Accounts Assistant (with Study Support)

Reed Accountancy
Cheam, Surrey
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading manufacturing and retail business based near Cheam / Sutton in Surrey. We're currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant role with this forward-thinking business, which will be supported with full study support and ongoing professional development. 

The role will begin with broad Accounts Assistant duties and, in time, will take on additional responsibilities within payroll in conjunction with a third party payroll company. 

The position will suit an early stage ACCA / CIMA studier or perhaps someone who has completed some accounting training (e.g. AAT) who has the desire to continue with their studies. 

Accounts Assistant
• Sorting and distributing finance department post and answering incoming calls to the finance department
• Managing company credit card expenses, ensuring payments are supported by appropriate and authorized reconciliations and the expenses are properly recorded and processed
• Managing employee expenses, ensuring claims are supported by appropriate and authorized reconciliations and the expenses are properly recorded and processed
• Processing all bank statement transactions, primarily the allocation of receipts to customer invoices
• Regular reconciliation of the bank account and production of reconciliation report for manager sign-off
• General bookkeeping
• Assisting other members of the finance department when required
• Reconciliation of relevant general ledger accounts to sub-ledgers or work papers
• Production of management information as requested
• To assist with any other ad hoc duties required as and when the business may require them

Payroll Clerk
• Collate, review and provide payroll information to payroll bureau for weekly wage and monthly salaried staff
• Distribution of payslips and management of employee birthday voucher system
• First point of contact for staff queries regarding payroll and benefits
• Provision of pension information to pension provider for all staff and manage company compliance with auto-enrolment responsibilities
• Manage employee records including contracts, absence forms, annual leave, etc
• Manage childcare vouchers and other deductions/ benefits
• Provision of time and attendance information to department managers when required
• Calculation of sales agent commissions and generation of invoice

• Previous experience of bookkeeping. Payroll experience an advantage
• Knowledge and experience in the use of accounting packages and Microsoft Office packages
• Dedicated team player
• Willingness to learn
• Self-starter able to work using own initiative in order to achieve results
• Attention to detail and accuracy skills
• Mature in outlook and highly credible
• Flexible
• Comfortable dealing with senior level contacts
• Excellent numeracy skills
• Excellent communication skills both orally and written

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