Assistant Accountant

Magpie Recruitment
Claremont Park, UK
21 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
As advertised on Radio Jackie Our client based near to Kingston is looking to appoint an Assistant Accountant to assist the Management Accountant with a range of tasks as part of a busy and growing finance department. The Assistant Accountant will help to ensure fast month-end reporting, assist with the accounts receivable process and customer billings, assist accounts payable with administrative tasks and work with an open mindset to take the initiative and develop processes where improvements can be made. The next 12 months will see a change in the finance department as we implement a new ERP system. The accounts assistant will be valuable in the data migration, testing, and training phases of this project. Key Result Areas: 1. Month-end reporting processes: Assist in the production of the monthly management accounts Preparation of monthly intercompany invoices Preparation and posting of monthly journals including, amongst others, prepayments, depreciation Balance sheet reconciliations Profit and cost centre analysis - preparation of dashboards and cost reports; and ensuring accuracy to management figures reported Review with responsible heads of department to ensure financial reports understood/accurate 2. Accounts Receivable for ISL: Raise invoices and keep sales day book accurate and up to date Working with licensing on software and maintenance invoicing Chasing debtors and ensuring prompt collection Clear record of maintenance renewals for invoicing and cash flow purposes 3. Cash & Bank: Responsible for bank account administration including: Preparation of daily cash/other cash movement reports Production of weekly and forward-looking cash flow analysis in particular with reference to the timing of receivables 4. Accounts Payable Assist the accounts payable department with any administrative tasks including filing invoices, coding invoices, entering payment batch, and expense claim processing 5. ERP Implementation: Assist with system testing phase, data migration, any assigned tasks to get new ERP up and running An extra pair of hands to cover accounts payable/receivable tasks during their testing/data migration phases 6. Audit: Assist with auditor requests on-site work of year-end audit Package: 25 days holiday, increasing to 30 days after 5 years' service. Life Insurance - 4 x salary Pension - employer contribution is 5% Gym membership - Reimbursement of up to £50 per month (gross) for membership of any gym. As advertised on Radio Jackie