Finance Assistant

Posted 24 December 2018 by Optima Recruitment
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Job Description:

  • Setting up new customers and clients on the Sales Ledger.
  • Creating monthly invoices through the sales ledger, including any extra charges
  • Carrying out all bank reconciliations, including posting non-automatic transactions
  • Arrange and set-up direct debits for the payment of fee
  • Reconcile sales ledger to the bank account on a daily basis and allocating payments
  • Check all sale ledger balances to the nominal ledger on a monthly basis
  • Reconcile the system to the nominal ledger for the personal allowance monies
  • Requesting and completing necessary forms and paperwork for government agencies
  • Manually process any non-automatic payments, updating resident accounts, the nominal ledger and banking the payments
  • Prepare a monthly Aged Debtor report to include details of actions being taken
  • Contact all account payers who are in arrears and arrange payment
  • Agree and arrange any refunds of overpayments
  • Arrange any court action required to recover unpaid charges
  • Create ad hoc invoices as required for the sale of goods by the organisation
  • Reconcile the credit card statements to the bank account and code the transactions.
  • Process the monthly Barclaycard statements, ensure receipts are received for all transactions, properly authorised, coded and entered into the financial system

Person Specification:

  • Must have a full UK drivers license and use of a vehicle due to office location
  • Part or fully qualified AAT or related accountancy qualification
  • Previous experience of working within an accountancy role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills dealing with internal and external clients
  • Diplomatic and discreet, with excellent empathy skills
  • Courteous and compassionate while being persistent in the recovery of debts
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to organise own work and to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft office, including Word and Excel

Additional Information:

  • Based in Burgess Hill
  • £26,100
  • Free lunch every day
  • Onsite parking
  • 2.5% annual pay-rise (discretionary)
  • Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension Scheme

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Optima Recruitment specialists in Permanent & Temporary Recruitment, including; Administration, Secretarial & PA, Accounts & Finance, Graduate Opportunities, Human Resources, Recruitment Consultancy, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Legal.

Reference: 36743219

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