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Accounts Assistant

Job description

Job title: Accounts Assistant

Base location: Hybrid role working from our Reading office 2-3 times per week or as and when required

Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week

Reporting line: Financial Controller

Job summary

Seeking a highly motivated candidate with Accounts Payable, Cash Posting and Credit Control experience to join a newly merged business. This exciting role will include helping to:

· take responsibility for a newly established Accounts Payable process;

· implement a controls based working system; and

· help achieve strict reporting deadlines.

Success in these areas will enable the new business to continue its development in its first year as a stand alone group.

The Accounts Assistant will report directly to the FC and work with the wider finance team to provide financial analysis and reporting for internal and board purposes.

Key responsibilities

Accounts Payable

Cash Processing:

Credit Control

Month end

Other duties

· Working with FC to maintaining and quarterly testing of the AP system

· Be the audit lead for Accounts Payable

· Ensure AP policies and process notes are kept up to date

· Working with FC to ensure Group Expenses policy is up to date and liaising with multiple departments across the business to ensure adherence

· Keeping up to date with any policy or organisational changes and ensuring systems and processes reflect these changes

· Assist with the implementation of new systems and the development of existing systems

· Contribution to the implementation and maintenance of financial controls and systems to ensure regulatory compliance

Other ad-hoc duties include providing reports, analysing data, monthly reporting and support to various departments and Finance team

Knowledge & experience

We are looking for candidates with previous experience working in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and who are looking to develop and add value from past experience in a fast growing, private equity backed business.

Some experience of one or more of the following would be beneficial but is not essential:

· working within professional services industry

· experience of multiple group companies

· private equity owned businesses

Skills, abilities & personal qualities

· AAT qualified or QBE with minimum 5 years experience

· The ideal candidate would have prior experience of working in an accounts payable / finance function (min 5 years) and solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable principles

· Able to work independently, prioritising and managing multiple tasks with different stakeholders to meet tight deadlines

· Good team player who is keen to work collaboratively and find solutions

· Enthusiastic, positive and flexible approach to work

· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

· Proficiency in English, written and spoken

· Good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and intermediate level of excel skills including pivots, lookups, charts, data formatting & analysis

· Experience of using mainstream ERP systems - Netsuite would be an advantage

· Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills with the confidence and ability to operate effectively at all levels including third parties and internal Directors

· Ability to identity problems quickly and find suitable resolutions

· Ability to work under pressure maintaining tight deadlines, high concentration levels and keeping up with workflow requirements

· Experience of managing multiple suppliers and vendors across multiple entities

· Understanding of UK VAT codes

· Be pro-active re system or process improvements

· Understand the importance of internal controls

· Experience of annual audits


· A highly competitive base salary of between £30,000 and £35,000 P/A based on experience

· 25 days annual leave

· Hybrid working

· Discretionary annual bonus

· Company pension

· Health & Wellness program

· Health cash plan

· Sick pay

· A fun, positive and friendly work environment

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