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Finance Assistant - Bruton, Somerset

The Newt in Somerset
Bruton, Somerset
£20,000.00 - £25,000.00 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2022
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Finance Assistant - Bruton, Somerset

£20,000 - £25,000 per annum plus annual performance bonus and fantastic benefts

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt in Somerset is a new and unique destination already attracting a recognition at the highest level.  Our 300-year-old estate complete with woodland, lush gardens and breath-taking views welcomes guests from all over the world. Our hotel is a home from home where our team deliver outstanding service in informal surroundings.  Gardens, orchards, and treetop walkways inspire whilst roaring fires and our wellbeing spa offer tranquility.



Our Finance Team

The Finance Department manage the finances across both the income generating and non-income generating elements of the business. They are responsible for all financial reporting including management accounts, weekly sales and KPI reporting, cost control, invoice processing and payment, payroll, customer invoicing and all systems of financial control. They work closely alongside the wider business in a business partnering role and are integrated in all aspects of our operations. 

Position Summary

This role is for a finance assistant to join our established finance team.

The role will predominantly be accounts payable based, however it will also cover a number of additional elements of the finance function. These include managing suppliers, matching and payment of invoices, liaising with customers, reconciling payments, bank reconciliations, managing stock, filing, and providing ad hoc support.

Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years accounts payable experience and we are looking for a proactive, motivated individual who can work at pace, is logical, diligent and relishes a challenge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Looking after several key stakeholder’s internal accounts
  • Setting up new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details.
  • Processing supplier invoices and credit notes for several internal units.
  • Carry out monthly reconciliations of supplier statements
  • Liaising with suppliers on enquiries and payments
  • Payment runs for supplier invoices within agreed payment terms
  • Month end reconciliation of ledgers
  • Printing and archiving of invoices
  • Reconciliations of outstanding purchase orders
  • Managing stock discrepancies
  • Accounts email inbox management
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Supporting the finance team on ad hoc matters

Qualifications and Experience



  • The successful candidate can be from a variety of different backgrounds dependent upon skills and experience.
  • They should be enthusiastic, keen to learn and hard working.
  • Numerate with good IT Skills including Excel
  • To be logical, precise and accurate.
  • Being open and honest, easy to do business with.
  • A self-starter, proactive and comfortable working in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Resilient, motivated and keen to take on responsibility.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in hospitality or retail is a benefit but not essential. 



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