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Accounts Assistant

RK Accountancy, Finance and Business Support
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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A established manufacturing company is looking for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to join a small and friendly finance team.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the Sterling, Euro and Dollar Purchase Ledger;
  • Recording and processing purchase invoices accurately and ensuring all invoices are correctly authorised;
  • Responsible for carrying out monthly supplier statement reconciliations prior to payment;
  • Producing two supplier payment runs a month and setting up on internet banking for approval by Finance Director;
  • Processing daily sales invoices, uploading on to accounting system and factors accounts and producing daily sales reports distributed across the business;
  • Responsible for posting cash to the Purchase and Sales Ledger and carry out month end reconciliations;
  • Processing new customer applications, requesting changes in credit limits and updating customer details with the Factoring company;
  • Preparing daily bank reconciliations across all bank accounts and receipts and payments are correctly recorded and allocated;
  • Responsible for managing the Sterling petty cash and processing transactions on the accounting system;
  • Checking of carriage invoices to quotes prior to authorisation;
  • Processing debit/credit card payments from customers;
  • Submitting monthly Intrastat arrivals;
  • Preparing weekly payroll from wages sheets provided using Sage Payroll system and setting up on internet banking for approval by Finance Director;
  • Main point of contact with suppliers in terms of dealing with queries and requests and maintaining accurate details of existing suppliers;
  • Work within guidelines and report to the Finance Director on outstanding issues;
  • Use initiative and imagination to achieve results;
  • Handle queries and resolves problems within company guidelines and policy;
  • Suggesting improvements to systems or methods of working;
  • Covering other duties in the department as required;
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by Management

Skills & Attributes
  • Strong communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good relationships;
  • Excellent attention to detail and reconciliation of supplier accounts, capable of identifying and resolving wider issues;
  • Genuine enthusiasm for providing a high standard of customer service and an ability to promote a positive attitude within a Finance team of four;
  • Well organised with an ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands effectively;
  • Prior experience of Sage Line 50 accounting package is desirable but not essential;

Please contact Mike Otter at RK Accountancy for a confidential discussion about this opportunity or submit your CV for immediate consideration.

As a recruitment specialist with over 22 years of local experience, I work closely with each Client and Candidate to understand each of their personal requirements. Should this position not fit your criteria as a Candidate, but you are seeking a new opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a thorough and confidential discussion on future roles and opportunities your new employer.
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