Bookkeeper/ Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
ASME Engineering Ltd
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1218653107
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Bookkeeper/ Assistant Accountant
Salary in line with experience - will be discussed at interview stage.
This position has been created to support the Finance Director in the day to day running of the finance function.
Main Duties & Accountabilities:
* Responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger including matching, coding and posting of all invoices including sub-contractors.
* Ownership of the end-to-end supplier process including liaising with buying department, site managers and workshop to ensure only valid invoices are processed in line with ASME's processes.
* Reconcile suppliers' statements to ensure all liabilities are recorded and paid in a timely manner.
* Preparation of supplier payment runs for review by the Finance Director. (Electronic cheque payments.)
* Raise customer invoices in accordance with the payment certs and ensure a timely collection of monies owed to ASME.
* Prepare aged debtor and creditor reports for review by the Finance Director.
* Reconcile the control accounts and prepare other ad-hoc reconciliations on a weekly/monthly basis for review by the Finance Director.
* Maintain the Petty Cash Floats of the business.
* Support the Finance Director with month and year-end processes, like accruals, prepayments, WIP.
* Provide team cover and other ad hoc duties as requested.
* Deliver a high level of customer service for both internal and external customers.
* Assist with the implementation of Sage Construct.
* Effective and regular monitoring of key issues, KPIs and financial analysing and reporting to the Finance Director to ensure the department is meeting set targets and objectives.
* Managing a junior account assistant.
* Reconcile all bank accounts, petty cash and company credit cards.
* Reconcile all supplier and customer accounts.
* Preparing and submitting VAT returns, CIS returns and P32, and all associated processes relating to these functions.
Required skills, experience & knowledge
* 10 years experience in a similar position
* A finance/ accounting qualification - (AAT/ ACCA/ ACA/ CIMA/ CIPFA / ICAEW)
* Experience in dealing with high volume purchase ledger transactions in various currencies
* Solid understanding of VAT, CIS and Double Entry
* Credit control experience
* Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
* Accruals, Prepayment, WIP, Fixed Assets and Balance Sheet reconciliations
* Experience of managing suppliers and customers expectations
* Ability to communicate at all levels within the business and external parties, in a concise and professional manner
* Ability to deliver to tight deadlines and being highly organised
* Excellent computer skills and knowledge of office software applications
Has experience in problem solving and 'thinking on your feet'
Experience in Construction Industry
Experience working with Sage 50, Sage Payroll and Sage Construction plus Excel.
Experience implementing new software
Additional Information
This is a full-time role, Monday to Friday 08.30 - 17.30 with a one-hour unpaid lunch break.
Please note that any offers of employment with ASME will be subject to a vetting procedure, which may consist of one or more of the following; CRB, financial background and reference checks. This procedure will commence once the offer of employment has been accepted.
ASME Engineering Ltd can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid legal permit or right to work in the United Kingdom. Potential candidates who do not have this right or permit, or are pending an application to obtain this right or permit should not apply as your details will not be processed

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