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Accounts Assistant

Countrywide Tax and Trust
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you want to work for a company that's not afraid to stand out from the crowd, then being a part of the Countrywide Group is for you.
A career with Countrywide Tax & Trust Corporation Ltd provides you with the opportunity to develop your existing skills and learn new ones. As a company we are ever evolving which means more career opportunities for our employee's.
Countrywide Tax and Trust Corporation Ltd has been established 17 years and we offer advice in all aspects of Estate Planning and Asset Protection.
Summary of Key Responsibilities and Role
This is a very busy and varied role assisting the Company Accountant with day-to-day accounting duties to ensure the efficient running of the Accounts Department.
Principal Responsibilities
* Providing assistance to the Company accountant.
* Basic office duties, which include scanning, filing, answering phones, processing mail, handling emails, and dealing with queries and resolving them in a timely manner.
* Processing incoming payments against Advisor orders (Marking up all the payments that come in against the orders). Processing incoming payments against invoices (letting staff know invoice has been paid).
* Post incoming receipts for Credit/Debit Cards to SAGE.Post incoming receipts for Cheques to SAGE - complete daily banking spreadsheet for postal banking. Post incoming receipts for BACS to SAGE.
* Liaising with Advisors, and dealing with queries by telephone and email (Order queries, payment queries etc.).
* Processing Direct Debits and raising invoices. Producing receipts.
* Raising Cheque payments and dealing with the petty cash.Some purchase Ledger, not credit control.
* Posting Company Credit Cards.
* Timesheets - collating Staff overtime sheets/commissions bonus.
* Reconciliations and Suspense Account.
* Make appropriate recommendations for service improvement.
* Undertake any other appropriate duties as may be required.
* Attend and complete relevant training.
* Co-operate with and take part in the business's appraisal process.
* Demonstrate support for the business's development and values.
Key Knowledge & Required Skills
* You must have a background in accounts with a good knowledge of basic principles.
* IT literature with good knowledge of MS Office and Sage 50.
* You must be able to work efficiently & accurately whilst multitasking and remaining positive & motivated.
* You must have excellent administrative skills and attention to detail.
* Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage others' workloads.
* Ability to work as a member of a team.
* Ability to solve problems, make reasoned judgements and take decisions.
* Reliability, integrity, and discretion.
Experience Required
* You must be a competent SAGE user with excellent excel skills.
* Must have 2+ years' experience working within an accounts department, plus you must have an understanding of bookkeeping.
* It would be an advantage if you had some understanding of MS access.
* Experience with working with the banking system.
* Self-motivated, proactive, and friendly team player.
* Flexible individual who is able to respect and support others within the team.
* Commitment and loyalty to the organisation's values & mission
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