Junior Accounts Assistant

Posted 7 March by Reed Accountancy Easy Apply Featured
Our client is a very successful, growing business in the creative beauty industry.  They are currently looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic Accounts Assistant to join their small head office finance team.

The purpose of this role is to assist the small finance team, with key responsibility for the following areas for 3 different business units:

Purchase ledger

• Processing purchase orders for approval

• Matching delivery notes with invoices for approval

• Seeking approval of invoices from managers

• Inputting of invoices onto Sage ready for payment

• Producing monthly reports – payments and aged creditors

• Allocating payments and reconciling supplier accounts on a monthly basis

• Resolving supplier invoice queries

• Online Web ordering

• Telephone ordering


• Carrying out monthly stock takes 

• Ensuring all stock items are correctly entered onto two systems

• Entering stock items and costs onto stock software & Sage Accounts

• Entering stock deliveries onto systems

• Analysing and reconciling stock and report on variances

• Providing all salons with Retail Stock prices

• Raise sales invoices for intercompany stock transfers

• Order retail products from the warehouse for each salon

Sales Ledger

• Enter takings daily and weekly onto a spreadsheet and reconcile for 3 salons


• Producing daily/weekly/monthly and ad hoc reports

• Produce monthly KPI reports for the Operations Director for all 3 salons

Person specification


• Experience in an accounts department

• Knowledge of MS Excel

• Knowledge of Sage Line 50 accounts

Personal Attributes:

• Able to demonstrate ability to copy with a regular and routine workload

• Able to work to tight deadlines

• Pays great attention to detail and accuracy

This is a great opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic candidate to join a friendly team in a fast paced business where no two days are the same.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34625351

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