Accounts Assistant – £25,000 – (12 Month Maternity Cover)


Location: Banbury
Salary: £21,000 to £25,000
Contract Type: Full-time Permanent
Date posted: 20-07-2020
Reference: 895900

In order to provide maternity cover in the finance team, an exciting opportunity now exists for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join the Business (based on the south side of Banbury), and play a key role in providing support to the Financial Controller across a variety of financial reporting and financial control areas, as well as having responsibility for the efficient maintenance of the Purchase Ledger and Supplier Payments.

Our Client is seeking a person possessing good all round bookkeeping and accounts experience gained from previously having a hands-on role within a finance department, and who understands the practical application of finance systems and routines associated with ledgers, account reconciliations and control accounts. A good standard of Excel knowledge (VLOOKUP’s and Pivot Tables) is also required, as extensive use of Excel is applied in this role.

If you possess AAT at any level, that would also be advantageous and experience of SAP could be beneficial but is not essential.

It is felt, therefore, that the ideal person to fulfil this role will be one who is highly numerate, accurate, has a keen eye for detail and able to solve problems in account reconciliations.

You should also possess strong communication skills, both face to face and over the phone, a pleasant personality and the self-motivation to want to make a value added contribution to the Finance team.

The Role:-

This is a varied role with extensive duties, some of which are detailed as follows:

  • Full responsibility of the Purchase Ledger – invoice verification, processing and payment of invoices
  • Maintaining ledgers: Purchase and Nominal
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Working knowledge of Invoice Discount preferable
  • Producing various month end reports, including stock reconciliation and GRNI
  • Liaising with our European Head Office regarding intercompany transactions and reconciliation of month end accounts with all subsidiaries.
  • Monthly Intrastat and EC Sales reports
  • Calculating agent’s commission
  • Raising intercompany sales invoices
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required by the Financial Controller

There maybe some flexibility on hours, but start (8am and 9am) and finish times (4pm -5pm) Monday to Friday will be preferable

We are aiming to get the right candidate started by the beginning of August so please send your CV asap!

Look forward to speaking with you about your application!

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