Accounts Assistant sales ledger

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Harwich, UK
24 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts assistant, assistant accountant, sales ledger clerk

Based in North Essex and reporting to the Accounts Manager, we have a new opportunity for a temporary accounts assistant, mainly focused on Sales Ledger, for around 3 months initially.

Your new role
  • Primary responsibility is for the Sales Ledger.
  • A large volume of credit control and preparation and month end procedures.
  • Daily invoicing of shipping, credit/re-invoicing and cash batch weekly , SOP invoices and general filing
  • Analysis of invoiced costs to nominal ledger cost centres.
  • Undertake account reconciliations month end procedures.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities providing cover for Purchase Ledger activities including maintaining the register of purchase orders and supplier invoices, including analysis of invoiced costs to nominal ledger cost centres, payment of supplier invoices, data input , running payments and preparing pricing notes.
  • Supporting the updating and reconciling of stores and stock records to accounting system.
  • Following training, to assist with other duties including bank reconciliations, bank payments, cash book entries and nominal postings, report writing, petty cash and general accounting and reconciliations.
  • Able to maintain a flexible approach to work and working hours if required.
  • Carry out ad-hoc tasks as requested by the Accounts Manager.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks to meet time critical deadlines.
  • Good attention to detail & aptitude for figures.
  • Able to work as part of a wider team.
  • Proactive approach to work, adaptability, flexibility and adept at learning new systems.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Demonstrable accounting experience gained from a similar environment in processing sales, purchase ledger and general accounts activities.
  • Demonstrable IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.
  • Experience of working with accounts software, specifically Access or Dimensions software would be advantageous

What you'll get in return
This is a temporary role for approx 3 months, but possible could become a permanent position. Paying between £9 - £11 dependant on experience and/or qualifications.

What you need to do now
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