Accounts Assistant


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July 26, 2023
Job Type
£24000 - £28000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Carl Angilly
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Company details and job overview:

Kenton Black Finance have partnered again with a technology business in the Chorley area. They are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join their team on a permanent and full-time basis. You will work 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, and the job offers 25 days annual leave, plus 1 additional day for each full year served. In addition, the job also offers the option to buy/sell up to 5 days annual allowance (post probation), and a Company health & wellbeing scheme (post probation).

Your new role as the Accounts Assistant:

As the Accounts Assistant, you will report directly to the Finance Manager. You will carry out the following duties:-

• Processing customer sales orders and invoices [for all system builds and installation, EPS, professional services, rentals and surecover]
• Ad hoc sales from information supplied on the customer orders and updating direct debit log and customer records on in-house software
• Work cross functionally with other departments by way of updating internal systems with equipment required.
• End to end processing of the Purchase Ledger:
o Matching purchase orders
o Posting invoices
o Preparing and loading the supplier payment run on to the bank ready for approval.
• Co-ordinating data collection figures, processing payment of data and invoicing data sales where necessary
• Maintain control and reconciliation of petty cash
• Generating various reports for PSL SLT and Management as and when required
• Maintaining and reconciling various accounts
• Assisting with monthly stock take reconciliation when required
• Maintaining and enhancing the standard forms used in the accounting process
• Assisting with year-end reporting including tax analysis (entertaining, legal and professional expenses, etc)
• To adhere to all operating procedures and work instructions in compliance with BS EN ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 27001:2013. Any changes to them must be carried out using the correct change control procedure
• Any other duties as and may be required

Experience & Qualifications required to apply:

• A good general financial accounting knowledge
• Sales, Cash and Purchase Ledger
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Customer first attitude
• Must be a self-motivated team player, able to work flexibly
• Proactive approach and ability to demonstrate attention to detail
• Ability to manage difference between multiple stakeholders
• Confident in dealing with people at all levels
• Highly organised
• A substantial level of computer literacy
• Accuracy, work prioritisation, problem solving and communication skills
• Tolerance for, and the ability to handle the dynamic changes associated with this job

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham. Aberdeen and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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