Finance Assistant 

March 3, 2024
£22746 - £25456

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Job Description

Salary:  £ 22746 – £25456 per annum (from 1st April 24) 

Location: Edinburgh EH14 1RL (Hybrid) 

Job type: Fixed Term (12 months) 

Working Hours: 28 hours per week  

Job Ref: ID378-0415 

Closing date: Friday 15th March 2024 

Trust is a social landlord and registered charity, and a values-driven organisation with a positive and caring culture. We are one of the largest national housing, support and care providers in Scotland, offering a range of accommodation and support services for older people and housing for families and individuals.  

With over 700 employees across Scotland we are proud to be Investor in People Platinum accredited and a Leader in Diversity and overall a great place to work. 

We have a great opportunity within our Finance team for a Finance Assistant on a Fixed Term contract for 12 months (with potential to move to permanent). Some of your responsibilities would include: 

Sales Ledger; 

  • Responsible for timely and accurate production and issuing of all non-rent sales invoices to both individuals and local authorities, ensuring contractual invoicing conditions are met 
  • Processing and allocation of all non-rent sales receipts 
  • Issue monthly customer statements and reminders 
  • Liase with customers to resolve any invoicing disputes and ensure that all invoices are settled according to agreed payment terms through effective credit control processes to enable accurate cash forecasting 
  • Liase with debt collection agencies and solicitors as required 
  • Contribute to management of the “bad debt” provisions and write off process 
  • Take full ownership of the sales ledger including relationship management, credit checks for new customers, data accuracy and aged debt reporting 
  • Credit control escalation to Senior Finance Business Partner / Head of Finance as required 
  • Work closely with the Senior Finance Business Partner to provide sales ledger insights 
  • Prepare month end accruals for any unbilled revenue and prepayments for income received in advance 
  • Preparation of monthly reconciliations and year end audit schedules for sales ledger, including aged debt. 


  • Collation & Submission of all information required for running the outsourced payroll 
  • Collation & Submission of information for completion of P11ds 
  • Coordinate & preparation of the annual gender pay gap report 
  • Act as main point of contact for internal and outsourced payroll queries 
  • Processing all monthly payroll payments 
  • Preparation of monthly reconciliations of all payroll accounts 

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working in an effective sales ledger and credit control function, understanding of payroll, core accounting and bookkeeping. They will be self-motivated, organised, capable of working independently, skilled in prioritising tasks, good written and verbal communication skills and an effective team member. The ideal candidate will be IT literate with experience of MS Office (good Excel skills required), MS Teams and finance systems. 

In return for your talent and commitment we will offer you: 

  • 28 hours per week 
  • Competitive salary of £28,433 – £31,820 per annum  
  • Flexi time with blended working* 
  • Access to paid training & continuing personal development 
  • Generous holiday entitlement    
  • A supportive and caring working environment 

If you think you are a good fit for the role and Trust, and we are good fit for you, we would love to hear from you! 

If you have any queries please contact Isla MacDonald at 

Trust Housing Association is a Registered Scottish Charity- SC009086   

*Blended Working  

Trust operates a blended/hybrid working approach and you will have the opportunity to work flexibly from both a remote location (‘home’) and your contractual workplace (‘office’) should you choose to do so. We have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Wishaw and your contractual workplace will be Edinburgh. There are no set rules for how many days you will work from each location, and you will be trusted to work from the most suitable location for what is best for the customer, the business, the team and yourself.