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Accounts Assistant - AAT

  • Location:

    Edinburgh

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £22500 per annum + 40% Bonus* and 10% Pension

  • Contact:

    Faith Collins

  • Contact email:

    faith.collins@sewellwallis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    FAI/1729_1633513858

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-11-05

  • Consultant:

    Faith Collins



We are proud to be partnering with a globally recognised business with their search for an Accounts Assistant on a 12 month fixed term contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to gain some invaluable experience working for a large complex business. It's a great opportunity to join a business who really look after their employees and who can offer excellent opportunities for career progression in the future.


Working as part of a team your role will involve;

* Accurately process invoices and ensure these are paid within agreed terms with due regard for Company's internal controls
* Ensure correct VAT treatment is applied to all invoices
* Prepare weekly forecast of expected payments
* Prepare payment runs and assist Treasury Accounts Assistant with processing of payments as required
* Prepare and post direct debit payments
* Resolve supplier queries
* General admin, filing, copying as necessary
* Support the development of anti-fraud measures around the set up and maintenance of suppliers globally
* Check, input and pay company personnel expenses and credit card claims, ensuring correct coding is applied to all expense claims
* Ensure correct VAT treatment is applied to all expense claims
* Prepare and post month end AP and general accruals
* Prepare and post journals as required
* Complete month end reconciliations as assigned

Experience required;

* Some experience working in a varied accounts role with a solid understanding of basic accounting principles
* Considerable relevant experience in an accounts payable and expenses role
* Experience working with a group structure across multiple entities
* Experience working with multi-currency ledgers
* Month end experience
* Ability to work on own initiative and take ownership of responsibilities to ensure deadlines are met
* Must be highly organised, pro-active and confident and have the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
* Self-starter with a can-do attitude who has the ability to plan, prioritise and manage their own workload effectively with limited supervision

Benefits include;

- Up to 40% annual bonus based both upon personal and company performance
- Non-contributory group personal pension with a company contribution of 10% of basic annual salary
- Private Medical, Dental and travel insurance
- Annual employee health-check
- 34 days paid holidays per annum, inclusive of public holidays
- Eligibility to participate in Company flexi time scheme (up to 10 days leave per annum)
- Life Insurance, currently at a level of up to 10 x basic annual salary
- Income Protection Insurance
- Gym and fitness allowance (up to £425 per annum)

For more information please contact Faith Collins

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.