Accounts Assistant - Reconciliations

Sheridan Maine
11 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Sheridan Maine is working with a growing client in Bournemouth who is seeking an Accounts Assistant to undertake purchase ledger transactional processing and also reconciliations. This role is offered on a temp to perm basis.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Undertake the preparation and posting of the purchase ledger on a timely basis to meet month end reporting deadlines
  • Perform a system-led match of Purchase Order to Goods Received Note to Invoice as required reverting to a manual match if necessary
  • Managing and owning supplier statement reconciliations for their specified suppliers
  • Dealing with suppliers on the phone and via email
  • Liaising with task owners in order to move their outstanding task through the workflow to payment
Additional responsibilities as required:
  • Reconcile supplier statements of accounts as required
  • Resolve purchase ledger queries from suppliers / authorisers as they arise
  • Undertake document preparation and scanning activities
  • Assist with various other regular monthly accounting tasks as required
Personal Qualities:

Education and Qualifications
  • The successful applicant is likely to be experienced in a purchase ledger or finance transactional processing environment
Knowledge & Experience
  • Experience in supplier communications is desirable together with knowledge of finance transactional processing on a finance system
  • An understanding of basic accounting concepts such as double entry bookkeeping is essential
Skills & Competencies
  • Strong communicator
  • Ability to comply with strict monthly processing and reporting requirements
  • Efficient transactional processing skills and ability to deal with transactional volumes effectively
  • Ability to learn new system processing skills quickly
Personal Attributes
  • This role will suit a person who has a dedicated working style with the drive and enthusiasm to improve processes and to see a task through to completion.
  • Acting as a member of the Accounting and Reporting Team they will take pride in the service provided to both internal and external customers, and as such must be a strong communicator and have the ability to comply with strict monthly processing and reporting requirements.
  • The role requires significant communication and liaison at different levels across the organisation and it is important that these contacts should be managed effectively and co-operatively.
Sheridan Maine Recruitment is managing the recruitment for this position.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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