Accounts Assistant - Wakefield

Sewell Wallis Ltd
£18000 - £22000/annum
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Sewell Wallis are currently working with a well known, established business within the Wakefield area that are looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant focused upon maintaining both the sales and purchase ledgers on a permanent basis. There will also be an element of credit control, however this will be a smaller part of the role. This is a newly created role due to repaid growth and will report directly into the Finance Manager. This role will provide exposure to all aspects of accounts but will primarily focus upon maintaining the ledgers and cash flow process and ensuring that payments are received on time. This is a fast paced, high volume environment and would suit someone who is able to work towards deadlines and manage their own workload. The successful candidate will join a growing, reputable company and will be given full training and development.

The main duties of the role will be:-

- Coding, matching and batching high volumes of both purchase and sales invoices
- obtaining purchase order numbers when required
- First point of contact for suppliers both over the telephone and via email
- Dealing with queries from both suppliers and issues associated with billing
- Completing supplier statement reconciliations
- Assisting with the payment process and advising on with suppliers to pay and when
- Assisting with the allocation of cash and reconciling the sales ledger
-Reconciling payments and identifying any errors and amending accordingly
-Daily reconciliation of multiple bank accounts in accordance with FSA client money rules
-Carrying out daily cash reconciliations
-Setting up and processing direct debit payments
-Maintaining company credit cards and posting to the ledger
-Reviewing ledger on a daily basis to ensure all balances are less than 7 days and to resolve any outstanding issues with relevant parties
-Working through unmatched items within the bank reconciliation and liaising with the Cash Applications team
-Carrying out monthly bank reconciliations
- Assisting with the credit control side and making telephone calls to chase outstanding monies and following up with an email

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have an accounts background and will ideally have experience of both the sales and purchase ledger process
- Have start to finish experience and will have an understanding of the payments process
-Be self motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment
- Be able to work towards multiple deadlines
-Have good Excel skills and pick up new systems quickly
-Have excellent organisational and communication skills

In return you will receive: -

- Free onsite parking
- A competitive salary and benefits scheme
- The opportunity to work within a growing business within a well established, friendly team
- The opportunity to develop and progress within a large finance function

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers