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.
. 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.
. 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.