Accounts Assistant - Chlemsford - VAT and Excel - £25K

17 Apr 2017
17 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

With over 40 years in the beauty retail industry this is an exciting time to join a team of quirky and miraculously professional people! The role is based at their Head Office in Chelmsford. You will be expected to assist with Banking and Treasury Management, Fixed Asset processing/reporting, statutory compliance and management General ledger internal controls.

The Main responsibilities will be:

Banking & Treasury Management

  • ? Reconcile bank accounts in both Sterling and Euros
  • ? Monitor cash pooling accounts
  • ? Report cash balances and monthly flow analysis via the group reporting tool
  • ? Prepare monthly cash-flow forecasts

Fixed Assets

  • ? Maintain the fixed asset register. Run depreciation, dispose of assets and reconcile the register to the general ledger on a monthly basis
  • ? Ensure fixed assets are capitalised in a timely manner
  • ? Maintain CAPEX tracker and analyse actual expenditure verses budget

Statutory Compliance

  • ? Prepare VAT and Intrastat returns for submission
  • ? Assist with the compilation of documents for year-end audit
  • ? Fulfil Office for National Statistic reporting requirements

General Ledger Control

  • ? Maintain the chart of accounts to ensure accuracy of data
  • ? Review and post journals provided by Accounting and Finance
  • ? Complete allocated balance sheet reconciliations at month end
  • ? Collate and review all balance sheet reconciliations

Key Competncies:

  • Strategic Agility
  • ? Drive for Results
  • ? Dealing with Ambiguity
  • ? Customer focus

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Advance Excel skills
  • Personable and passionate about cosmetics
  • ? Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Minimum 1 year accounts experience.
  • ? Experience of VAT returns and knowledge of Intrastat.
  • ? Fixed Asset Management and variance analysis experience.


  • 25 days holiday
  • X2 a year £200 product allocation
  • 30% discount on Benefit products
  • Income protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Health cash plan