Assistant Accountant

Gloucestershire, UK
13 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Welcome to the Fire Service College

The Fire Service College is a leading organisation for fire prevention and protection, providing assessed, accredited and assured fire and multi-service training for emergency service professionals globally.

With over 40 years' experience in delivering fire and rescue training internationally, we specialise in equipping today's firefighters and other emergency responders with the best possible skills and training to learn the latest techniques and procedures. Our unique incident ground, at one of the premier fire training venues in the world, coupled with our expert instructors, provides the opportunity for our learners to train and exercise in a realistic and challenging environment, for a learning experience that is second to none.

A Brilliant Opportunity has arisen for a Tenacious Assistant Accountant to join the Team. The role will report directly into the Financial Controller

Position Overview Providing high degree of assistance to Financial Controller. Ensuring that sales invoices are processed and debt collections are met in a timely manner enable to achieve objectives.

Principle Accountabilities / Responsibilities * To ensure the efficient and timely processing of Accounts Receivable invoices * Work closely with Sales Team to ensure completeness of booking on systems prior to sales invoices being raised. * Support Sales team with obtaining Purchase Order from customers for sales invoicing * Support business as escalation point for AP, procurement, SAP and other queries * Deal with customers queries both the phone and email * Assist Group Credit Control with sales invoices queries resolution * Assist with working capital management and reporting, maintaining effective links with the Credit Control team to ensure prompt cash collection * Responsible for cash collection from Sports Complex and banking * Assisting Financial Controller with production of various monthly reporting packs for board and internal management, as part of the month end close cycle * Support the Finance team with journal posting and end of month variance analysis as part of the month end close cycle * Liaise with teams across Capita on monthly basis in agreeing on inter-company journal posting at month end * Support the Finance team and wider business in ad-hoc project work

Required Role-Specific Competencies / Experience / Educational Qualifications * Working knowledge of SAP and LTM would be advantageous * Solid MS Excel skills * Experience of working in a finance department * GCSE or equivalent

Person Specification * A professional attitude and appearance at all times. * Customer First Attitude. * Confident and able to quickly establish solid working relationship with wide variety of stakeholders. * Ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively * High level of attention to detail and accuracy. * Ability to work to and meet tight deadlines * Have the ability to work independently and under pressure in a dynamic team * A can-do attitude.

Our values - open, ingenious, collaborative and effective - are at the heart of our business. We're looking for honest, straight-talking people who are highly intelligent and creative, who work brilliantly as part of a team or leading a team, and who never accept mediocrity. We're looking for people that personify these values, who get involved in different things, deliver what they promise, take responsibility, embrace diversity, and respect their colleagues. In return we can offer you excellent career progression and a salary/study support and benefits package to match, along with the opportunity to expand your horizons, shape our future, make an impact and be yourself

Capita Resourcing operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender identity or gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership

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