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Finance Assistant

IOP Publishing has a vacancy for a Finance Assistant (maternity cover)

  • Closing date: 03 Mar 2021
  • United Kingdom | IOP Publishing
  • Date posted: 18 Feb 2021
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 



Salary and benefits

Competitive and excellent benefits

Job advert description

As a Finance Assistant you will be responsible for administering key banking routines and procedures and helping the business to maintain, control and report banking and cash flow activities. This is a customer facing role, dealing with suppliers and individuals who receive the payments. The role is responsible for processing bank account transactions; scheduling payment authorisation; cash management and cash handling; bank reconciliations; query resolution; maintaining online banking systems and preparation and analysis of reports for management information.

This role will require you to work collaboratively with other members of the team and staff around the business to ensure that all payments and receipts are properly processed and allocated. A strong sense of customer service and adaptability in solving problems is essential to the role.

About you

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following:


  • Educated to at least A level or equivalent.
  • Finance qualifications (e.g. AAT) preferable but not essential.

Skills and experience

  • Experience of using finance and banking systems.
  • An ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Taking ownership and development of processes.
  • An instinct for continuous improvement in processes.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Intermediate Excel skills (vlookups, pivots etc).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

About the benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of flexible benefits such as shopping discounts and gym membership.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. In recent times, our systems and processes have been proven robust and adaptable whether working remotely or from the office, a reflection of the investment in both and dedication to continuous improvement.

To apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme, is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of ebooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics (the “Institute”), a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.


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