Assistant Accountant - 3-6m Temp/FTC to Perm

Posted 13 March 2023
Salary £28000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits: Temp to Perm
Discipline Transactional & Part Qualified
Contact NameHarriett Busby

Job description

Axon Moore are working with a privately owned engineering company to recruit an Assistant Accountant on a 3-6 month temp or FTC basis. This role could go permanent for the right person.

The role looks after the Sales and Purchase Ledger in their entirety as well as the general finance duties around bank reconciliations and VAT returns. We are looking for someone ambitious and wanting to learn and progress as this role could turn permanent. There is scope to get involved with more in the future.

Salary and benefits:

Salary - £28,000 - £32,000, 23 days holiday plus banks, 5% pension, free parking on-site, 37.5 hour week based on 8-4 hours with 30m lunch. This role is in the office 5 days.

Responsibilities include:

Credit Control & Sales Ledger
  • Working successfully to targets for cash collection and Debtor Days Outstanding
  • Chasing payments by telephone and email
  • Posting payments and allocating to customer’s account
  • Operating the invoice discounting and associated reconciliations
  • Responsible for opening new customer accounts, credit checks and setting credit limits – putting customers on stop/lifting off stop
  • Assessing ongoing credit availability for existing customers
  • Resolving queries with customers and internal departments
  • Raising credit notes as required
  • Collating account history/documentation for solicitors as required in event of default
Purchase Ledger
  • Matching purchase orders to GRN/invoices and checking nominal codes
  • Posting supplier invoices and payments
  • Dealing with supplier queries
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Bank reconciliations - reconcile cashbook in GBP and EURO
  • Processing monthly expenses for all staff
  • VAT returns and Intrastat reporting
  • Posting of Nominal Ledger journals
  • Assisting with Balance Sheet Control Account Reconciliations
  • Operating weekly Perpetual Inventory checks
  • Supporting Financial Controller with ad hoc duties and reporting
Experience & Skill Requirements:
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • AAT qualification would be beneficial but not essential
  • Basic knowledge of excel - vlookups, pivot tables etc would be beneficial
  • Preferable to have experience of using Syspro would be beneficial
  • Experience covering a varied role
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate accuracy and pay attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills – approachable and down to earth with good communication skills

If you would like to hear more about this role, please get in touch with Harriett Busby at Axon Moore