Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper

Posted 11 May 2022
Salary£25000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits
LocationChester
DisciplineTransactional & Part Qualified
ReferenceLB/6027/AA
Contact NameLouise Briggs

Job description

Outstanding Axon Moore exclusive opportunity to join a highly regarded Property business as an Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper, based in the Chester area.  

Appointed on a permanent basis, you will be reporting to their Senior Finance Manager and your role will cover the following:
  • Assisting and supporting the Treasury function in administration, reporting and liquidity management.
  • Financial reporting.
Key responsibilities

Treasury
  • Arrange payments and transactions. Liaising with key banking contacts
  • Preparation of monthly Treasury report
  • Preparation of monthly deposit movements within specified capacity limits
  • Responsibility for all record keeping – both paper and virtual
  • First point of contact for queries from the business, finance team or external counter parts
  • Responsible for ensuring the online Treasury system reflects up to date information
  • Input of bank transfers onto electronic banking system
  • Assist with opening new bank accounts including obtaining compliance documentation as required
  • Maintain templates for control sheets, bank transfers and other key documents
  • Documentation, constant review, and improvement of all processes
  • Liaison with Group Treasury team
Reporting
  • Preparation and posting of monthly cashbooks
  • Assisting with the preparation of annual audited accounts and supporting working papers
  • Assisting with the preparation of consolidated quarterly management accounts and budgets
  • Preparation of monthly cash flows and to assist the finance manager in making decisions on future cash flow requirements
  • Preparation of specified sections of consolidated management accounts and budget reporting pack
  • Responsible for regular general ledger maintenance
  • Assisting with implementing changes to; accounts, management accounts and budget working papers
  • Preparation of quarterly and budget valuations for internal investments
  • Raising payment requests and ensuring all payments made on time
General

-   Provide assistance to colleagues in the finance team as required. Tasks may include reconciliations, preparing journals, and liaising with external third parties. Provide a helpful, friendly and efficient service.
-   Address problems and issues as they occur; escalating to line manager if and when necessary
-   Continuously develop and improve yourself and the way you work
-   Cover for MasterCard queries
-   Undertake ad-hoc projects and assignments as required

Essential skills and attributes:

Qualifications

- Good academic qualifications (A-levels and A* - C in English and Mathematics at GCSE)
- AAT qualification preferred but not essential

Experience

- Preference is to have worked in a finance/treasury environment or role

Skills

- Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
- Able to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Confident using excel and large quantities of data
- Strong numeracy
- Attention to detail and dedication to providing quality, error free work
- A desire and ability to learn is essential 

In return you will benefit from a salary of £25,000, fantastic pension, 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) rising with length of service, plus more! This really is a rare opportunity not to be missed. You will have the option of hybrid working, and whilst working in the office, it will be out of their truly stunning offices. Please apply now for immediate consideration.