Accounts Assistant

11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

New opportunity not to be missed! Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Accounts Assistant to join the team based in Stockport. You will be on a full time permanent contract, with a highly competitive salary.

Our client has established its position as a market leader in the highly competitive retail insurance sector by consistently creating powerful software solutions that deliver competitive and innovative advantage to their customers. They've custom-built their own modern, open offices set in their own landscaped campus in Stockport, employing over 600 staff, providing for over 100 internet brands (Asda, Tesco, Money Supermarket, Swinton, AA, and Sainsbury’s) to name a few.

There is also a subsidised restaurant and a games room. They have built a collaborative and creative culture where they employ agile techniques to deliver their pace-setting applications. They like to work in small, focused groups so you are always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with

The Role as their Accounts Assistant

As an Account Assistant your main responsibility will be performing general accounting duties including cashbooks, purchase ledger, payments, and month end. You will be a key member of the accounts team, working alongside and in direct contact with internal staff at a senior management/director level. Other aspects of the job will be to cover for Expenses, Document Scanning, and Fixed Assets, Maintain security and control of the Office safe, Update task specific procedures & conducting Appraisal Development Tasks.

The role requires a highly motivated team player and quick learner with a passion and an eye for detail. They will help you in identifying any training required to increase your knowledge and skills, and consistently be improving at your job. To be successful in this role as their Accounts Assistant you will need to have accountancy experience in a similar role. This is the perfect role for a dynamic professional with drive to succeed and who has a keen eye for detail.

As an Accounts Assistant you will be expected to perform many of the following tasks:

- Download daily bank statement updates

- Update cashbooks for payments and receipts

- Organise Direct Debit for payments

- Organise Nominal Payments & Receipts including Nominal coding and maintain Nominal Payments/Receipts File

- Prepare Bank Reconciliations/ Bank Transfer letters

- Manage and maintain Petty Cash records

- Purchase Ledger Management

- Sales Ledger Management

- Month End/Year End Ledger Routines

- Financial Accounting Support – Year End, Audit, and Adhoc

Requirements and Experience needed to become their Accounts Assistant

- Minimum 5 x GCSE Grade ‘C’ including Maths and English

- AAT membership (qualified or student)

- Strong organisational ability, numerate and attention to detail

- Extensive work experience in a relevant role in a £40M+ organisation

- Smart and professional appearance and behaviour

- Confident and effective telephone manner

- Able to multi-task

- Computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Office

- Working knowledge of Pegasus Opera software or similar accounting system, and Barclays.NET

Benefits of becoming their Accounts Assistant

- Opportunities for career progression

- Award nominated learning programmes

- Work with the best in the business

- Flexible hours

- 25 days holiday to start

- Life and health assurance

- Shuttle bus to and from the station

- Subsidised restaurant

- Social activities

- Dress down policy

- Tax free child care vouchers

- Community projects

If you’re looking to kick start your career, then why not click ‘apply’ today to become their Accounts Assistant! They’d love to hear from you

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