Accounts Assistant

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We are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to support our growing growing finance function. This is a full-time position in a key role within the team. The successful candidate must be organised and disciplined with an eye for detail. Be both confident and accurate in their dealings. As the role involves a lot of communication with suppliers and clients by email and phone.

The role

You will be involved in but not restricted to the following duties:

Purchase Ledger

  • Batch, code and processing of all invoices and credit notes. Recording them on our in-house systems
  • Reconciling supplier statements and ensure all anomalies are investigated and resolved
  • Process payments for beneficial suppliers and post to Purchase Ledger
  • Ordering speciality items required by our warehouse managers and subcontractors
  • Build and maintain good relationships with key suppliers

Sales Ledger

  • Maintain the ledger including managing aged debtors to maximise cash receipts
  • Ensure all invoices are raised accurately and promptly
  • Liaise with clients by phone and email to resolve queries
  • Allocation of received funds to the Sales Ledger

Other responsibilities will include

  • Contra entries
  • Reconcile credit card expenses
  • Reporting to the Management Accountant for Accounts Payable
  • Matching, coding and batching of invoices
  • Financial administration
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Dealing with purchase and supplier enquiries
  • Ensuring compliance with processes, procedures and financial controls

Experience required

  • Have a minimum of 5 years practical finance experience
  • Ability to liaise and communication with management at all levels
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Any experience of ERP systems would be beneficial
  • Experience working in similar role is essential
  • Willingness to work as part of a small collaborative team and support colleagues to meet business objectives
  • Good, all round bookkeeping knowledge with a good knowledge of Excel
  • Relevant qualification in book-keeping/accounting/finance

Key Skills required

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise your own workload
  • Good time management
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent numerical skills with high attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Sage Line 50, Sage Payroll, workplace Pensions and self-billing arrangements would be a distinct advantage.

To apply send your CV to tracey@highlanderinternational.co.uk

Salary: From £22,000.00 per year

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