Accounts Analyst

Posted 4 April by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Easy Apply

Perm Accounts Analyst, Competitive Salary, Aylesbury

Your new company
A leading manufacturing business based in Aylesbury are currently recruiting for a permanent Accounts Analyst.

Your new role
Essential job duties:

  • Assist with the purchase ledger.
  • Assist with the sales ledger.
  • Support the Finance & Reporting Manager with month end and other periodical reporting.
  • Assist the Management Accountant with managing standard costing system and other ad hoc tasks.
  • Assist with preparation of sales revenue forecasts.
  • Maintain sales and bookings analysis, daily / monthly

Other tasks involved:

  • Process purchase ledger transactions and employee expense claims.
  • Make supplier payments using electronic banking platform.
  • Reconcile supplier statements to ledger accounts.
  • Assist with general maintenance and management of purchase ledger.
  • Post sales ledger cash receipts in the absence of colleague.
  • Assist with general maintenance and management of sales ledger in the absence.
  • Prepare and distribute bookings, billings and backlog reports.
  • Reconcile foreign petty cash.
  • Analysis of selected general ledger accounts.
  • Preparation and posting of general ledger journals.
  • Prepare and submit monthly VAT and EC sales returns.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation statements for all bank accounts.
  • Physical inventory checks as and when required.
  • R & D project costs reporting.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining costing data.
  • Obtain and consolidate sales revenue forecasts from overseas global offices.
  • Liaise with local management to validate consolidated sales revenue forecasts.
  • Provide detailed analysis of actual and forecast sales revenue by product as and when required.

What you'll need to succeed
You will need:


  • Good standard of general education.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • AAT qualified or equivalent.
  • Studying for professional accounting qualification (eg CIMA, ACCA, etc).


  • Working in a finance department.
  • Manufacturing background.
  • SAP experience.

Other essential skills needed:

  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook to an intermediate level.
  • Ability to understand financial rules and procedures.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workloads.
  • Ability to act on own initiative, dealing with unexpected problems that arise.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and the ability to make decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

What you'll get in return
Competitive salary (enquire for more information), plus:

  • Pension after completion of probationary period (4% minimum employee contribution, 6% employer contribution)
  • Healthcare after completion of probationary period
  • Working hours - 08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday
  • 25 days holiday per annum + bank holidays

What you need to do now
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