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Transactional Finance Assistant (6 Month FTC/ full time) in Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF Handforth Support Office

The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business.

Job description

Transactional Finance Assistant (6 Month FTC/ full time) - 39 hours

Ref: 16289

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Location: Handforth Support Office

Contract: 6 Month FTC/Full time


About the Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. We have over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the real difference. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for an award-winning company who put people at the very heart of everything they do.

About the Role

The main objective of the Transactional Finance Assistant role is to work predominantly in the Accounts Payable team but may also be required to support in the Accounts Receivable and Cash and Banking Teams when required. You will be required to manage your own workload, tasks and deadlines within your role. It is imperative that you follow procedures and ensure Suppliers are paid to term. You will strive to continually maintain best practice at all times and to ensure controls are adhered to, to minimise risk to the business. You will demonstrate an ability to react quickly to situations and deliver at pace, whilst ensuring business critical situations are prevented. Should a business critical situation become imminent you will ensure priority is given to report and escalate the matter to your line Manager. This is a busy process driven role demanding accuracy and attention to detail. You will personally drive to be the best and seek out all development opportunities available to you. You will uphold the Pet at Home behaviours at all times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of the end to end accounts payable process for the vendors assigned to you.
  • Establish and build strong relationships both internal and external to ensure excellent levels of communication.
  • Ensure the accurate entry of invoices and credit notes in the agreed SLA times to ensure vendors are paid to term within SAP ECC environment
  • Follow Discount Vendor process to ensure discounts are taken correctly.
  • Monitor and ensure parked invoices are released to meet supplier terms for payment on time. Ensuring no recurrent issues.
  • Participate in Projects to drive change and efficiencies, including automation of invoices, purchase ledger workshops.
  • Adhere to SLA’s set to ensure productivity is optimised and the best customer service is achieved.
  • Weekly meeting with supervisor to discuss Aged Creditors, GRNI, Payment Practice Report.
  • Complete statement reconciliations and resolve reconciling items to ensure accounts are paid on time, preventing accounts from going on stop.
  • Continually review and report recurrent issues that cause inefficiencies or jeopardise vendors being paid on time.
  • Ensure Queries and overdue accounts are managed and resolved quickly as to prevent business critical situations, escalating in accordance with SLA’s.
  • Train and multi skill with other Transactional Finance Team Roles so you are multi skilled to become a Transactional Finance Assistant to cover all areas of the department.
  • Cover Ad hoc tasks as and when required.


  • Working within a similar role and particularly experience on statement reconciliations and SAP is essential.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Sound Excel skills and knowledge of other MS Office applications.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure, set priorities, complete tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A team player.
  • Enthusiastic, positive and determined.


  • Bring your Pet to work!
  • Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!
  • Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This can be used in Pets at Home Stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services, and Pet Plan Insurance!
  • The option to buy extra holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory Private Health Care
  • Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity.
  • Celebrating Special Celebrations? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!
  • Free Car Parking
  • Values Awards
  • Colleague of the Month Awards
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Shopping discounts and more!

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 31-03-2023

Expiry Date: 22-04-2023

Extra information

Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF Handforth Support Office
Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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