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Accounts Assistant


Department Accounts

Responsible To Accounts Supervisor


Summary of Role

Prepares accounting reports and statements. Posts to and prepares reports from general ledger accounts. Verifies and posts transactions to nominal, purchase and sales ledgers and other records. Prepares statements and invoices and deals with balancing and reconciliation. Involved in making payments, credit control, banking and payroll functions.

Duties & Responsibilities


·         Posts entries in general ledger journals after verifying accuracy of information

·         Prepares special reports from computer printouts and accounting statements

·         Deals with sales and purchase ledger and credit control

·         Producing Credit Control monthly statement runs

·         General banking, which includes client receipts, BACS payments, Bank Reconciliation and client billing

·         Recording and processing credit card payments

·         Weekly wages

·         Register and distribute invoices to relevant departments

·         Raising cheque payments and bank transfers

·         Dealing with internal and external queries as necessary

·         Chasing creditors and issuing letters to bad debtors

·         Credit Card analysis

·         Chase customers for payment by telephone

·         Open new accounts

·         To follow Company policy and guidelines on Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety issues

·         To actively seek to make improvements in the work method

·         To participate in such activities and training as the Company deems necessary

·         To undertake other roles within the Company as and when necessary


Knowledge & Skills Required


·         Fully computer literate with good knowledge of Word, Excel and an industry standard accounts package

·         Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

·         Experienced in accounts procedures

·         Aware of the need for strict levels of confidentiality

·         Excellent telephone skills

·         Strong analytical skills

·         At least 2 years experience in an accounts environment

·         Strong organisational abilities

·         Efficient and capable of working on your own initiative in carrying out your day-to-day tasks with limited need for supervision

·         Skilled at multi-tasking and able to co-ordinate a variety of tasks with varying degrees of complexity throughout the day contributing to the smooth running of the department

·         Friendly, cheerful and adaptable and able to operate well in a team

·         Careful, meticulous and able to work to instruction