Finance Assistant


Smurfit Kappa Saxon Packaging


Full Time / Permanent

Do you want to work for a company that...

  • cares for its employees & customers in equal measure?
  • is serious about sustainability & the environmental impact of its products & processes?
  • can provide a long-term future & personal development for those who aspire?

If yes, then read on to find out more about the job on offer at Smurfit Kappa

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Finance Assistant

Smurfit Kappa Saxon Packaging has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join us in January 2024 and to provide professional, reliable and accurate reporting on business performance with responsibility for customer credit limits, financial compliance preparation, ledger reconciliations and supporting financial processes. The role will form part of a Finance Team, reporting to the Financial Controller.

Key job requirements 

  • Responsibility for control of general ledger
  • Input and reconciliation of control accounts within the accounts system, including monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Ensure all prescribed accounting reports are run and reconciled monthly.
  • Financial compliance preparation
  • Responsibility for setting, maintaining and reviewing customer credit limits
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Management pack preparation, including KPIs
  • Credit control assistance
  • Ensure all controls and authorities are maintained and authorised appropriately
  • Maintain good housekeeping of the GRIR account and open purchase orders
  • Bi-weekly interface reconciliations between systems
  • New customer and new vendor account creation
  • Monthly sales reconciliations
  • Support internal and external audit processes
  • Environmental and sustainability compliance reporting & maintaining records

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to have good communication skills, both written and verbal, along with an organised and structured approach to your workload and an eye for detail, especially with the numbers, in an always audit-ready environment.  Your ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise your workload will enable you to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers in a deadline-driven environment.

As this role involves working with numbers and regular written communication with internal and external stakeholders, you will need efficient computer skills in Ms Office applications (particularly Excel software).

Ideally would have experience in a similar role, but we would consider candidates looking for their first position in a Finance Department with ambition to learn. Accounting qualification is not essential, as we are willing to support study towards such a qualification.

What's on offer...

  • 25 days annual leave (plus 8 statutory) as standard
  • Contributory pension scheme (plus ad hoc access to independent financial advice)
  • Training & development
  • Free on site parking
  • Employee Assistance - 24/7 free & confidential support to both you and your family
  • Access to on site mental health and wellbeing support
  • Cycle to work scheme

Who are we?

We are a market-leading manufacturer of sustainable paper-based packaging. We care deeply about the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, the communities in which we operate, and the service provided to our customers. 

We have an incredibly loyal and capable workforce who we invest time in developing and encourage to reach their full potential; and you too could become a valued member of our ‘family’.

We strive to create a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and succeed. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences and welcome applications from all communities.   

We are:

  • A Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to candidates who meet our essential criteria.
  • Open to considering flexible working, such as part-time hours, hybrid working and other flexible options.
  • Happy to offer a wide range of Family Friendly policies including emergency time off for dependants and to provide generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave provisions for our valued colleagues.

To find out more about the hiring organisation please search for 'Better Planet Packaging Europe'.

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NR33 7NJ
United Kingdom

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