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Accounts Assistant

Gap Personnel
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Assistant

Competitive Salary

Monday - Friday / Days


Our client based in the Wrexham area is currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant to join their team on a permanent basis. As the Accounts Assistant you will provide flexible cover for the accounting functions: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Intercompany, Banking, VAT and Payroll.

Performance Objectives

Accounts Payable:

* Take ownership of the Accounts Payable function ensuring invoices and payments are processed correctly and on time.

* Post all resin invoices within the month to which they relate ensuring the GRNI account is cleared on a monthly basis.

* Process staff expenses and ensure they are paid within agreed timescales.

* Perform high volume data entries and processing, on a daily basis, ensuring invoices are properly authorised, coded and posted onto the system in a timely fashion.

* Carry out statement reconciliations - following up to ensure any missing invoices are requested and received and any queries resolved.

* Pro-actively manage the Aged Payables - ensuring appropriate action is taken to clear overdue item.

* Ensure direct debit invoices are posted on a monthly basis to clear relevant accounts.

* Pro-actively manage the GRNI, making sure invoices are received to clear grn’s in a timely fashion.

Accounts Receivable:

* Raise manual invoices and credit notes on a weekly basis ensuring they have been approved appropriately in the ACR database.

* Assist the Account Managers in setting up new customers by carrying out D&B credit reports.

* Monthly price adjustment corrections.

* Liaise with the Account Managers to ensure any monthly/quarterly/annual price changes are received and uploaded into SAP before the end of the prior month to which they take effect.

* Set up ad-hoc prices throughout the month as required and requested by Customer Services.


* Take ownership of the inter-company function ensuring invoices are posted/raised, inter-company balances agreed, the inter-company matrix is reconciled to meet month end deadlines and balances due to/from companies within the Group are paid/received as due.


* Monitor the bank on a daily basis for any incoming and outgoing payments, ensuring they are posted in SAP.

* Raise manual payments in Citibank as well as any standing orders.

* Monitor FX deals ensuring payments are raised to settle as due.


* Compile and submit the quarterly VAT returns.


* Liaise with Production Admin to ensure all approved overtime sheets are received working day one, reconciled to Lotus Notes and submitted for inclusion in the payroll.

* Liaise with the HR Officer to ensure any required changes to the payroll are implemented, e.g., new starters, leavers, salary increases etc.

* Ensure the payroll provider’s deadlines are met.

* Upload payroll file into Citibank to ensure payment on due date.

Person Specification

* Good IT skills, Microsoft Office - particularly Excel.

* Experience of working in an accounting environment, with some payroll experience an advantage.

* ERP system experience (SAP or similar).

* Attention to detail.

* Working to tight deadlines.

* Ability to work as part of a team.

* Ability to form good relationships with both internal and external customers.

* GSCE Maths and English Grade C or above (Mandatory).

gap personnel group is committed to the selection, recruitment, and development of the best people, basing judgments solely on suitability for the job. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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