Junior Accounts Assistant 6m-1 year+ experience.. extensive broad role.

Jaguar White
18 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

One of my ongoing clients are continuing to expand - this time their accounts department!

My client based in the Dunstable area are looking for a confident Junior accounts assistant who wants to learn and grow their core skills already achieved. 1 years working +experience.

This is a well established company with 50+ employees, they are looking to recruit an additional member to the small and effective accounts team already in place.

The role will give you wide experience in a commercial company which will give you the platform to be an integral part of the department and company. With a strong 'can do' attitude and a willingness to learn you will eventually have responsibilities under your manager, which will include a variation of accounts duties including areas such as purchasing, sales, credit control, cash flow, reconciliations and month end. Full training and ongoing support in these areas to increase confidence and ability will be provided, however the basics of accounts should already be working knowledge and you will want to add to your basic skills in an accounts department. AAT studying or part qualified would be a distinct advantage. Sage accounts system is used. This particular role has an emphasis of around 50% on the purchasing side initially, which will give you autonomy and responsibility and enhance your overall experience.

The successful candidate will be confident in themselves with drive, a good personality , internal and external communication skills imperative as is the ability to question. You will have an inquisitive nature and a great eye for detail and a proactive approach. An ability to multi-task and meet deadlines as a team player in the department would be the ideal attributes of this new member of staff:-

Duties include:

  • Assist with credit control - chasing payments from customers and updating the cash flow forecast with projections

  • Process customer credit notes and resolve any queries as required on a timely basis

  • Process customer sample returns and resolve any related queries

  • Process, reconcile and send customer statements

  • Support the purchasing function, purchasing stock for sales orders

  • Process supplier invoices, matching supplier invoices to purchases orders

  • Reconcile supplier statements and resolve any queries on a timely basis to ensure payments are not delayed

  • Process supplier returns, liaise with warehouse staff and match credit notes to returns processed

  • Posting journals as required

  • Reconcile sales ledger with sales processed on in-house system

  • Assist in the Month End procedures

  • Assist the finance team in ad-hoc projects and reports as required

  • Ad-hoc office duties and general admin

GCSE Grade A/B Maths, English required minimum.

Working knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheets and basic production, and other basic knowledge of MS packages.

Sage Accounts desirable but not essential as training will be given.

AAT or accounts qualifications studying or part qualified an advantage.

Flexible and good conscientious attitude to learning as part of team is essential as you will grow with the role and the company.

In return this company offer career progression, part of a small team where you will enhance all of your skills, Salary circa 16-17K, depending upon experience, Hours 9-5pm Monday to Friday and 20 days holiday. On site parking provided.