Trainee Accounts Assistant

Page Personnel Finance
Didcot, UK
18 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Eciting opportunity to join a growing business in Harwell on a 12 FTC. This is a position for someone looking to gain more experience in Finance!

Client Details

My client based in Harwell are looking for a Trainee Accounts Assistant to join there Finance team on a 12 FTC to cover a maternity leave. They are a large manufacturing business that have experienced sustained and significant growth since they first developed. You will report directly into the Purchase Ledger Manager and be apart of a team of 3. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain more experience in finance.

They have lots of parking on site and are accessible by public transport.


Trainee Accounts Assistant:
  • Daily posting of invoices
  • Preparation of payment runs for upload to the online banking system
  • Monthly cash and credit card employee expense claims
  • Processing ad hoc tax payment requests
  • Weekly cash allocations for the UK Finance controlled bank accounts
  • Liaising with the Sales teams to process compliant payment requests
  • Dealing with multi-currency transactions
  • Supplier statement of account reconciliation
  • To ensure that supplier queries are resolved promptly and efficiently
  • Ensure that VAT is properly recorded where appropriate
  • Assist the Accounts Payable Supervisor with any ad hoc tasks as necessary
  • Develop process changes to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions
  • Assist the internal and external statutory audit process to evidence transactions and source documentation as required


Trainee Accounts Assistant Specific Skills:
  • Acts with professional integrity and honesty to deliver a high standard of service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills with sound judgement
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Appreciation of finance processes and controls of an inter-company, multi-currency environment
  • Work well independently as well as in a team environment
  • Willingness to learn new skills/concepts and be challenged to propose new ideas and document process improvements
  • Good personal organisation and reporting skills, written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrates a structured and methodical approach with ability to prioritise and multi-task

Job Offer

Trainee Accounts Assistant position on offer:
  • £21000 - £23000
  • 12 FTC Maternity Cover
  • Based in Harwell
  • Parking on site and good public transport links
  • Great opportunity for someone looking to gain more experience

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