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Accounts Assistant

Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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About Broughton
Broughton is a group of companies which offer a fully integrated scientific and regulatory consultancy. This is combined with comprehensive laboratory services across the global nicotine, cannabinoids, and pharmaceuticals industries. We are on a mission to help our clients deliver life-enhancing products to market by providing the most trusted integrated services in the world.
About this role
The Accounts Assistant role will support the Broughton Finance team in ensuring that financial transactions are recorded timely and accurately, working closely with the Finance Manager and other teams in commercial, operations and business support.
Responsibilities / Objectives
* Ensure financial transactions are recorded timely and accurately
* Maintain Laboratory operations activities and records for reporting and invoicing
* Ensure trading partners records are processed and paid on time
* Assist in the month end reporting requirements
* Provide information to third parties as and when required
Key tasks
* Raise sales invoices using Xero accounting software
* Reconcile the credit card statements on a monthly basis.
* Complete the monthly Xero v Sales Log Reconciliation
* Matching supplier invoices to approved and receipted purchase orders, using Xero, enabling payments to be made when due
* Daily sales invoice data entry for laboratory activities to the finance system and sales log
* Reconciliation of supplier statements, ensuring costs are accounted for and captured in the correct accounting period for reporting deadlines
* Reconciliation of bank statements
* Assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of financial reports and month end information.
* Assist with internal and external financial audits.
* Proactively manage potential problem debts and identify reasons for non-payment and escalate as appropriate.
* Work with the Finance Manager to monitor credit limits and take appropriate action if exceeded.
* Ensure the credit account application (CAA) process is in place for all new clients.
* Add new clients to the credit reference agency, including monitoring clients credit status, providing updates to the team as and when required.
* Credit control activities to ensure timely payments from clients
* Produce and send monthly account statements to clients via Xero, as well as periodic status reports as and when required.
* Perform other duties as required by the company and act always in the best interests of the company.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
GCSE English & Maths or equivalent
Key skills and attributes
Experience of working in a financial admin role
Knowledge of the Industry outlined above
Good communication skills, verbal and written
Fundamental accounting
Excellent attention to detail
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft excel
Good IT skills, working knowledge of Microsoft applications
Hands on experience of Xero accounting software
Organised and able to prioritise work
Salary and benefits
Salary £18,000 to £22,000 depending on experience.
Broughton Day a fixed day off every 3 weeks which equates to approx.17 days leave per year.
Holidays 20 days, increasing 1 day per year up to 25 days.
Pension Auto-enrolment pension
Annual bonus £1,200 based on company / personal performance
Life Insurance 2 x death in service benefit
Health Care Health cash plan
Long term sick insurance
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