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Employment type: Permanent

Employment basis: Full Time

Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits

Standard Hours: 40 hours per week, from 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Closing date: 6th April 2018


Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Assistant to join Britten-Norman Limited, producer of one of the most successful civil aircraft ever manufactured in the UK.

Britten-Norman also manufactures a highly versatile, low cost surveillance aircraft type which is in use with a number of military and police operators world-wide including the UK’s Army Air Corps.

This role is based at our Southampton premises.


Purpose of the role

To provide financial administration for the Head of Finance and Finance Supervisors.


Primary Tasks

Main tasks will include but are not limited to:

Process purchase invoices and supplier credit notes on Sage 200 accounting system & Aerotrac for the relevant BN Company.

Process sales invoices and customer credit notes on Sage 200 accounting system & Aerotrac for the relevant BN Company.

Enter bank and cash transactions onto the Sage system and complete regular bank reconciliations to the financial records.

Maintain schedules for accruals & prepayments and post journal transactions to reflect the movements.

Credit Control: Ensure that Sales Ledger cash is collected on time.

Purchase Ledger management: Reconciliation of Supplier statements and adhere to terms.


Key Skills and Attributes:

Possess good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel

Good understanding of both Financial and ERP systems

Possess good numeracy skills and be capable of logical thought

Effective time management and capable of meeting deadlines

Willing to be hands-on as we are a Small to Medium Sized Enterprise (SME)

Possess a strong attention to detail

Enjoy working as part of a team with strong interpersonal skills

Good command of English spelling and grammar in all written correspondence

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Ability to remain flexible to meet the wider demands of an expanding business

Ambitious, self-motivated and hardworking


Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Maths GCSE grade B or above

5GCSE’s at Grade C or above

2 A Levels are desirable but not essential


Required Experience

A proven track record in a finance environment

Invoice Processing

Purchase and Sales Ledger Maintenance

Credit Control would be desirable

Cash Book Maintenance would be desirable



The benefits associated with this role include:

33 days holiday (Inclusive of bank holidays)

Contributory pension scheme up to 4%

Eligibility to join the healthcare scheme upon successful completion of the probation period

Free parking on site



Any offer of employment will be conditional, subject to the successful completion of the Company’s Security Clearance process.  This will be arranged by the Company on the candidate’s behalf.         

If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role, to by the closing date.


Interviews will be held week commencing 9th April 2018


Due to the high number of applicants we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications. As such, if you have not received a response from us within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a high level of applications, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.