We have an opportunity available for a Finance Assistant to join us based in Bridgwater. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis, working 37.5 hours per week and in return, you will receive a competitive salary.

Monmouth Scientific Limited was established in 2004 and has been expanding steadily ever since.  Today we directly employ over 80 people and boast a multi-million-pound turnover.  As a member of The SDI Group, a PLC specialising in the Scientific industry, we are part of a larger group of over 200 employees, and growing rapidly.  We have a very diverse but niche range of Fume Containment products, Clean Air systems and bespoke Air Handling equipment, which we install, calibrate, service and maintain all over the UK and ROI. 

Key duties and responsibilities of the Finance Assistant will include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day processing of data on Sage
  • Supporting the Assistant Finance Manager in recording and retrieving financial details of the Company including, but not limited to, maintaining financial records and processing payments
  • Purchase Ledger:
    – Processing Supplier Invoices on Sage and attach to Purchase Orders
    – Preparing Supplier Payment run for Assistant Finance Manager to set up on banking system
  • Sales Ledger:
    – Retrieving completed Sales Orders and Delivery Notes from ‘Accounts’ e-mail, and attach to Sales Orders in Sage
    – Checking and correcting Sales Invoices relating to the completed Sales Orders in preparation to post to the ledgers
    – E-mail checked Invoices to Customers after they have been posted to the ledgers
  • Process Company Expenses:
    – Processing credit card expenses and reconciling against Statements
  • General Duties:
  • Working closely with the Finance Controller & Assistant Finance Manager to ensure the smooth operation of all finance matters
  • Planning, organising and managing own workload to ensure it is all achieved in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assisting where necessary with any other adhoc duties, tasks and general Company activities deemed necessary from time to time as we may reasonably expect or require

What we are looking for in our Finance Assistant:


  • Excellent understanding of Accounting processes and procedures
  • Excellent IT skills and confident in the use of SAGE 50, Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Excellent analysing and problem-solving skills,
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work with a high level of accuracy, both written and typed
  • Proficient organisational and workload management skills, willing to work flexibly and able to respond to continually changing business needs
  • Able to follow processes and quality-controlled standards of work, in line with Company procedures
  • Able to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines, with minimal management supervision
  • Calm and professional disposition, personable, self-motivated and enthusiastic, willing to accept responsibility
  • Confident & effective communication and listening skills, on the telephone and in person
  • Awareness of the provisions of the DPA, GDPR and able to use integrity when handling sensitive information
  • Able to adhere to all Health & Safety policies & procedures issued by the Company at all times
  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade “C” in English Language and Mathematics
  • Able to represent Monmouth in a professional, well-presented and courteous manner at all times


  • No specific accounting qualifications are required for this role, as full training will be provided
  • Experience of working in a busy accounts department will be an advantage

Deadline for our Finance Assistant applications: strictly 5pm, Friday 30th September 2022

Please see our website for further details about this role and our Company.

If you think that you have the skills and experience to become our Finance Assistant, click ‘apply’ today to submit your CV and covering letter detailing your salary expectations.  We’d love to hear from you!

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all who meet our selection criteria. Please note, it is unlawful to employ a person who does not have ‘entitlement and eligibility’ to work in the UK, so please ensure you have this permission before applying.

By applying for this role, you agree to us sharing your data with those responsible for recruitment & training, purely for the purpose of this recruitment campaign.

Applicants who demonstrate competency in the key selection criteria and most closely match our requirements will be short-listed for a brief telephone interview soon after the closing date.  If you are successful at this first stage, you will be invited to a more formal Interview at our Bridgwater Head Office.

Applications will be accepted by post, e-mail or in-person to our reception area.  All applications received by the closing date will be acknowledged. We cannot accept responsibility for late applications or those lost in the post or e-mail system.

No Agencies please.

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