Junior Accounts Assistant - South Leeds

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £15000 - £19000 per annum + Competitive benefits package

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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A well established manufacturing business based within the South Leeds area is looking to appoint a Junior Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis. This is a newly created role due to an internal promotion and will report directly into the Finance Manager. The successful candidate will join a team of five people in accounts and will join a friendly finance team where you will be able to make a real difference rather than be treated as a number.

This role will be primarily focused around the purchase ledger side and will be responsible for the inputting of purchase invoices, supplier statement reconciliations, supplier queries and assisting with the payment processing alongside with chasing outstanding monies.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with some basis accountancy and finance experience, ideally within purchase ledger to get into a company where there is real opportunity to develop and progress over time. The role will suit someone who is able to work towards targets and deadlines and will be happy working autonomously. Full training and support will be provided.

The main duties of the role will include :-

-Matching, batching and coding of purchase invoices
-Dealing with suppliers on a day to day basis
-Completing supplier statement reconciliations
-Dealing with petty cash
- Chasing outstanding monies both over the telephone and via email
- Allocating payments to the ledger
-Advising and assisting with the supplier payment run
-Assisting the Finance Manager with any ad-hoc reporting
-Recording all cheques received and posting receipts to the ledgers
-Doing the daily banking and liaising with the bank
- Working closely with the Accounts Assistant and helping to process the weekly and monthly payrolls and dealing with any associated queries
- Supporting on the billing side and resolving queries
- Assisting within other areas of finance as and when needed

The ideal candidate will:-

- Have some basic accountancy experience ideally within purchase ledger
- Be self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and enjoy working towards deadlines
- Have excellent organisational and communication skills
- Want to start a career in accountancy or finance and will be happy to learn and develop new skills
- Have a hands on approach and be willing to support in other areas outside of finance when needed

In return you will:-

-Receive the rare opportunity to join a company that will invest in you and train you in a new industry if you don't have any experience
-Gain access to a great benefits package which includes a subsidised canteen, travel and leisure discounts and a competitive holiday allowance

For more details please contact Gemma Watmough.