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Finance Assistant

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you an experienced Finance Assistant? Have you worked in a multi-national organization? Do you have strong SAP experience?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have a vacancy for Finance Assistant based at our UK head office in Folkestone, Kent, with 50% of the time working from home.

As Finance Assistant, the role holder will undertake a variety of tasks to ensure deadlines and KPI’s are achieved and whilst ensuring quality standards and compliance are maintained within the transaction finance function.
Broad responsibilities will include bank reconciliations, invoice postings, credit card and expenses reconciliations & payments and SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance.

The business is forward thinking and always looking for ways to improve, which the role holder would be expected to embrace and participate in.


•    Multi-Currency bank reconciliations daily & monthly ensuring transactions are posted accurately.
•    Log all supplier invoices, relating to designation portion of ledger into SAP system. 
•    Process invoices under 3way match system and investigate any discrepancies where appropriate.  
•    Distribute all invoices that have not 3way matched to the relevant departmental manager for authorisation.
•    Full management of supplier ledgers to ensure invoices are paid on time, credit notes used and ultimately the ledgers are void of issues.
•    Liaising with supplier, internal and banking contacts 
•    Maintaining accounts, verifying, and posting transactions in a timely manner
•    Prepare payment runs for approval and upload onto banking platform, when required.
•    Ensure filing of invoices is in line with company process.  
•    Reconcile all supplier statements and investigate all supplier queries.
•    Issue to business SOX compliance tick sheet to evidence company’s adherence
•    Save down monthly finance tasks supporting evidence for SOX compliance audits.
•    Check and process expense claims in accordance with the company travel policy.
•    Check and post all credit card expenditure. 
•    Strive and support the business to achieve monthly A/P working capital targets.
•    Develop good relationships with employees in other departments and with company suppliers to achieve the smooth running of the department.
•    Daily usage of financial processes, enhancing and updating where needed. 
•    Provide various analysis as and when required.
•    Preparing new vendor documents for AP manager to approve
•    Complete and support the process in submitting surveys

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Finance Assistant, preferably from a comparable multi-national organisation. In addition, they will:

•    Have experience in a similar account’s payable role. 
•    Have knowledge of book keeping and handling bank reconciliations 
•    Have a good level of SAP knowledge 
•    Have intermediate excel knowledge 
•    Be organized with excellent communication skills.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus. life assurance cover and membership of a health cash plan.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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