Accounts Assistant

Blaenau Gwent, UK
19 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The job in a nutshell

Please note this role is for a 12 Month FTC.

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of sales and purchases within the finance department, reconciling sales data, ensuring company debts are collected and liabilities are paid within agreed terms.

Skills and experience you'll need to have

* Holds or working towards an AAT (or equivalent) qualification or experience in a similar role

* Good understanding of accountancy and double-entry book-keeping

* Strong attention to detail

* Previous experience of working in a finance function

* Experience of performing detailed reconciliations of financial information

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

* Ability to interrogate data quickly and accurately

What you'll be responsible for

* Completes petty cash and bank reconciliations

* Manages the fixed asset register ensuring the monthly depreciation charge is accurate and timely, ensuring that the register is kept accurate and up to date and in line with Company policy

* Records and reconciles sales data received from Partners to ensure accurate and timely raising of sales invoices

* Collects debt within agreed terms using suitable methods e.g. telephone and e-mail

* Provides management information on credit control KPI's to the Group Financial Controller

* Issues Purchase Orders

* Ensures creditors are paid within agreed terms

* Experience of accounting for VAT and an understanding of VAT status for different types of transactions

Who you'll be working with

You will have the opportunity to interact with people from across the business, including;

* Entire finance team - support and knowledge share

* Business Stakeholders - liaises with on work items

* Work with external partners and suppliers to ensure that credit control and payments are within agreed terms

* Liaise with the commercial team to ensure the accurate and timely operation of the sales invoicing process

* Interact with all employees in the operation of personal expenses and purchase order processes

About us

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GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn't relate to your ability to perform the role.


GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

Flexible working hours


25 days holidays plus bank holidays

Birthday day off

Death in service

Matched pension (up to 6%)

Private medical cover

Buy and sell holiday options

Extra holidays for length of service

Share save scheme

Enhanced maternity and paternity policies

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