Accounts Assistant

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Location
Woking
Salary
£22000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus and Strong Benefits
Posted
15 Apr 2017
Closes
15 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client a Highly Successful International business with offices in UK, USA, China, Malaysia, India and all across Europe are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join the team.

Client Details

Our client a Highly Successful International business with offices in UK, USA, China, Malaysia, India and all across Europe are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join the team.

Description

As an Accounts Assistant based from the Woking, Surrey office you will be responsible for the following responsibilities:

Daily Responsibilities - Sales Ledger and Cashbook

  • Daily bank reconciliation
  • Post the Sales ledger receipts or payments onto the accounting system
  • Post Nominal Ledger payments & receipts
  • Prepare any cheques received for banking
  • Be responsible for the process of releasing orders on hold to the Production Department following receipt of required funds
  • Chase all the outstanding debt by phone and email and perform other basic credit control in order to maximize cash collections.
  • Resolve any Sales Ledger queries
  • Raise credit notes and Branch recharge invoices
  • Assist Sales Order Processing with coding of Sales Orders
  • Maintain the spreadsheets for the Sales or Return and Charge & Credit, Distributor Commission and Invoice Awaiting Credit
  • Set up new customers on the accounts system
Monthly Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the month end close of the Sales Ledger, including Sales Ledger reporting and revaluation of foreign transactions
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly Management Accounts, including the preparation of the Sales or Return and Charge & Credit journal, the Cost of Sale of Credit Notes journal
  • Calculate the Accrual required each month for costs to be recharged to the Branches
  • Prepare the journal and reconciliation of Intercompany transactions
  • Produce monthly EC Sales List and Intrastat Returns
  • Update the Debtor Days Report
Additional Responsibilities

  • To cover for the Purchase Ledger Specialist during holidays, including setting up new suppliers, posting overhead invoices and purchase order invoices
  • Filing of paid purchase ledger invoices

Profile

  • A minimum of 1 year accounting experience is required
  • Good communications skills are essential as the candidate will be required to liaise with senior staff within the company, and staff in our overseas branches
  • A good team player. Working within a small team of five, a flexible, hands-on approach is required in order to cover a variety of finance roles within the department when necessary
  • Strong Excel skills and the ability to manipulate data accurately are essential
  • Knowledge of a menu driven accounts package such as Sage Line 100 would be an advantage but training will be given on Syteline, our accounting system

Job Offer

  • Salary range £22,000 - £25,000 p.a. depending on background and experience
  • 36 hour week - Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 5.15pm and 9.00am - 5.00pm on Fridays, with one hour for lunch
  • Additional bonus (variable but approx. 4% basic salary payable monthly in arrears), linked to company success
  • Private pension scheme, in line with Government legislation guidelines, improving year on year
  • private medical insurance and life insurance (Death in Service, equivalent to 2 years' basic salary)
  • 22 days holiday per annum, rising to 24 days after two full calendar years' service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Free on-site parking and excellent staff facilities