Finance Assistant

Kerr Recruitment
Sherborne, UK
Closing date
7 Nov 2020

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Finance Assistant

Permanent - Full Time


£25-£28K + Benefits

Kerr Recruitment is operating on behalf of our client, a medium size company, is seeking to appoint a Finance Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for bookkeeping and accounting support in the retail sector.

Working hours: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Preparing bank accounts, customer payment systems, suppliers, stock, sales commissions reconciliation.
Managing the bookkeeping entry task and ensure all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT applied correctly.
Managing the sales ledger, sales invoicing system and accounts receivable processing.
Managing the purchase ledger, invoices, company credit card and expense claim processing.
Preparing weekly reports advising the current position regarding cash availability, debtors and creditors as well as payments to suppliers.
Creating payment runs for approved payments
Maintaining all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts
Assisting with the preparation of EC Sales Lists and VAT returns
Assisting with the preparation of the statutory accounts with supporting year end audit files
Perform other projects and work-related duties as assigned.

Ideal candidate would have:

Must be AAT qualified
5 or more years' experience within practice or in retail industry
Previous experience in EC Sales, VAT and accounts management
The candidate should have excellent IT skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office
Previous experience of using Xero accounting software would be advantageous
Ability to prioritise their own workload, be able to co-operate with others in a close team environment, be numerate and be able to use independent judgment.

Closing Date: 30/10/2020

Please note:

We accept spontaneous applications via email - do not hesitate to send us your CV, stating what kind of role you would be looking for.
Please do not hesitate to regularly have a look at the Kerr Recruitment website for an overview of all our vacancies.
Kerr Recruitment are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.
Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.
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