Finance Assistant

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Job Reference: wpower/TP/13/176
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Part Time
Contract Details: Temporary
Salary: £32437 pro rata
Working Hours: 20
Closing Date: 19/08/2019
Role Types: Non - Operational Roles
Region / Division: Finance
Department: Finance & Audit
Location: Bristol

About Us

Everyone at Western Power Distribution works as one team, with passion and purpose, trust and togetherness, to underpin everyday life.

When you join us, you become a part of our 6,500 plus strong team of professional, clerical and administrative staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network, serving 7.8 million customers in the Midlands, South Wales and South West.

We know that our people are at the heart of our success and work hard to create a purposeful working environment which everyone can be a part of.

Numbers underpin everything we do at Western Power Distribution.  Scrutinised, analysed and interpreted, they help us understand where we are and where we’re going. It’s about being responsive, reliable and easy to deal with. This is why our Finance and Audit functions are so important. We ensure the right business decisions are made time and again.


Job Introduction

An opportunity has arisen for a temporary part time (20 hours p/w)  Finance Assistant working within the Management Accounting Team for a period of 11 months to be worked as follows:

Monday and Tuesday 8.00am to 4.00pm - (30 minute unpaid lunch)

Wednesday 8.00am to 1.00pm

This is an outstanding opportunity to undertake a role that aims to deliver a professional service both internally and externally. 


Main Responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the capital project closure process
  • Preparing and posting journals
  • Identifying, understanding and advising on project budget variances
  • Reviewing budge and coding allocations
  • Analysing cost allocations against ledger codes
  • Providing support to the Financial Services Officers






The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have good numeracy and computer skills including strong Excel capability, sound communication skills and be confident in dealing with other internal and external contacts including non-financial colleagues.

A pro-active approach, the ability to manage your own workload and working to tight deadlines is essential as well as the confidence and ability to challenge when required.

As you may be required to travel to other offices a full driving licence is essential.