Finance Assistant


Salary dependent on experience + discretionary performance related bonus scheme paid once a year + 25 days holiday + bank holidays + pension + medical cover + flexible & hybrid working

SDS are seeking an experienced full-time Finance Assistant to join our Head Office in Plymouth. The position provides excellent career opportunities and benefits with a first-rate package including holiday purchase and cycle to work schemes, flexible working, and death in service cover.

This is an opportunity to play an important role in our finance and administration department. Additional accountancy training will be provided to further qualifications.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Processing supplier invoices and credit notes. Checking statements to ensure costs are accurately recorded
  • Preparing complex sales invoices and maintaining project sales information on Project Management System
  • Setting up new and maintaining existing purchase ledger & sales ledger accounts on Xero
  • Maintaining accurate sub-consultant records and issuing purchase orders and agreements
  • Liaising with Project Managers to ensure smooth running of sales ledger
  • Reconciling company credit cards
  • Liaising with third party providers, clients, and suppliers
  • Assisting with credit control queries
  • Updating and maintaining procedural documentation
  • Assisting the sustainability team with collecting data for carbon offsetting
  • General accounts administration
  • Telephone duties
  • Other administrative tasks as needed


Essential candidate attributes:

  • Purchase ledger and sales ledger experience essential
  • Solid IT skills, including proficiency in the use of Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Methodical and organised, strong numeracy and analytical skills with good attention to details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with a proactive, ‘can do’ approach to tasks
  • Flexible with ability to adapt to varying responsibilities while maintaining effectiveness and prioritising work to tight deadlines
  • Fast learner able to work unsupervised.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to

SDS is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We do not accept CVs from agencies.