Accounts Assistant

Salary Negotiable
19 Jul 2018
16 Aug 2018
Acapella Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounts Assistant 

Our client is a well-established company offering the air cargo industry unique expertise in managing aircraft. They are growing their team and are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join their office in Gatwick, UK. 

The primary purpose and responsibility of the role is to maintain and produce accurate accounting records and to maintain appropriate financial controls for the business areas assigned and to produce accurate and reliable financial and management reports in line with company deadlines. The successful candidate will provide support to the Commercial Manager in keeping the accounts, recording and maintaining financial transactions and preparing regular statements to ensure the Company’s financial targets are met.  

They are looking for an ambitious individual who is currently studying towards their AAT qualification and has gained 2-3 years of work experience within a busy Accounts department. 

 Key Job Responsibilities

Accounts Receivable

  • Enter sales invoice details into accounting software accurately.
  • Support the recovery of debts owed to the company.
  • Accounts Payable

  • Enter purchase invoice details into accounting software accurately.
  • Proactively ensure purchase invoices are properly authorised, compliance checked and paid when they fall due utilising credit terms where appropriate.
  • Management Accounting

  • Assist with the preparation of management reports on a monthly basis (when required)
  • Review gross profit, overheads, other income and recharges (when required). Ensure they are accurately stated and provide commentary for major variations (when required)
  • Prepare and process nominal ledger postings (when required)
  • Manage balance sheet accounts, ensuring accurate ledger maintenance for trade debtors and creditors, intercompany debtors and creditors, fixed assets, accruals and deferral accounts etc (when required)
  •  Banking / Payment Run

  • Ensure payment run for invoices due each week is completed and that payments created are on online bank system.
  •  VAT returns / EC Sales lists

  • Ensure all relevant preparations are made for the quarterly VAT returns and EC Sales lists to required timescales and ensuring full compliance with VAT regulations.
  • Inter-company Reconciliation

  • Prepare inter-company reconciliation accurately and to required timescales to enable debt recovery and payment of balances owed.

  • Our client is offering a competitive salary and the opportunity to join a dynamic and hardworking but friendly team of experienced professionals. Their office is situated a 15 minute walk south of Gatwick South Terminal enabling quick commute to/from London or Brighton on public transport. 

    If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply ASAP.

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