Finance Administrator

Job Introduction

Colas' finance team are dotted around multiple sites in the UK and support the back-office accountancy function for the business. Due to increased demand, we’re looking for a Finance Administrator based in Leigh to support with invoicing and dealing with invoice queries.

Main Responsibility

This role involves matching invoices with receipts for goods received from our construction sites and assisting with the month end accounting routine. You’ll work closely with the Head of Finance to learn our in-house systems and assist with general accounts clerical duties as needed.

The Ideal Candidate

For this role you’ll need to have an English and Maths GCSE. Ideally, you’ll have studied some form of finance qualification (like AAT/Bookkeeping) – but not a deal breaker if not. Preferably you’ll have worked in an accounts or finance function previously for a large business and be competent in Microsoft Word/Excel with good attention to detail skills. Personally, you’ll be reliable, eager to learn/develop and ideally looking to pursue a long-term career in accounts and finance.

Package Description

As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
• Ongoing training and personal/professional development
• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

About the Company

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.


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