Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Sewell Wallis
Location
Leeds
Posted
16 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant based just outside of Leeds City Centre.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with ambitions to progress within and develop their career within accounts, especially those looking to move towards management accounts.

The role will involve an element of transactional finance but will also involve working on the month end process and elements of management accounts.

The role would suit candidates who have worked in a fast paced, targeted environment, ideally within an Accounts Assistant or Assistant Accountant role.

As the Assistant Accountant you will:

Accurately and quickly process sales invoices/credit notes/manual invoices. Producing accurate monthly customer statements and agent commission statements.
Process daily foreign cash receipts onto customer accounts on the clients software systems so that customer accounts are accurate and up to date.
Chase customers for payments to ensure invoices are paid on the due date. Ensure debtor days are kept within the budgeted limit.
Perform monthly stock reconciliations.
Produce accurate monthly journals for the general ledger by the deadline date.
Cover for the Accounts Department when colleagues are absent to ensure the workload is continued and managed appropriately.
Prepare the monthly HMRC despatches accurately and timely to avoid penalties.
Produce accurate monthly journals for the general ledger by the deadline date.

The ideal candidate will have:
Experience in an Accounts Assistant or Assistant Accountant role although this is not essential.
An AAT Level 3/equivalent qualification.
Strong communication skills with experience in a customer facing role.
Excellent Microsoft Excel experience.
A resilient and calm approach to problems when they arise.
The ability to work independently and within a team.

In return you will:
Receive a competitive benefits and salary package.
Be able to park on site.
Join a company who want to help their employees develop and progress.
Join a well-established, supportive finance team.

For more information please contact Scott Tallant.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted.

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