Accounts Assistant

Location Stockton-on-Tees
Discipline: Finance, Commercial
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + +Hybrid + Benefits
Contact name: Matthew Ager

Job ref: 11285.2
Published: 20 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

STOCKTON ON TEES

HYBRID AFTER 3 MONTHS (3 DAYS OFFICE/2 DAYS HOME)

£24,000 to £28,000 + BENEFITS

THE COMPANY:

We're proud to be exclusively recruiting on behalf of a highly successful and forward-thinking company that is looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to join the team.

As an Accounts Assistant, you'll be reporting to the Head of Finance and be responsible for a mix of Credit Control and broader Finance tasks such as Purchase Ledger, Bank Reconciliation, Payments, setting up Customer Accounts, Credit Checks and Month End Activities.

This is a great opportunity for a driven individual who is undertaking AAT Level 2 or 3, and has 1 year + experience in a broader finance role. Exceptional candidates who haven't undertaken AAT Qualifications will be considered.

THE ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT ROLE:

  • Providing cover for other finance or administration duties as required
  • Reporting to the Head of Finance, you'll be working in a small team of 3 people with a mixed responsibility for day-to-day transactional finance tasks (50% of the role) and acting as the sole Credit Controller (50% of the role)
  • Generating Sales Invoices and sending to clients, coordinating queries
  • Contacting businesses to tactfully collect due and overdue Invoices/debts from organisations ranging from SMEs to Large Corporates. Producing Ad-hoc Sales Invoices as and when required
  • Manging invoice queries and liaising with the Sales team to enable them to resolve within a timely manner.
  • Monitoring the Sales Ledger and identifying accounts with doubtful debts and once collection efforts have been exhausted, escalating to the Director for action.
  • Conducting Daily bank reconciliations, logging debtor payments and ensuring the accounts system matches the bank.
  • Setting up new customer accounts, conducting credit checks and applying approved limits. Monitoring accounts to ensure credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Conducting ad-hoc customer account reconciliation to handle discrepancies.
  • Assisting with creation of Journal entries for accruals and prepayments as and when required.

THE PERSON:

  • Must have experience within an Accounts Assistant role, or similar position, such as Finance Assistant, Accounts Clerk, Finance Clerk or Assistant Accountant
  • Any experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Ideally with an AAT Level 2 or AAT Level 3, however, exceptional candidates without will be considered.
  • Experience of Credit Control, Purchase Ledger, Bank Reconciliation and Payment Preparation
  • Able to add Journal entries for accruals and prepayments.
  • Confident around systems, strong communication skills and a 'can do' attitude is essential.
  • Competent with MS Excel

TO APPLY:

Please send your CV for the Accounts Assistant position via the advert for immediate consideration.

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