Graduate - Accounts Assistant

20000.00 - 21000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Portfolio Credit Control are working with a well-established organisation based south-west of Manchester, looking to take on an entry-level Accounts Assistant. This is a fundamental role where the relevant candidate will fit into a well-established team. The role will be best suited to someone who has a finance relatable degree and ideally some form of work experience or industry exposure.

Role & Responsibilities

Responsible for managing all aspects of the Sterling, Euro and Dollar Purchase Ledger;
Recording and processing purchase invoices accurately and ensuring all invoices are correctly authorised;
Responsible for carrying out monthly supplier statement reconciliations prior to payment;
Producing two supplier payment runs a month and setting up on internet banking for approval by Finance Director;
Processing daily sales invoices, uploading on to accounting system and factors accounts and producing daily sales reports distributed across the business;
Responsible for posting cash to the Purchase and Sales Ledger and carry out month end reconciliations;
Processing new customer applications, requesting changes in credit limits and updating customer details with the Factoring company;
Preparing daily bank reconciliations across all bank accounts and receipts and payments are correctly recorded and allocated;
Responsible for managing the Sterling petty cash and processing transactions on the accounting system;
Checking of carriage invoices to quotes prior to authorisation;
Processing debit/credit card payments from customers;
Submitting monthly Intrastat arrivals;
Preparing weekly payroll from wages sheets provided using Sage Payroll system and setting up on internet banking for approval by Finance Director;
Main point of contact with suppliers in terms of dealing with queries and requests and maintaining accurate details of existing suppliers;
Work within guidelines and report to the Finance Director on outstanding issues;
Use initiative and imagination to achieve results;
Handle queries and resolves problems within company guidelines and policy;
Suggesting improvements to systems or methods of working;
Covering other duties in the department as required;
Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by ManagementSkills & Attributes

Strong communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good relationships;
Excellent attention to detail and reconciliation of supplier accounts, capable of identifying and resolving wider issues;
Genuine enthusiasm for providing a high standard of customer service and an ability to promote a positive attitude within a Finance team of four;
Well organised with an ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands effectively;
Prior experience of Sage Line 50 accounting package is desirable but not essential;

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