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Accounts Assistant - North Leeds - Hybrid working

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    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £21000 - £25000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    6 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Gemma Watmough

Sewell Wallis are delighted to be partnering with a large, fast paced and growing financial services business based within the North Leeds area. Our client are looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis. This is a newly created role due to rapid growth and will report directly into the Management. Due to where the business is situated there are good links to public transport and they offer free parking.

This is an extremely varied role, providing full exposure to all aspects of transactional accounts and would suit someone who is able to work towards deadlines and manage their own workload. The successful candidate will join a reputable company that really do develop and promote from within and will be given training and development. It would suit someone who has an analytical approach to their work who enjoys questioning things and adding value by improving systems and driving forward efficiencies.

This is a great opportunity to join a small, friendly and well established finance team where you will be responsible for the full accounts process and no two days will be the same! A hybrid working style is offered, with 2 - 3 days in the office and the rest from home.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the sales and purchase ledger process including:-

-Ensuring all purchase orders have correct authority before goods are ordered
-Invoice approvals, validations and adjustments
-Maintaining both the sales and purchase ledgers and being first point of contact for any queries
-Processing high volumes of both purchase and sales invoices within agreed timescales
-Posting BACS accurately onto the ledger and ensuring everything is reconciled
-Reviewing ledger on a daily basis to ensure all balances are less than 7 days and to resolve any outstanding issues with relevant parties
-Analysing and posting journal entries
-Supporting with supplier statement reconciliations and dealing with queries on a daily basis
-Carrying out bank reconciliations and daily banking
-Putting new suppliers on the system and supporting on any relevant projects
-Generating payment runs, employee expense payment runs and supporting with any ad-hoc payments
-Working with and being part of the wider finance and advising on and assisting with any system or process improvements

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have all round accountancy experience within a similar role
-Be self motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment working to deadlines
-Have good Excel and system skills
-Have excellent organisational and communication skills and will enjoy building up relationships across the business
-Be able to demonstrate adherence to company policies and regulations

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.