Venture Abroad | Rayburn House | 37 Brunel Parkway | Pride Park | Derby | DE24 8HR | Tel: 01332 342 050
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Venture Abroad is a leading specialist group tour operator, developing, selling and operating tours designed specifically for members of The Scout Association, Girlguiding UK and The Trefoil Guild. We also have a sister company, Rayburn Tours, which specialises in Educational Tours, Concert Tours and Ski Tours.

We employ people within a range of business functions including sales, operations, administration, marketing, business development, finance, IT and customer relations. All of these positions are based at our office in Derby. In addition we regularly employ Tour Couriers on an ad hoc temporary basis.

Current Vacancies

Finance Assistant

  • Position: Finance Assistant
  • Contract: Permanent (full-time or part-time)
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 per annum dependent upon experience


We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our Finance Team.

The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Daily processing of cheques received from customers and monies received into the company bank account
  • Daily processing of sales and purchase invoices
  • Twice-weekly payment runs
  • Accurate and timely postings to Sage 50 and other linked databases and spreadsheets
  • Control and processing of Company debit card payments
  • Daily processing of bank statement transactions
  • Monthly insurance declarations
  • Processing of petty cash and expense claims
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of the weekly debtors report and contacting debtors via letter or telephone as required
  • Resolving supplier and bank queries
  • Providing additional support to the Finance team when required

Based at our Head Office in Derby, the position is a permanent contract working full-time hours (7.5 hours per day Monday - Friday) or part-time hours (5 hours per day Monday – Friday).


Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Accurate data entry
  • Strong IT skills, in particular with Excel
  • A minimum of 2 years previous experience working within a finance team in particular Purchase and Sales Ledger
  • Proven track record of successfully working to deadlines (daily, weekly and monthly)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective communication skills with external customers i.e. suppliers, financial institutions and clients

Beneficial Skills & Experience:

  • AAT
  • Working knowledge of Sage Accounts 50
  • Working knowledge of online commercial banking systems


  • A basic salary of £15,000 - £19,000 per annum (pro rata for part time position)
  • A bonus scheme based on Company Net Profit
  • 24 days holiday per year (increasing with length of service to a maximum of 27 days) in addition to all public holidays
  • Cycle to Work, Childcare Voucher and Healthcare Cashback schemes

How To Apply

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and follow the registration instructions. You will then be able to upload your CV and covering letter. Please include in your letter:

  • Your current role and salary
  • Where you saw this vacancy advertised
  • Why you are a suitable candidate for this position

Closing date: 24th September 2014

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