibilities / tasks include the following:

Purchase /Sales Ledger:

  • Processing purchase invoices
  • Reconcile supplier statements to the purchase ledger and investigate & correct any discrepancies
  • Review ledgers, reconcile to N/L & investigate aged / Dr/Cr balances and correct as required, ensuring correct VAT treatment of adjustments
  • Liaise with ordering departments via PO process, to identify O/s invoices and expedite the purchase process
  • Prepare authorised payments and create payment run to ensure timely payment of suppliers


  • Creating payments on the banking system for approval
  • Post cash received from customers to the bank/sales ledger account
  • Reconciling the bank accounts, including foreign currency accounts


  • Processing non-purchase ledger transactions, including expenses, credit cards and petty cash
  • Suggesting improvements to systems/processes to improve speed & accuracy of processing
  • Contributing to the development of sound financial controls and review processes
  • Promote good, open communication and teamwork within the finance team and with other departments
  • The role can be developed to include (for example; fixed asset accounting, project accounting, VAT returns, development of MI reports, preparation for monthly management accounts and year end accounts)

Essential Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • You must be part or fully qualified (AAT, CIMA, ACCA).  3 years previous experience in a similar role is essential.
  • Good grades in key subjects at A level and GCSE
  • Intermediate level Excel skills and strong PC literacy
  • Support will be given to part-qualified candidates to complete their qualification and develop their career

Essential Skills and Behaviours:

  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and confidence to work with people from across the whole company and external organisations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  The ability to discuss and explain finance issues with non-financial people is a key part of the role
  • Must be self-motivated and hard-working, demonstrate initiative and show personal commitment towards the role
  • Must demonstrate integrity, high standards, appropriate flexibility and a willingness to learn and develop


  • £21k – £23k plus excellent benefits (worth up to 15% of annual salary)


  • Permanent


  • Full time


Closing Date: 20th April 2016

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