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Accounts Assistant for Growing Fashion Designer

Posted 2 February by Fusion Recruitment Ended

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Assistant for the men’s fashion retailer, reporting into the Finance Manager the role is to take responsibility for the integrity of the accounting records, credit Control and to ensure that all financial records are correctly maintained and controls and procedures are followed.

To provide accurate and timely financial information and Support the Financial Manager (FM) in maintaining the friendly and strong customer-focused culture

Key Result areas:

  • Manage and maintain the Sales/Purchase ledger - post invoices, credit notes, adjustments and cash on a timely basis ensuring that all entries are posted and up-to-date each week
  • Daily Credit Control
  • Timely monthly maintenance of nominal ledger account reconciliations for key accounts, such as fixed assets, prepayments, accruals.
  • Ensure all stock movements for stock supplies are performed on weekly basis and reconciled to IQ
  • Ensure that all Debtors/Creditor balances are reconciled on a weekly basis to statements received
  • Ensure that all debtors which are overdue by over 60 days are passed to the debt collection agency, If a debt becomes unrecoverable, process a claim with the insurance company
  • Manage and maintain the Sales/Purchase ledger (for both stock and non-stock suppliers) post invoices, credit notes, adjustments and cash on a timely basis ensuring that all entries are posted and up-to-date each week
  • Assist the Finance Manager with the month end duties, up to trial balance. Duties, such as bank reconciliation, credit card & Petty cash reconciliation etc.
  • For all debts that are ultimately unrecovered after all processes have been exhausted should be discussed with Fm , written-off and VAT bad relief claimed where appropriate
  • Ensure, in discussion with the FC, the level of daily drawdown of cash from the Invoice Financing Facility and then effect such drawdown
  • Update banking information in daily basis and perform monthly bank reconciliations with full information on reconciling items
  • Preparation and submission of the quarterly VAT return and supporting schedules
  • Obtain credit references for all new customers
  • Review daily credit reports from a credit scoring agency relating to credit ratings and limits
  • Reconcile creditor balances to statements received from suppliers
  • Ensure that all creditors payments are input onto the on-line banking systems in accordance with Finance Managers instructions
  • Maintain the cashbook for all non-Sales and non-Purchase ledger receipts and payments
  • Reconcile the petty cash on a timely basis and ensure that any physical cash balance is secured and can be verified
  • with the compilation of monthly information, for example:
  • provide weekly and monthly reports on cash collected and the timeliness thereof and identify and explain all overage and shortfalls
  • ad hoc reports and reconciliations as required by the business


A good relevant finance related degree and AAT/ACCA Part qualified or working towards an AAT/ACCA qualifications

Reference: 34379080

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