Assistant Accountant needed to assist the Group Management Accountant with the production of monthly management accounts for a successful and established group of companies in Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire. Rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience for 25 hours per week (hours are flexible). The Assistant Accountant will ideally be part-qualified to primarily process transactional accounting entries, collate and submit all payroll information to the payroll bureau and assist with other accounting and administrative duties as agreed with the Group Management Accountant & Group Financial Controller. Assistant Accountant Accountabilities:- Assist in Management Accounting: - Calculate and process some journal entries including accruals, prepayments and fixed assets - Solid understanding of the chart of accounts - Carry out full reconciliations across various areas of the balance sheet on a monthly basis - Ability to review financial reports - Supporting all month end duties Credit Control: - Ensure all income due is invoiced and input onto the accounting records, including rent demands, service charges and contracting - Ensure payment terms are met by customers and proactively chase overdue invoices - Update monthly outstanding debts and actions report for all Group companies Purchasing & Payments: - Match purchase invoices to orders - Process and code purchase invoices received onto Landmark - Ensure supplier statements are reconciled on a monthly basis - Process payment runs in line with agreed procedures and deadlines Cash Flow: - Process all bank entries and ensure all accounts are reconciled on a regular basis - Provide the Group Management Accountant, Group Financial Controller and Directors with reports on the weekly cash position Projects: - Assist with detailed analysis work across all areas of the business - Assist with the annual budgeting process for all business units - Assist with yearend preparation and audit process - Work closely with Group Management Accountant to instigate process improvements throughout the business - Assist the Financial Controller with non-financial projects such as IT and telephony - Assist with other ad-hoc Farm requests Assistant Accountant key skills & knowledge:- - Part Qualified Accountant (desirable) (ACCA/CIMA/AAT) - Knowledge of relevant accounting standards and VAT - Strong level of numeracy and computer literacy – specifically Excel skills such as look ups, formulae, data manipulation and formatting - Basic understanding of accounts systems and book-keeping - Ability to plan, organise and prioritise - Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times - A team player, who is also able to operate on own initiative This is a great role for an experienced Assistant Accountant to join a family run business. Closing date for applications is 23rd Feb 2018. Vivico Recruitment Advertising are the job posting and recruitment solutions partner for small, medium and large organisations recruiting any job, anywhere in the UK.