Accounts Assistant - West Leeds

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £19000 - £25000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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A large, fast paced and growing business are looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis. Based within the West Leeds area there are great links to public transport and free onsite parking.

This is a newly created role due to rapid growth and will report directly into the Financial Controller. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and well established finance team where you will be responsible for the full accounts process and will gain exposure to management accounts over time.

This is an extremely varied role, providing full exposure to all aspects of 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 full training and development.

You will be responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial management including:-

- Completion of accruals, prepayments and journals
- Assisting with maintaining the fixed asset register
-Ensuring completion of purchase orders for all expenses
- 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
-Issuing correct invoices within company time frames and posting cheques and BACS accurately onto the ledger
- Reviewing ledger on a daily basis to ensure all balances are less than 7 days and to resolve any outstanding issues with relevant parties
- Responsible for the credit control process for the business and chasing any outstanding monies both over the phone and via email
- Carrying out bank reconciliations
- Cash book postings and daily banking
- Management of the company's credit cards and cash incentive process
- Generating payment runs and processing petty cash
- Inputting and posting entries to the cashbook and processing cash receipts and allocating to the ledger

The ideal candidate will:-

- Have all round accountancy experience within a similar role
- Have the AAT qualification/studying towards it or have the relevant all round accounting experience
- Be ambitious and will want to develop and progress and continue studying
- Be self motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment working to deadlines
- Possess strong Excel skills
- Have excellent organisational and communication skills
- Have a hands on approach

For further details please contact Gemma Watmough.