Finance Assistant

Job Title – Finance Assistant

Company Description

Wren Laboratories Ltd is a successful, family-run British business based near Andover in Hampshire. It produces the UK & Ireland's most trusted & recommended range of friendly bacteria supplements called ‘Optibac Probiotics’.  The company is committed to producing products of only the highest quality, providing excellent customer service, and achieving a vibrant & inspiring workplace.  The award-winning range is sold in the UK, Ireland and many export markets via multiple different sales channels including pharmacies, health food stores, grocery, online retailers, marketplaces and Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners


We are searching for an experienced Finance Assistant to join our growing Finance team.  As pioneers of the probiotics category, Optibac has long been championing the gut health revolution, tirelessly educating professionals and consumers alike on the benefits of friendly bacteria. Finance plays a critical part in these efforts.

As a fast-growing business, things move quickly at Optibac, so we’re looking for someone who thrives in this kind of working environment.

Job Location


Position in Organisation

Reports To

Senior Finance Assistant 

Responsible For

No direct reports.   

Budget Responsibilities


Full Time Equivalent

0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)

Main Purpose and Scope of The Job

The primary function of this role is to carry out various finance activities, to a high standard of accuracy, ensuring the timely completion of the company monthly management accounts.

In addition, to support the finance team in the management of customer credit control, expenses analysis and other finance duties.

Tasks & Responsibilities

The role is varied and tasks include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Finance Tasks

  • Monthly petty cash analysis
  • Credit control
  • Debt chasing
  • Taking and posting customer card payments into NetSuite
  • Daily checking of bank payments and posting into NetSuite
  • Allocating payments received via cheque
  • New account opening
  • Maintaining existing accounts
  • Liasing with Trade Customer Care Team regarding credit terms
  • Sending monthly statements
  • Checking monthly mileage expense claims. Quarterly review of fuel rates.
  • Worldpay reconciliations
  • Expenses analysis for cash and company credit card expense claims
  • Sorting company post
  • Assess mobile phone activity
  • Maintaining/issuing foreign currency floats, balancing/analysing cash expenses and reconciling float balances
  • Purchase ledger duties
  • Ordering company stationery and furniture
  • Monitoring and actioning Finance inbox
  • Assist with general administrative duties

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrate driven, hardworking and self-motivated attitude
  • Continually demonstrate confidentiality, discretion and dependability
  • Prove commendable literacy, numeracy and computer skills
  • Accuracy
  • Ability and willingness to learn and pick up new processes 
  • Data entry skills with high attention to detail is an essential attribute
  • Manage own workload, prioritising tasks in order of importance and meet deadlines efficiently
  • Appreciation for the value of joining a close-knit, family-run, growing business

Essential Experience

  • Working in a Finance environment
  • Solid understanding of accounts or book-keeping
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Hands on experience of accounting software
  • Providing excellent customer service


  • Education to GCSE A* - C standard in English and Maths
  • AAT or equivalent qualification would be preferred

To Apply

  • To apply for this role please send your CV along with a covering letter and your salary expectations to 
  • Must have valid working visa for the UK
  • No agencies please
  • Deadline for applications is 22nd October 2021.

We believe that a diverse, inclusive culture drives creativity and success. We strive to create a workplace that values all people, where we embrace differences, and everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. The more perspectives we share, the better we can be. For more company information please visit

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