Accounts Assistant

Location
England, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
Salary
£21000 - £24000 per annum
Posted
Oct 21, 2019
Closes
Nov 18, 2019
Ref
14055836/001
Contact
Sebastian Hannelly
Sector
Utilities
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified, Part qualified

Local utilities company in Milton Keynes are on the hunt for a progressive candidates to join their team as an Accounts Assistant.

Client Details

Our client are a local utilities company with an excellent representation in the local Milton Keynes market. Growth of their customer base has created the opportunity for a progressive Accounts Assistant to join their team.

Description

Accounts Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Management Accountants in month end processes, including journal preparation, inter company postings on the Finance system and reconciliation of some control accounts.
  • Processing sales ledger invoices, reconciling payments and maintaining clean sales ledgers. This will include closing sales ledgers within 3 working days of month end.
  • Managing daily trade payments, through PayPal, BACS and cheques and assisting with any queries.
  • Importing bank statements into accounting system daily.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Processing purchase ledger invoices and checking back to purchase orders.
  • Liaising with suppliers to request invoices, confirm payments and answer queries.
  • Monitor and maintain our purchase order system, ensuring all spend is authorised in line with purchase orders.
  • Preparing weekly payment runs for suppliers.
  • Setting up bank transactions such as transfers and payments for expense claims and one-off purchases.

Profile

Accounts Assistant Requirements:

  • Good understanding of basic accounting concepts and double entry.
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills i.e Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP and SUMIF formulas.
  • Studying towards a professional accounting qualification, e.g. AAT/ CIMA, or a recent university accounting graduate.
  • Must be a confident speaker to be able to resolve internal and external (supplier) queries.
  • Experience within a similar industry a bonus!

Job Offer

Whats on offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Study Support
  • On site parking
  • Excellent progression opportunities

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