Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant London, England

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Full Time London, England 28000 - 32000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Finance Assistant

London EC1M 4EH

Berkmann Wine Cellars is proud to be the largest family owned and family-run wine importer in the UK. We have been selling premium wine since 1964 and our expertise has grown along with our award-winning portfolio. The wineries we represent are like us – progressive and fiercely independent. From our UK depots we offer national service with a local touch, reaching all sectors of the On and Off Trade.

Our Finance Assistant role is an exciting opportunity to join our Accounts team, developing your accounting, analytical and problem-solving skills in a friendly team environment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong pro-active skills, thrive in a fast-paced setting and feel confident communicating with colleagues across the organisation. You will possess a fundamental understanding of book-keeping and accounting procedures and hold the time-management skills necessary to effectively prioritise and manage your workload.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

- Hold a strong understanding of Purchase Ledger functionality in our accounting system Navision

- Analyse, code with accuracy and obtain appropriate sign off on invoices for both purchases and overheads

- Record invoices onto our Navision accounting system across multiple vendors and currencies

- Contact suppliers for statements and missing invoices.

- Liaise with other departments to ensure sign off does not delay processing of invoices

- Allocation of overheads to relevant cost centres

- Help our Finance Team with nominal postings as required


- Either a university degree or recognised qualification in bookkeeping/accounting

- Good verbal and written communication

- Good organisational skills and strong attention to detail

- A desire to work as part of a team and to help it achieve its goals

- The ability to evaluate, prioritise and balance your own workload

- Excellent computer skills, particularly Excel

- Be pro-active, a good problem solver and want to grow and develop your accounting and system knowledge

- Previous experience of Navision would be advantageous

- Enjoy working in a fun, fast-paced environment

Working Pattern - This role is 37.5 hours per week (9am – 5.30pm), Monday to Friday

Work Location – Our London office is based in Clerkenwell and we are currently operating a hybrid working policy

Please note that we review CV’s as they are received and this may result in the interview process commencing whilst the advert is still ‘live’.

OFFER - The appointed candidate will be given the below package:

- A salary between £28,000 - £32,000 per annum, dependent on experience

- 25 days annual leave (rising to 26 days after 5 years’ service & 27 days after 10 years’ service) plus bank holidays

- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme

- Contribution to Dental Costs

- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

- Enrolment to company pension scheme following 3 months service

- Generous staff discount from our wine portfolio

- A bottle of wine on your birthday and Berkmann anniversary

- £500 referral scheme

HOW TO APPLY - This is a key role for our business, therefore if you are interested in applying for the vacancy please submit your CV to [email protected] cannot consider applications from anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK, however, equal consideration will be given to all candidates, irrespective of their gender, race, disability, marital status, religion, age or sexuality.

No Agencies Please - We thank you for your interest in working with Berkmann Wine Cellars, however, we have our own internal HR and Recruitment team who support our recruiting needs. We will not pay fees or acknowledge any CV's supplied to Berkmann Wine Cellars unless you have been briefed on the role by a member of our HR Team. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £28,000.00-£32,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Referral programme
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Are you comfortable commuting to this job's location?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?
  • Do you have a university degree or recognised qualification in bookkeeping or accounting?
  • Do you have good computer skills, including Excel?

Work Location: In person

Finance Assistant
Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
201 to 500 Employees
Company - Private
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