Accounts Assistant

Recruiter
Evi Group
Location
Harrow
Posted
27 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Accounts Assistant Location: Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BE Hours: Hours of work – 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Salary: Salary – £27,000-30,000 per annum Holidays: 20 per year (increasing annually to a maximum of 25 days after 5 years) plus 8 Bank holidays Statutory Pension (On completion of probationary period Our client is a first-class provider of integrated Security, Fire and TV & Data Solutions. It has experienced significant growth over the past 18 months and is now looking for a highly competent Accounts Assistant to join their ambitious and dynamic team at a very critical point in its evolution. This is an ideal role for an individual looking to develop their career in a vibrant and growing business, committed, to giving its customers and staff a 5-star experience. In line with their continued success, our client is currently looking for an Accounts Assistant to support the Finance Director in the smooth running of the Finance Department and to work with them to ensure the finance function delivers what is required of it by the business. The role includes responsibility for maintaining the Purchase Ledger, reconciling cashbooks, preparing and posting accruals, prepayments and other month end journals, updating monthly supporting schedules, reconciling balance sheet accounts, preparing VAT returns, entering job costing budgets using data handed over by Sales, and assisting in other aspects of financial/management accounts such as budgets and analysis of expenditure. Responsibilities Include: •Ensure the Purchase Ledger is accurate, up to date and any discrepancies investigated and dealt with promptly. •Post all purchase invoices ensuring each is authorised, coded, costed and matched to purchase orders in Pegasus Opera 3 in an accurate and timely manner. •Ensure adherence to the Company's Purchase Order process. •Process BACS payment runs to pay suppliers in accordance with payment terms. •Arranging online bank payments and transfers between accounts. •Post transactions outside of the Sales and Purchase Ledgers within the Cash Book, ensuring all transactions are recorded on a timely basis and are posted before the month-end close, and ensuring that cut off procedures are adhered to. •Preparation and posting of accruals, prepayments and other month end journals. •Detailed checking of batches of purchase invoices and expense claims and identifying purchases / sales of fixed assets, prepayments and accruals for management accounts purposes. •Reconcile VAT return to VAT control account on a monthly basis. •Enter job costing budgets using data handed over by Sales. •Administer any changes to job budgets arising from variations or contract amendments. •Assist in monitoring project job profitability. •Assist in marking job budgets as completed upon completion of works. •Record fixed asset acquisitions and disposals and assist with the application of appropriate controls. •Maintain Fixed Assets register and calculation of monthly depreciation charge. •Assist with the management of the financial coding structure including creation of new ledger codes. Experience/Qualifications •At least 3 years Purchase Ledger experience. •Basic double entry and accounting principles knowledge. •Knowledge of VAT rules. •Excellent IT literacy, specifically Microsoft Office Suite and in particular Microsoft Excel at an intermediate level. •Proficient with financial accounting systems. •High standard of written and verbal English. •Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and establish effective working relationships at all levels with colleagues and senior financial and non-financial managers. •Ability to work independently as well as within a team. •Ability to identify and communicate potential problems and suggest workable solutions. •Working knowledge of Pegasus Opera 3. If you’re the ideal candidate our client is looking for, send your CV by clicking the APPLY button. Keywords: Accounts Assistant, Accounts, Pegasus Opera, Accountancy, Finance, Accounts Administration Accounts and Office/Accounts Manager/Accounts Administrator/SAGE Line 50/Purchase Ledger

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