Finance Assistant

Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Locations: Exeter
Departments: Finance
  • Job Title: Finance Assistant
  • Company: Mercedes-Benz South West
  • Location: Hill Barton Industrial Estate, Exeter
  • Reports To: Finance Manager
  • Salary: £24,000 to £28,000 per annum DOE

Job description

Mercedes-Benz South West is currently looking for a Finance Assistant to join our Accounts team at our offices based at Site 5, Hill Barton, Exeter.

A little about us

Mercedes-Benz South West are proud to be part of City West Country Limited, a privately owned enterprise with a rich history spanning over three decades in the motor industry. Our Mercedes-Benz business thrives across our 4 dealerships, Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth and Truro.

As a member of the Mercedes-Benz South West team, you will not only benefit from the expertise cultivated through years of industry experience but also enjoy a host of great benefits. Fulfil a career with an industry leading brand following a structured development path.

About the Role

As a Finance Assistant you will be responsible for completion of accurate information in a timely manner, dealing with daily bank reconciliation/Sales ledger/Credit Control/Purchase Ledger and supporting the team.

What can we offer you?

  • 25 Days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Bonus scheme
  • Car Benefit Scheme via NELS
  • Scottish Widows Salary sacrifice Pension Scheme available
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits Hub with 1,000s of amazing deals on all brands employees love
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Sick pay
  • Excellent training and support
  • Career progression
  • Aspiring Managers programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Long Service awards


£24,000 to £28,000 per annum.


Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.00 with 30 minutes for lunch.

Finance Assistant Responsibilities include:

  • Daily Bank reconciliation
  • Daily banking
  • Daily reconciliation of card payment receipts
  • Sales ledger, credit control, following up debtor queries with departmental managers and customers.
  • Printing/emailing month end statements for sales ledger accounts
  • Weekly debt age analysis
  • Small claims procedures regarding bad debts
  • Purchase ledger input
  • Purchase ledger statement reconciliations
  • Weekly/20th/Monthly purchase ledger payment runs
  • Casual driver expense claims
  • Petty cash reconciliations

What’s required from you?

  • Previous experience within the Motor industry
  • Good telephone and interpersonal skills
  • Good numerical and administrative skills
  • Competent level of computer skills

Mercedes-Benz South West Core Behaviours:

Driving Sales – Identifies and initiates opportunities to drive sales and deliver commercial benefits

Customer Service – Focuses on the needs of customers to improve service and sales

Planning & Organising – Sets clear goals and targets for the team

Analytical Ability & Decision Making – Demonstrates sound judgement in making decisions

Teamwork & Coaching – Ensures team work together to deliver results

Motivation – Initiates action with a ‘can do’, ‘will do’ approach for self and others

Leadership – Communicates and engages others effectively to deliver results

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