Accounts Assistant Date Added 15/08/2017

Permanent Job

My client based in Birstall is looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant who will be responsible for the sales, purchase and general ledgers for the business.


Sector: Personnel
Type: Permanent
Location: Birstall
Salary: Negotiable

Key Responsibilities

  • Creation and maintenance of supplier, credit card and employee expense accounts ensuring appropriate information is collated and processed in line with company procedure
  • Creation and maintenance of customer accounts ensuring appropriate information is collated and processed in line with company procedure
  • Day to day management of purchase ledger, processing invoices through purchase order processing,  supplier statement reconciliations, preparation of weekly payment runs, dealing with purchase credits where required, dealing with supplier queries
  • Day to day management of the sales ledger, processing sales invoices through sales order processing,  allocation of customer receipts, sending customer statements, dealing with customer invoice queries, processing sales credits in line with company procedure
  • Effective credit control including aged debtor chasing and reporting, issuing letters
  • Accurate inputting of all general ledger codes
  • Reconciliations of all company bank accounts, including foreign currency accounts, including all postings
  • Managing the petty cash float, ensuring all costs are posted and float is reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Assistance with the preparation of the monthly management accounts for all group companies, including reconciliation of all Balance Sheet items
  • Assistance with yearend statutory accounts where required
  • Assist with financial compliance and regulation were required
  • Daily administration duties and other ad hoc duties as required by Managers/Directors
  • Provide support to other departments in the business as and when required
  • Contribute to the development of departmental policies and procedures

Key Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working within finance/accounts
  • Ideally  AAT or studying towards a professional accountancy qualification
  • Have proficient Microsoft Office skills
  • Ideally a good working knowledge of Sage 200
  • Ability to multi-task

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Personable and able to establish effective relationships with colleagues and external customers/suppliers
  • Able to work both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Pro-active and self-motivated
  • Conscientious and used to dealing with confidential data
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organised

Closing Date

15/09/2017, 12:00


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