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Accounts Assistant


Additional Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Location: Huntingdon
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Hamera
Category: Accountancy Jobs
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Account Assistant - Godmanchester

Salary - £25k - £30k (flexibility on salary for the right candidate) + Benefits

The Client

The company are a leading firm who provides complementary expertise and knowledge to accelerate the translation of research into products.

Our client has an interest in a huge range of novel technologies and actively works with partners to develop the potential for these technologies into marketable solutions.

Our client are looking for an Account Assistant to support the Finance Team in processing accounting information, specifically the purchase ledger, bank, sales and fixed asset register.

The Role

Purchase Ledger

Process all purchase invoices and employee expense forms in a timely manner, ensuring coding and approval of invoices is in accordance with company compliance and control policies and procedures.

Prepare and process twice-monthly payment run reports, updating all the payments to the ledger in a timely manner.

Reconcile supplier statements to aged creditor reports within the accounting system and resolve any issues.

Maintain the purchase ledger database for current suppliers' contact details and add new suppliers as required.

Maintain a purchase ledger filing system that is easily accessible to the finance team.

Maintain the archiving records of purchase ledger records.

Detailed analytical review of the purchase ledger to ensure its reconciliation and accuracy.

Raise purchase orders as required.

Administer the central finance email inbox.

Timely identification and resolution of queries involving phone or written communication with internal team or external suppliers.

VAT Reporting

Complete VAT returns for all Group companies.

Complete Intrastat returns for all Group companies.

Complete EC Sales List for all CDT Group companies.

Month End and Other Activities

Processing, maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the bank account postings on SUN Systems.

Cash Reporting and Forecasting.

Raise and process sales invoices and credit control.

Manage and maintain the Fixed Asset Register, recording additions, disposals and depreciation charges

Manage Petty Cash - sterling and other currencies plus ordering and processing of foreign currency advances.

Administer Capital Expenditure Request transactions and associated Purchase Order processing.

Updating Royalty and Licensee information.

Assistance with internal and external company audits.

Assist the Finance Department in the achievement of its daily, weekly, monthly and annual objectives and any other duties within the company as required.

Propose update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in appropriate areas of work.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

Ideally educated to A'level standard but as a minimum to GCSE level with at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English, or NVQ level 2-3 (as appropriate) is required.

Strong experience working within a finance department is required, preferably with experience of working in an Accounts Assistant role involving purchase ledger.

Experience of working in a fast-moving environment such as a hi-tech or R&D organisation would be highly desirable.

Demonstrable experience of real competency in double entry bookkeeping and accounting principles is required, achieved either by relevant experience or via AAT/CIMA/ACCA/ACA professional qualification.

Excellent IT skills, in particular, advanced competency in MS Excel is required.

A demonstrated knowledge of accounting software is required, with previous experience of SUN Systems being desirable.

A demonstrated knowledge and experience of working in a high standard of control environment.

A demonstrable track record of working to tight deadlines in a dynamic, fluid and changing environment.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail. Ability to communicate with people at all levels.

Highly organised with ability to prioritise and multi-task.

Willing and flexible approach, with the ability to work on own initiative.

Experience of working in a customer service oriented department.

Experience of working in a confidential environment with a high level of tact and discretion.

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a dynamic environment where your contribution will earn full recognition and reward.

Prior to applying for this opportunity, please ensure your CV details all relevant experience relevant to the above role.

Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, Additional Resources will be acting in your best interest and may contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or GDPR please contact us.

Additional Resources Ltd is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003

Account Assistant - Godmanchester

Salary - £25k - £30k (flexibility on salary for the right candidate) + Benefits

The Client

The company are a leading firm who provides complementary expertise and knowledge to accelerate the translation of research into products.

Our client has an interest in a huge range of novel technologies and actively works with partners to develop the potential for these technologies into marketable solutions.

Our client are looking for an Account Assistant to support the Finance Team in processing accounting information, specifically the purchase ledger, bank, sales and fixed asset register.

The Role

Purchase Ledger

Process all purchase invoices and employee expense forms in a timely manner, ensuring coding and approval of invoices is in accordance with company compliance and control policies and procedures.

Prepare and process twice-monthly payment run reports, updating all the payments to the ledger in a timely manner.

Reconcile supplier statements to aged creditor reports within the accounting system and resolve any issues.

Maintain the purchase ledger database for current suppliers' contact details and add new suppliers as required.

Maintain a purchase ledger filing system that is easily accessible to the finance team.

Maintain the archiving records of purchase ledger records.

Detailed analytical review of the purchase ledger to ensure its reconciliation and accuracy.

Raise purchase orders as required.

Administer the central finance email inbox.

Timely identification and resolution of queries involving phone or written communication with internal team or external suppliers.

VAT Reporting

Complete VAT returns for all Group companies.

Complete Intrastat returns for all Group companies.

Complete EC Sales List for all CDT Group companies.

Month End and Other Activities

Processing, maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the bank account postings on SUN Systems.

Cash Reporting and Forecasting.

Raise and process sales invoices and credit control.

Manage and maintain the Fixed Asset Register, recording additions, disposals and depreciation charges

Manage Petty Cash - sterling and other currencies plus ordering and processing of foreign currency advances.

Administer Capital Expenditure Request transactions and associated Purchase Order processing.

Updating Royalty and Licensee information.

Assistance with internal and external company audits.

Assist the Finance Department in the achievement of its daily, weekly, monthly and annual objectives and any other duties within the company as required.

Propose update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in appropriate areas of work.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

Ideally educated to A'level standard but as a minimum to GCSE level with at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English, or NVQ level 2-3 (as appropriate) is required.

Strong experience working within a finance department is required, preferably with experience of working in an Accounts Assistant role involving purchase ledger.

Experience of working in a fast-moving environment such as a hi-tech or R&D organisation would be highly desirable.

Demonstrable experience of real competency in double entry bookkeeping and accounting principles is required, achieved either by relevant experience or via AAT/CIMA/ACCA/ACA professional qualification.

Excellent IT skills, in particular, advanced competency in MS Excel is required.

A demonstrated knowledge of accounting software is required, with previous experience of SUN Systems being desirable.

A demonstrated knowledge and experience of working in a high standard of control environment.

A demonstrable track record of working to tight deadlines in a dynamic, fluid and changing environment.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail. Ability to communicate with people at all levels.

Highly organised with ability to prioritise and multi-task.

Willing and flexible approach, with the ability to work on own initiative.

Experience of working in a customer service oriented department.

Experience of working in a confidential environment with a high level of tact and discretion.

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a dynamic environment where your contribution will earn full recognition and reward.

Prior to applying for this opportunity, please ensure your CV details all relevant experience relevant to the above role.

Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, Additional Resources will be acting in your best interest and may contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or GDPR please contact us.

Additional Resources Ltd is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003


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