Accounts Assistant

  • Location
    Dudley, West Midlands
  • Salary
    £ 24000 - £ 25000 / Year
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accounts Assistant
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference

Accounts Assistant

Overview and purpose

To assist the finance department across all functions, working on both Accounts receivable Accounts payable and monthly accounts where required.

Reporting to

Group Financial Controller

Key Duties

  • Proactive chasing of outstanding accounts.

  • Maintaining customer credit limits, ensuring all accounts are maintained within these.

  • Reduction of debtors in line with targets and assisting with management of credit insurance policy

  • Building of internal relationships with colleagues across the group and building relationships externally with customers and maintaining these.

  • Manage relationship and audits of banks who fund the debtor ledgers

  • Posting of cash

  • Process Card payments from customers and to provide information and support for cash forecasting.

  • Opening of new accounts and reviewing of credit applications

  • Provide management cover for the Group Credit Control Manager as and when required

  • Review and action Sales Orders which are held and liaise with Sales Teams

  • Maintain complete purchase ledger process including placing orders and processing invoices.

  • Reconciliation of purchase ledgers to general accounts ledger and preparation of VAT returns and reconciliation to general ledger.

  • Processing of cash book payments to suppliers.

  • Processing of receipts in the cashbook and reconciliation to bank transfers from Credit Card Company.

  • Processing of fixed asset journals (depreciation) for monthly accounts and processing of standard journals for monthly accounts

  • Processing of transactions within the General ledger to final trial balance status.

  • Assist in process and analysis of daily expenses and preparation of the electronic cash book

  • Provide support to the Financial accountant/Group Credit Manager

  • Preparation of bank reconciliations in compliance with company timetables.

  • Support development of automatic expense processing.

  • Provide full analysis of petty cash and expenses to support the tax calculation for the auditors.

Person specification:

  • Experienced accounts person with a wide knowledge of all aspects of finance

  • Highly pro-active approach and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • People management skills & relationship builder

  • Computer literature including Microsoft packages, minimum intermediate level Excel

The above role is based on a permanent full-time basis with an ASAP start. Full time. If you are interested, please apply directly through the advert or call Georgia on 01384 456782.

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Please apply with your CV to: Georgia Taylor