Accounts Assistant

Recruiter
Recruitment Bespoke Limited
Location
Central London, London
Salary
28000.0000
Posted
15 Jun 2017
Closes
15 Jul 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Accounts Assistant. Trade Association. Central London. Full Time Permanent. Up to £30k plus Bens plus study support

A stunning opportunity for an Accounts Assistant with experience of producing accounts up to a trial balance.

Ideally applicants will be Part Qualified in either ACCA or CIMA or AAT qualified.

Our clienmt is a highly respected Trade Association in the Financial services sector and offers a highly supportive and professional working environment.

GENERAL PURPOSE

To undertake responsibility for the day-to-day work and smooth running of the accounts for the Association. To support the Head of HR & Finance in the preparation of monthly management accounts, reconciliation of control accounts and preparation of annual accounts.

EXPERIENCE

Several years’ relevant experience with knowledge of accounts to at least trial balance.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • An accounting qualification eg. AAT or part qualified ACCA/CIMA
  • Self motivated, confident and proactive
  • Able to prioritise workload
    Attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of double entry bookkeeping and computerised accounting packages
  • Good standard of English
  • Confidentiality
  • Numeracy

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Accounts

(a) Purchase Ledger

Check, code and enter new purchase invoices onto Pegasus Opera II and send to relevant budget holders for approval. Make payments to creditors via HSBC’s online billing service or cheque, as appropriate. Reconcile purchase ledger control account.

(b) Sales Ledger/Sales Invoicing

Create sales invoices and issue. Bank money and update sales ledger with payments received. Reconcile sales ledger control account.

(c) Credit Control

Monthly check on debtors list and to chase relevant overdue payments.

(d) Audits

Prepare first draft of trial balance for external annual audits. Prepare schedules of fixed assets, legal and professional expenditure and other audit reports. Assist Head of HR & Finance with internal audits.

(e) Fixed Assets

Maintain register of fixed assets, depreciate in accordance with the depreciation policy.

(f) VAT

Calculate VAT, taking account of exemptions. Prepare quarterly VAT returns and make payments.

(g) Other

Prepare first draft of monthly management accounts for review by Head of HR & Finance, liaising with line managers as necessary.

Other duties as required eg foreign drafts/bank transfers, online monthly expense payments and staff expenses etc.

Assist with other finance related projects as and when required.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Word, Excel, Pegasus Opera II, Outlook, Internet Explorer, HSBC’s online banking service and Internet Banking (training given).