Accounts Assistant

Newport Pagnell
20000.00 - 23000.00 GBP Annual
27 May 2021
23 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Welcome Break is one of the largest motorway service operators in the UK and has led the revolution in changing the motorway service sector.

We've been around for 60 years and are now in locations across the UK. Our 5,000+ strong team strive to proudly and passionately offer our customers' world class hospitality and retail brands such as Waitrose, Starbucks, Subway, KFC, Ramada, Days Inn and Burger King to name a few in a friendly and relaxing environment.

Our business is about people, the 80 million people who visit our sites each year and the teams who make the business the success it is. Every one deserves to get a warm welcome and enjoyable break with the very best service, facilities, food and drinks we can provide.

Providing customers with a welcome break is really important to us. Every day here is as challenging as it is enjoyable, as rewarding as it is fun. We believe that the same should be true once our working day is over, so we do everything we can to make sure our teams can get their work/life balance just right!

Everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed at Welcome Break. To make sure that those achievements are recognised, we have many recognition schemes, most of which are peer to peer recognition. What's more, we work hard to build a culture of openness, listening to customers and our own people so we can identify opportunities to improve service, innovation and engagement.

Accounts Assistant
Welcome Break Support Centre, MK16 9EZ
Full time position
12 month fixed term contract (Maternity Cover)
Salary upto GBP23,000K depending on experience
Fantastic benefits & discounts, free parking & great career opportunities

Working within the Welcome Break Accounts Team, this role will incorporate a range of accounting duties and reports into the Fixed Asset Accountant.

This roles responsibilities and duties mainly involve sales reporting across the Welcome Break brands, raising purchase orders, posting depreciation, and performing balance sheet reconciliations.

This requires meticulous attention to detail and commitment in meeting deadlines and dealing with the many ad hoc projects we need to deal with.

Responsibilities as an Accounts Assistant

Sales reporting for designated brandsPreparing monthly reconciliations for balance sheet accounts ensuring that any outstanding items are investigated and cleared as appropriate efficientlyRaising Purchase Orders for Capital ExpenditureCoding the Capital ExpensesEnsuring the requested POs are within the agreed authority limits Processing invoicesChecking all POs against quotations and backup documentation providedMonitoring and resolving queries on PO related invoices blocked for paymentPreparing Capital creditors period end journalPreparing Capitalisation period end journal Posting monthly depreciation Ensuring detailed working papers to provide adequate audit trailsFinance cover within the team during absencesLiaising with Project Managers and suppliers Other ad-hoc accounts duties

Your experience as an Accounts Assistant

Ideally AAT qualified or studying towards your AAT/CIMA/ACCAExperience of working within a financial environmentGood working knowledge of MS ExcelGood numeracy skillsGreat interpersonal skills with the ability to deal confidentially with budget holdersAbility to work to tight deadlines.Well organizedAbility to maintain clear and accurate financial records

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