Assistant financial accountant

Recruiter
Brad employment Ltd
Location
Frome, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
1222705002
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Main responsibilities:
  • Maintain an accurate computer based accounting system ensuring accurate management reporting and interrogation by management provides accurate information.
  • Ensure payroll, pension, expense claims and HMRC payments are completed accurately within agreed policies, procedures and to deadline
  • To balance accounts to month and year end.
  • To manage stock valuations, counts and postings adjustments to cost of goods sold
  • Preparation of accurate quarterly VAT returns
  • Uploading fortnightly supplier payment runs onto the bank for approval and processing other ad hoc payments when required.
  • Ensuring receipts and payments are applied to Xero in a timely manner (date of receipt/issue) and discrepancies are managed/escalated to resolution in a reasonable timeframe.
  • Reconciling bank accounts in a timely manner.
  • To upload and maintain systems budgets and forecasts, maintain and report against actuals.
  • To balance accounts to month and year end and prepare month end packs for review.
  • To prepare monthly Finance reports
  • To prepare statutory year end schedules and accounts
  • Maintain and distribute Petty cash in accordance with agreed procedures

Organisational responsibilities:
  • To develop and comply with policies, regulations, systems and procedures in all areas including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Quality and work towards achieving best practice and high standards
  • Manage the day-to-day work of delivery projects in area of responsibility and related activities to ensure that agreed targets and milestones are achieved
  • Attend meetings to provide information and feedback for other team members to share good
  • To contribute to the wider work and development of our client and undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required within the scope and level of the post

Health & Safety

The post holder will:
  • Work with due regard to health and safety to themselves and others and will abide by our clients Health & Safety Policy
  • Support the Health & Safety Officer in the identification of potential health & safety risks to ensure that they are rectified appropriately and efficiently

Confidentiality
  • Our clients employees and volunteers are expected to comply fully with the organisation's confidentiality policy

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Skills, qualifications and experience required

Essential:
  • Appropriate professional qualification level 4 or above
  • Able to quickly analyse information including financial information and evaluate the implications
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to respond and investigate queries.
  • Able to travel independently with the area of our clients operation
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to deliver complex ideas and arguments in a variety of ways to diverse audiences (through effective presentation skills and meetings)
  • Experience of developing and/or maintaining quality systems and procedures
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft applications of Excel, Outlook, Databases and Word
  • Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy

Personal qualities required:
  • A desire to achieve highest standards possible
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • An eye for and attention to detail
  • Commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up-to-date
  • Customer focused
  • Diplomatic
  • Flexible and responds positively to new challenges
  • Good independent judgement
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player who is also able to work in isolation
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Willingness to sometimes work outside of office hours

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