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Assistant Accounts Coordinator

Chester Zoo
Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Accounts Coordinator Permanent, full-time position
We are Chester Zoo, and for over 90 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction. We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out. We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and despite all the recent challenges thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Accounts Coordinator to join us in our Finance team.

The Role

As an Assistant Accounts Coordinator you will:

Process purchase invoices - receive, check and process all supplier invoices and record details accurately in the purchase ledger.
Set up suppliers - process new supplier forms in line with policies ensuring all information is captured and vendor cards are up to date.
Complete monthly supplier reconciliations to keep ledgers up to date.
Produce sales ledger invoices after checking the information provided by the requester.
Answer queries in person, by email and on the telephone from suppliers and customers and staff from other departments to provide an effective and efficient service.
Using the Navision/ Business Central and Excel in an efficient way to post, reconcile and assist with the activities of the Accounts department including administration.
Contribute towards any system development and process changes relevant to the role.
Conduct relevant administrative tasks such as scanning, filing and email inbox management.

The Package

40 hours per week, worked Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm
Salary of £23,529.34 per annum (increasing to £24,860.54 per annum from 01/04/2024 in line with our April 2024 pay award).
Staff pass so you can visit the zoo during your time off plus a number of complimentary tickets for your family and friends
Access to healthcare plan
Employee assistance programme
Discounted gym membership
Discounts on cinema tickets, restaurants, high street shops and more via Perks
Pension scheme with generous employer contributions of up to 9%
Excellent training and career progression opportunities

Our Requirements

Have previous administration experience.
Have good organisational skills and a flexible approach.
Be computer literate & competent in the use of Microsoft Office.
Have an eye for detail to accurately record and input data.
Ability to communicate well on the telephone.
Have a good standard of education, including Maths and English.
Keen to learn and develop new skills, ideally in the accounting/finance profession.
Previous experience of Microsoft Dynamics Nav accounting/ Business Central and/or other accounting software would be advantageous but is not essential.

This role is subject to an Experian background check, which will include a basic DBS check, adverse financial check and identification check.

The closing date for applications is 18th February.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for the role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

More About Us

We’re not just an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction that’s home to 20,000 incredible animals. We’re not just the UK’s most popular zoo. We’re a major wildlife charity that’s committed to the recovery of endangered species, globally. And, as the world faces an extinction crisis, we’re making a hugely significant contribution to conservation at a time when it’s needed most. We are Chester Zoo and we prevent extinction.

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