Accounts Assistant

Huntingdon, UK
20 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is to provide a comprehensive Cashiering and Administration financial support service in accordance with company Finance procedures, within the UK and Internationally.

Essential to the role is previous experience in a similar role, within a cashiering function.

Externally Relevant Duties:

• Daily updating of 10 cash books and reconciliation to bank statements
• Receiving daily customer payments by Cheque, BACS, DD or Credit Card
• Calculate and verify any discounts taken, process payments (including online processing of credit cards)
• Post and allocate onto ledger in an accurate and timely manner
• Take immediate action on any short payments
• Monthly reconciliation and reporting of cash book balances
• Posting of cash book journals
• Raising and posting of manual invoices / credits
• Daily banking of cheques
• Contra postings

Team Contributions:

• Establish excellent working relationships with Credit Control and finance department, ensuring that effective cash management is maintained and reported accurately
• Assist with credit control administration functions as and when required
• Answer phone within finance as and when required

Personal Duties:

• Maintain, regular review of cashiering function
• Regular review and reporting of part payments and debits on Debtor ledgers
• Liaising with our bankers on any discrepancies as and when required
• Follow up and resolve in a timely manner any and all deductions, short payments, invoice queries, overpayments on ledger
• Review and update written procedural instructions for cashiering processes

The above list of tasks is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to take on additional tasks as and when required by the company.

Knowledge, Training and Experience Required:

• Able to demonstrate experience within a Finance Cash Administration role
• An understanding of finance and banking practice
• Strong Numeracy skills
• Computer literate with good understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word

Key Personal Characteristics:

• Effective interpersonal skills and strong communication talent
• Excellent telephone manner and customer service attitude
• Numerate with good administration talent
• Detail-oriented with superior accuracy skills
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Proactive and a willing member of the team
• Flexible in terms of the ability to operate and contribute in a changing environment

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