Accounts Assistant - (Maternity Cover) - Bedfordshire

Consultant
Joshua Lloyd-Jones
Date Posted
31 Jan 2020
Work Type
Full Time
Start
March 2020
2130
Contract
Engineering
18 Month(s)
£30,000 Per Annum

A Bedfordshire based global engineering solutions company is seeking the skills of an experienced Accounts Assistant to come into the company and join the Finance Team on a 18 month maternity cover contract.

The Accounts Assistant will be a key member of the Finance Team and ensure that all aspects of the day to day accounting tasks including accounts payable are performed accurately and in a commercially effective and timely way.

Main Responsibilities

Accounts Payable Tasks:

  • Process purchase invoices.
  • Reconcile supplier accounts.
  • Reconcile the inter-company account.
  • First authorisation for Supplier payments.

Other Day to Day Accounting Tasks:

  • Posting bank payments not automatically generated by the accounting system.
  • Reconciling the bank account daily.
  • Preparing weekly updated analysis of the debtor's report for the credit controller.
  • Updating Cognos for the daily and weekly reporting.
  • Management of any other issues that may come to light as a result of daily business activities that require support/resolution.

Month End Assistance:

  • Monthly update of the Fixed Assets file.
  • Prepayments and Accruals.
  • Aged Creditor reports, analysis and reconciliation.
  • Inter-company Reconciliation including resolving queries and obtaining statements.
  • Process general journal entries.
  • Responsible for various reports e.g. Legal spend submission.
  • Uploading balances into Cognos using the group upload file.
  • Preparing sales, margin and cost reports.
  • Preparing Reconciliation sheets from final balances.

Assistance with Compliance matters:

  • Preparing quarterly VAT returns.
  • Intrastat Submissions.
  • Audit & Tax information and requests.

Group Reporting Requirements:

  • To ensure all relevant information and controls are maintained in line with group policy and appropriate approvals are obtained.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience at Accounts Assistant and/or Accounts Payable level required.
  • A finance, accounts or relevant qualification beneficial or working towards e.g. AAT.
  • Someone who can build good relationships with the suppliers as well as the wider business.
  • Someone who is prepared to put in the hours necessary to meet deliverable targets or at key reporting times.
  • Strong support work ethic.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Able to consider the wider implications of decisions.
  • Strong character who is willing to challenge where necessary in order to ensure compliance with policies/procedures.
  • Team player who is comfortable working in a small team environment and also as part of a wider group structure.
  • Needs to be 'hands-on' with transactional processing.
  • IT literate.

Leadership Behaviours:

  • A passion for continuous learning and development.
  • Excellent and proven interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Intellectual strength and a high level of drive and personal commitment.
  • Working well under pressure, and engaging at all levels of the organisation both internally and externally.
  • Ability to make and accept challenges positively and debate confidently.
  • Credible with peers and able to demonstrate added value.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving, a driver of continuous improvement.
  • Able to work across the organisation globally and with cultural sensitivity.
  • Good business acumen, ability to interpret financial data and make well informed sound business decisions.
  • Determined to overcome unexpected obstacles to get to the right solution.
  • Deliver on promises, do what he/she says they will do, when they say they will do it.
  • High degree of integrity, always prepared to do the right thing.
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