An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Assistant to join an Investment Management firm based in Chichester, for a fixed term period of 6 months. There is also the potential for this position to become permanent. The job holder will principally be responsible for accounts payable/receivable, bank and balance sheet reconciliations and other ad-hoc tasks set by the Financial Controller or Finance Manager. The job holder is likely to be educated to 'A' Level standard and have previous experience in a similar role, including experience of electronic banking (e.g. RBS Bankline) and accounting systems (preferably SUN). The ideal candidate will also have a good understanding of accounting principles and double-entry accounting. It is essential that the job holder has high attention to detail, is organised and able to prioritise a changing workload. Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) are also required as well as being able to improve procedures and efficiency within the team. It is also important that the job holder has intermediate level ability of Microsoft packages, in particular Excel, Outlook and Word. As a firm they offer a competitive benefits package which includes 25 days holiday per annum (pro-rata for mid-year starters and fixed term contracts). They also have a contributory pension scheme matched by the company (up to 7.5% maximum, giving a 15% contribution in total).