Accounts Assistant

Posted 3 March by Owen Daniels Consultancy
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Accounts Assistant

12 month Fixed-Term contract

Excellent salary

Monday to Thursday 8am-4:30pm / Friday 8am-1pm


Our client is a large, well-respected and growing Engineering business. They are looking for a motivated Accounts Assistant to join their team on an initial 12 month Fixed-term contract. The client will consider candidates that have either an AAT qualification, or strong experience working as an Accounts/Finance Assistant.

Accounts Assistant

Job Description

  • Accounts Receivable & Credit Control
  • Customer query resolution, overdue debt chasing, cash receipts and posting to ledger, collections forecasting, daily bank statements, raising of credit notes and manual invoices
  • Review & analysis of costs, extraction of VAT, reconciliation and GL Coding)/petty cash analysis & control / EC sales lists & intrastat returns / quarterly VAT reconciliation and Returns HMRC VAT Statement Reconciliation /Import Documents VAT
  • Nominal ledger account reconciliations/bank account reconciliation
  • Raising bank payments on automated ERP System/ general ledger journal entry / support on physical inventory counts data entry and reconciliation/ support on transaction posting and reconciliation on inventory cycle counts plus Adhoc support as required
  • Ensure corporate timelines are achieved at month end, year end and during budget preparation (Cash Books/ Petty Cash, VAT, General Ledger Journals/LVP & Credit card Reconciliation/ Sales Ledger Closure)
  • Ensure regulatory and statutory declarations are accurate and submitted to required timescales VAT Return/ EC Intrastats/ Import Export Documents
  • Ensure bank accounts are reconciled and cleared down to corporate accounts via cash pooling on a daily basis
  • Ensure the dept and business are compliant regarding company and corporate policies and procedures & authorisation Levels
  • Ensure cash collections are maximised, overdue debt reduced and queries anticipated and resolved in a timely manner

Accounts Assistant

Essential Skills/Experience/Qualifications

  • AAT qualification OR experience working as an Accounts/Finance Assistant
  • Understanding of Double Entry Bookkeeping & Manual Ledgers
  • High level of Numeracy - Attention to Detail

Accounts Assistant

Desirable Skills/Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience working within the engineering/manufacturing industry

Required skills

  • AAT
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing

Reference: 40082245

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