Accounts Assistant

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Due to growth, we are looking to recruit an experienced Accounts Assistant for a global manufacturer based in Northampton.

This will be a varied role, encompassing all the accounts processing functions for the UK and overseas.

Responsibilities include:

Purchase Ledger
. To maintain and reconcile the creditors ledgers, including the matching and processing of supplier invoices in the manufacturing system, ensuring VAT is recorded appropriately.
. Liaising with suppliers regarding invoice queries and payments, in an effective timely manner and ensuring deadlines are achieved.
. Prepare multi-currency payment runs for authorisation; ensuring suppliers are paid in a timely manner.
. Reconcile and revalue the multi-currency trade creditors ledger, based on month end closing exchange rates.
. Ensure that all records are processed and maintained in adherence with the company’s financial controls, policies, procedures and accounting standards.

Sales Ledger
. To maintain and reconcile the debtors ledgers, including the processing and allocation of cash receipts to customer accounts, accurately and in a timely manner.
. To claim on a daily basis, the revenue for the prior day’s sales from our invoice financing facility, and reconcile the invoice financing debtors ledgers.
. Reconcile and revalue the multi-currency Debtors ledger, based on month end closing exchange rates.
. Confirm and agree month end balances with subsidiary and group companies Banking.
. Ensure all bank transactions are processed accurately in accordance with the company policies and procedures into the financial system, and a full reconciliation is completed weekly.

. To ensure all VAT records are accurate and coded appropriately.
. To ensure all payroll related payments are processed for authorisation in line with defined deadlines.
. To control both financial and non-financial inputs to the management accounts, including all ledger entries, to ensure they are accurate and have integrity.
. Balance sheet reconciliations, highlighting any discrepancies.
. To assist with accurate accruals and prepayments, and variance analysis.
. To support in the development and improvement of IT / Financial systems and processes.
. To assist the Financial Controller by providing information to enable the creation of budgets and financial forecasts.

Essential Experience and Qualities:

. Previous experience working within accounts in a similar role.
. Studying towards an accounting qualification e.g. AAT, or has the desire and drive to do so.
. Be able to demonstrate good to advanced Excel skills.
. Able to multitask while maintaining priorities and meeting deadlines – can handle a large and varied workload, and has an eye for detail.
. Good problem solving skills.
. The ability to work as part of a team, in achieving team objectives through working together.

Desirable Experience and Qualities:

. High level of drive, an inquisitive mind and the ability to challenge and continuously improve processes and ways of working.
. Able to apply accounting theory in appropriate business context.
. Able to articulate issues with clarity and conviction.
. Sets themselves high standards and is active and energetic in pursuit of accuracy and excellence.

Disclaimer - FRS strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to treating all applicants alike. FRS does not treat any individual on grounds of sex, age, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or membership or non-membership of a trade union, less favourably than others. All vacancies advertised are open to all ages.