Full time

Finance Admin Assistant

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Employment Type

Full time

Location

Bideford

The Role

The Travel Chapter Group, incorporating Holidaycottages.co.uk and other holiday cottage acquired businesses, is an award-winning holiday letting company with over 25 years’ experience specialising in quality holiday properties across the UK.

We pride ourselves on our extensive and varied portfolio of properties, and always strive to exceed the expectations of our holidaymakers and property owners alike. With over 300+ staff across the UK and a thriving portfolio of 5000+ properties across the UK you can expect to work in a progressive and agile team.

We are looking for a motivated and organised individual to join our busy Finance team, in the role of Finance Admin Assistant.  The successful applicant will support the Financial Controller, and wider Finance team, in the Group’s day-to-day finance activities.  Duties will include responding to owner and client queries, entering data into the bookings system, petty cash reconciliation, and other general administrative duties.

The successful candidate will be confident and comfortable liaising with all departments (particularly the Reservations, Property and Marketing teams) to provide support with any financial tasks, as required.

We are looking for

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

Essential:

  • Experience working within a busy finance or management accounts department.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal – with a professional and confident telephone manner.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Good IT skills; notably Microsoft Word and Excel and knowledge of database systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to act with diplomacy.
  • Ability to solve problems in a calm and methodical manner and use own initiative.
  • Strong customer service focus; with a positive, professional and proactive attitude.
  • Well organised, with the ability to prioritise and multi-task.

 Desirable:

  • Educated to GCSE level, or equivalent.
  • Possess a full clean UK driving licence.
  • Experience of working within the travel and leisure industry.
What will you be doing?

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the Finance Team in the department’s day-to-day tasks.
  • Respond to property owner or supplier enquiries, by telephone or in writing, after checking the relevant details from existing company records.
  • Data entry; involving various systems and accounting software.
  • Produce documentation for our owners as required.
  • Carry out routine administrative procedures to support the smooth running of the department.
  • Manage the positive image of the finance department across the Group by providing a high level of support and service, whilst building strong working relationships with all colleagues.
  • Uphold professional boundaries at all times, working confidentially and with discretion across all tasks.
  • Take on any other responsibilities or tasks that are within your skills and abilities whenever 
What's in it for you?
  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Pension Scheme 
  • Perk Box - Exclusive staff discounts
  • Free Healthy Snacks 
  • Exclusive staff holiday discounts  
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • A relaxed, friendly and fun work environment
  • Time for training and self-improvement
  • Highly effective, motivated and supportive team members!