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Senior Accounts Assistant

Stockton-On-Tees, County Durham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Accountancy are delighted to be representing a locally recognised warehousing and distribution company, who are seeking a detail-oriented and deadline-driven Senior Accounts Assistant to join their small but friendly team.In this role you will have full responsible for all data entry within the accounts department. This includes but is not limited to the Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, and Credit Control. The successful candidate will show a genuine passion to progress in their career in Finance and will demonstrate a desire to learn in a practical environment. This is an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to join a growing company and gain a vast level of exposure to the accounts.

Responsibilities and duties:
  • Process weekly, monthly and sundry invoices, ensure invoices are completed in line with laid down deadlines.
  • Dealing with internal invoice queries, including liaising with other departments and issue and allocation of credits to sales ledger.
  • Ensuring debtors are contacted twice weekly and debtors report is kept up to date for regular reviews with the Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Issue of statements to customers.
  • Posting purchase invoices and processing monthly supplier payment runs.
  • Checking haulage invoice charges are correct and posting invoices, ensuring all costs are linked to the correct transport jobs.
  • Completion of daily banking activity spreadsheet, including accessing online banking system to set up payments and transfers.
  • Updating cash book on a daily basis with receipts, transfers and payments, and posting transactions to sage at month end.
  • Process monthly payroll, including pensions and RTI submissions.
  • Completion of monthly bank reconciliation for the Finance and Administration Managers attention.
  • Completion of monthly reconciliations, including PAYE, AOE, pensions, salaries, debtors and creditors, for the Finance and Administration Managers attention.
  • Account mailbox management, including assisting with reconciling supplier statements, customer remittances and matching purchase invoices to purchase order paperwork.
  • Assisting the Finance and Administration Manager with month end routines, including posting monthly journals to Sage.
  • Updating fixed asset register and posting depreciation, additions and disposal journals to sage.
  • Job profit reporting, including raising any issues to the Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Working with the Finance and Administration Manager to implement system improvements and efficiencies.
  • Working with the Finance and Administration Manager to improve reporting automation.

Accuracy is paramount in this role as you will have sole responsibility of ensuring all data is entered correctly and well within line of strict deadlines, so ability to take ownership and work under pressure is essential. Proficiency in Sage 200 is also highly preferable, along with strong data entry skills with an eye for detail.

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