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Bookkeeper & Administrator - Maternity Cover - France

Ref: 198 Date Posted: Monday 19 Jun 2017
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A great role within the French operation of this award-winning global technology business.

Peak Scientific Instruments, a fast–growing company specialising in the manufacture of laboratory gas generators for the life science and biomedical market and driven by a visionary management team, smart, dedicated people and a dynamic company ethos. Our products offer superb technical performance and are smoother, quieter and more efficient than anything else in the market today.  With this continuing success and growth we are looking for a Financial & Administrative Assistant

Peak Group

We are an award winning company with our head office based in UK, and have a very strong reputation in the market place.  Our current global turnover is around €50m, with plans to grow significantly over the next few years.  We manufacture and maintain gas generators for the laboratory market and export 90% of our sales to approximately 126 countries.

Peak France

Peak France started in 2014 following the transfer of business from one of our distributers in France.  Currently Peak France has a team of 7, with plans to expand over the next few years.  The company is now at a stage where it requires an internal Finance and Service Administrator in France.  The role will be based in France, however, may include some travel to our UK headquarters as and when required. This is a temporary role to cover maternity leave.

The main duties of this new role will include:

  • Monitor and record all financial transactions on our SAGE system

  • Verify, record and process incoming and outgoing invoices ensuring all payments are made/received in a timely fashion

  • Process expenses for the team in France

  • Invoicing to Customers, and dealing with queries

  • Complete monthly reconciliation of banking records

  • Liaising with external accountants

  • Understanding the TVA requirements and processing of TVA returns

  • General office’s admin, managing the suppliers and service providers

  • Liaison with payroll provider for monthly salary

  • Process of Spare parts orders, including picking and packaging

  • Contacting Suppliers to purchase parts

  • Provide support to Service team, including shipping service kits in time for engineers to complete the work

  • Assist with Inventory control

  • Assisting in the transition of accounting and service systems to our new Global ERP.

    Skills Required:

    The successful candidate will preferably have the following:

  • Experience inbookkeeping, preferably Sage and SAP,

  • Excellent organisational, communication and time management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written English

  • Microsoft Office skills, plus experience of ERP management software

  • Customer focussed

  • An understanding of shipping terms and guidelines

  • Communication – able to communicate clearly with customers both verbally and in writing;

  • Good self-motivation, with the capacity to plan time effectively and prioritize the resilience to remain effective in the face of pressure


    This Company is offering a competitive package and opportunities to develop within an expanding international company.

    It’s a really dynamic environment and there are always changes and challenges, presenting opportunities for personal and professional growth.   So if this describes you and your aspirations – and you can see yourself playing a role within our organization and our developing global business, there’s a great career pathway awating you, click APPLY!

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