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Business and Finance Coordinator (maternity cover)

Region: Newcastle

BEL Valves, part of the British Engines Group, is a global business with a strong brand delivered over 60 years. BEL Valves offers design, manufacture, testing and aftermarket care of high integrity valves and actuators to critical offshore and onshore projects, within the oil and gas, power and renewables sectors.

Core activities are managed from the head office in Newcastle upon Tyne, with international projects supported from a local and satellite network.

The role

An opportunity has arisen at our site at St. Peters, Newcastle upon Tyne for a Business and Finance Coordinator to join our business for a fixed term period of approximately 8 months. The position will be on a part time, fixed term basis covering maternity leave starting around 1st October 2022.

Working hours for this role are from 18 to 24 per week; with flexibility given regarding how these hours are worked.

Reporting to the Projects Director and working as part of the central administration team, the Business and Finance Coordinator will be responsible for all cash and invoicing documentation.

Duties will include

  • To raise and send invoices and credit notes where required
  • To chase invoice status for the forecast and provide cash and invoicing updates
  • To issue customer statements
  • To set up and maintain a monthly spreadsheet – debtor, stage payments, aged debtors and commissions
  • To assist with monthly forecast set up
  • To engage with all areas of the business to ensure that all administrative work and clerical duties are planned and executed effectively to meet departmental needs
  • To ensure all project documentation and certification is delivered in line with project requirements
  • To raise payment orders (PO’s) and invoices as requested
  • To resolve financial queries with customers
  • To make travel and hospitality arrangements for example: hotels, currency, and meals
  • To ensure all quality assurance, business process and standard operating procedures are followed at all times and raise when the procedures are obsolete
  • To participate in personnel development ensuring the performance management and development process (PMD) is well supported
  • To ensure that you work in a safe manner and comply with the British Engines Group Health and Safety Policy
  • To carry out any other duties not listed above as may reasonably be expected


The person

The successful candidate will ideally have similar previous experience in an engineering and/or manufacturing organisation. They will have excellent IT skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Office and will also demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

Effective time management skills are also essential as is the ability to interact with internal / external customers, suppliers and service providers.

The successful candidate will portray a positive, innovative and motivated approach to their work combined with an ability to work under pressure and within time constraints, along with the ability to organise priorities and meet deadlines.

What we offer:

  • Employee assistance programme including WeCare wellbeing app
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development
  • Free on-site parking

Closing date:

31 August 2022

If you do not have an email address, please forward a CV to HR Department, British Engines, Q6 Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8BT.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you have not been contacted within four weeks then your application has been unsuccessful this time.