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Accounts Assistant - Purchase Ledger

Posted 19 April by Atom Recruitment Ltd. Easy Apply Ended

Our Client is a Speciality Chemical Company. They currently have a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant. This position reports to the Financial Controller and will be office based near Bracknell in Berkshire. It is a full-time permanent role.

Job Profile

The Accounts Assistant will be responsible, along with the two other Accounts Assistants, for processing day-to-day financial transactions in line with the Group’s financial processes and procedures and will additionally assist with month end and year end.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing purchase invoices and credit notes and ensuring they are appropriately authorised and correctly coded
  • Review and analysis of expense claims, ensuring costs are reasonable and in line with the Group expenses policy
  • Day-to-day maintenance of purchase ledger, sales ledger and cash books, including posting purchase invoices, credit notes and bank transactions to Sage
  • Preparing payment runs on Sage and in Bankline including compilation of backing documentation to support payments and reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Clerical tasks including filing of original invoices, credit notes and expense claims
  • Undertaking regular bank reconciliations
  • Assisting with month end routines including reconciliation of key accounts on the trial balance
  • Supporting year end processes, including assisting with routine audit queries
  • Ad hoc support to the Financial Controller as required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Specific accounting qualification are not required, although it is expected that the successful candidate will have good GCSE and A Level grades
  • Solid work experience of purchase ledger is essential
  • Good IT skills including experience of Sage 200 or similar accounting systems and basic to intermediate Excel skills
  • As part of a small busy team, it is essential that the successful candidate is a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and able to work to deadlines
  • Hardworking and conscientious with excellent attention to detail and ability to prioritise tasks according to business requirements
  • As an external face of Accounts, ability to deal confidently with both internal and external queries face-to-face, over the phone and by email
  • Able to work with multiple currencies and across multiple companies

In return our Client is offering a competitive package including a basic salary of around £23,000 - £25,000 per annum (Salary is negotiable and dependent on relevant experience) plus benefits.

Please e-mail your C.V together with a covering letter to Lorraine Roger, Director at Atom Recruitment Ltd.

Required skills

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sage
  • Invoice Processing
  • Excel

Reference: 34945464

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