Assistant Accountant

Wellingborough, UK
21 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client, a well-established Dealership in Northamptonshire, is seeking an Assistant Accountant to join their team. The ideal candidates will be an ambitious individual with aspiration to study CIMA/ACCA and progress their career.
Duties will include:

Month End
• Assist as required with month end financial reporting. Specific reports - Existing Customer Sales Report - Customer Margin Report - Credit Notes - Data Trends. Assist in investigating and resolving discrepancies that arise when completing month end process.
• Aim to ensure all month end tasks are completed by 10th of the following month.
• Assist if required the Purchase Ledger Clerk in checking and reconciling stock records and correcting any stock discrepancies. Manage and compile fixed asset and depreciation schedules. Complete month end journals, prepayments and accruals. Final check of all Opera open orders.
• Weekly/Monthly bank reconciliation to include a check on any aged unreconciled items. Drill down to understand why unreconciled and correct if necessary. Transfer PayPal/Sage pay receipt, reconcile and post to ledger. Control company credit card spend and reconciliation.
• Prepare, reconcile quarterly vat return and submit to HMRC.

Customers/Trade Debtors
• Raise and send invoices daily, include chasing for customer accounts payable email addresses.
• Perform regular checks to ensure open sales orders are closed off correctly.
• Liaise with sales repeat orders, red dates and back up dispatch.
• Enter all monies received in all payment types daily and bank cheques once a week.
• Send monthly statements by email; include copy invoices missed in previous payment sequence.
• Complete credit checks as required and agree credit limits.
• Telephone debt chasing and log outcome on to customer account. Put accounts on hold if debt is ongoing and the customer is not responding to request for payment.
• Every month review and agree customers to be sent a final notice - suggest customers over 4 months who are not responding to telephone calls.
• General housekeeping - regular checks to resolve duplicate payments and allocation of funds that have been entered before invoices raised.
Suppliers/Trade Creditors
• Supervise the Purchase Ledger Clerk ensuring all supplier invoices are entered daily and orders on register closed. Liaise with personnel who raised order any anomalies relating to price and quantity variances. Perform regular checks to ensure open purchase orders are closed off correctly.

• General administration duties and adhoc projects as delegated. Performing basic office tasks such as filing, data entry, answering phones and post duties.
• Participate if required at internal meetings and liaise with relevant departments.

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