Sales ledger

Reed Accountancy
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to work for a well-established publishing firm based in central London, office is in a great location and you will be working in a friendly team of 4.
The role will ideally suit someone who is AAT qualified or someone not looking to progress onto a professional qualification.

You working day will always be varied and they require someone who is adaptable, competent and not afraid to get their hands dirty.

The ideal person would be competent in these 5 key areas:

• Sales ledger
• Reconciliation
• Payroll
• Credit control
• Administration

Raise invoices and credit notes in a timely manner.
Ensure all sales ledgers are closed on month end.
Contact all customers with balances in excess of their terms.
Reconciling and Posting of deferred income
Checking royalty statements and raising royalty invoices when necessary.
Filling out double taxation forms and recording withholding tax.
Responsible for managing author contracts, ensuring contracts are signed on a timely basis and scanned and added to database.
Responsible for maintaining HR templates and documentation.
Scanning contracts and HR documentation onto the database. Administration of payroll.
Maintaining auto enrolment pension templates and sending out paperwork when appropriate.
Responsible for maintaining Rights Reversions system. Ensuring requests for reversion of rights from an author are sent to the correct person and dealt with in a timely manner.
Assisting with other Legal matters including Trademarks management and Data Protection.
Check missing back up list monthly to ensure all sales are invoiced.
Assist Management Accountant with posting journals and ad hoc requests.
Preparing daily cash forecast
Reconcile bank accounts each month.
Be a source of backup to other members of the Finance Department.

Key Expectations:

• To be able to work as part of a busy team, who are committed to building customer relationships.
• To work unsupervised and proactively, taking pride in areas of responsibility. Appreciate the role of Finance as a service department to the senior managers, staff, authors, customers and suppliers.
• To be highly organised, accurate, efficient and calm under pressure.
• To produce reports and perform tasks on time and accurately every month.
• To work together with other departments to solve problems as they occur.
• To provide back up for the rest of the Finance team and on banking matters when required.
• To oversee queries directly from suppliers and customers when necessary.

Qualifications & Skills

• PC literate – Excel, Word, etc
• Purchase or Sales Ledger experience.


• 1 years+ in an Accounts Payable or Receivable role, preferably both.
• Having dealt with employee expenses, including an understanding of tax implications for business & employees.
• Knowledge of double entry book keeping.
• Enthusiasm and excellent attention to detail.

• Access Dimensions accounting software knowledge.
• Publishing or media experience.
• Royalties experience.

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