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General Ledger Assistant

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The Company:NHS Shared Business Services is a unique partnership between Sopra Steria and the Department of Heath. We provide crucial corporate back office services to NHS organisations.We are market leaders in corporate service delivery with around 40% of the NHS using one or more of our products. With unrivalled knowledge and experience, we provide high-quality, value-for-money finance, procurement and employment services to the NHS, helping them overcome any challenges they face in the back office.We work closely with NHS organisations all over the country to replace outdated, time-consuming and error-prone paper processes, with affordable digital systems and more efficient ways of working, and in addition to our core services, we are designing and developing innovative digital technologies and piloting brand new ways of working, which further improve efficiency and quality, and better support the NHS workforce to deliver world-class patient care.We are passionate about using our expertise to save the NHS time and money and are more relevant today than ever before. The Day Job:Do you have a good understanding of basic accounting principles, practice and terminology? Are you a good communicator and enjoy working with a team? If you are currently working in a finance role and looking for a new opportunity then read on as this might be the role for you?NHS are looking to fill a new position for a General Ledger Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a positive, forward moving team whilst supporting the development of the service, staff and client relationships. The role will involve managing your own cohort of clients whilst acting as the first point of contact for all Ledger and Chart of accounts queries, escalations, and service developments. The role will require good interpersonal and customer relationship skills, out the box thinking, and the ability communicate detailed and complex pieces of information. As a General Ledger Assistant you will be preparing and reviewing balance sheet control accounts and ensuring the month end process is as smooth as possible. You will prepare pension, tax and NI's ready for payment.Key Responsibilities: • Prepare and review monthly Interim & Final Reconciliation Packs and Prepare and initiate monthly payroll deduction pay overs • Run reports, extract data and analyse the data, as the service requires, often using spreadsheets and statistical techniques • Respond to, and resolve queries, taking action as appropriate and identify any preventative measures • Working with clients and colleagues on complex requests for changes • Striving to build a good relationship with clients and provide the best possible service • Working closely with management to improve service delivery and Ad hoc admin duties as require Required skillsYou need to have: • Understanding of basic accounting principles, practice and terminology • Process Improvement experience and Experience of writing training notes • Good knowledge of Excel to intermediate level • Able to investigate and resolve issues thoroughly, providing root cause analysis • Ability to work closely with management and communicate with senior managers • Available to be flexible and deviate from a set working pattern at short notice should the business need require Contract Type: Full time, PermanentLocation; LeedsInternal Recruiter: RachelSalary: £19500Benefits: 25 days annual leave with the option to buy additional days, life assurance, pension, and generous flexible benefits fundAlthough this role is advertised as full-time, we support different ways of working and can offer a range of flexible working arrangements. So, if you’re interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

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