Brook Street

Accounts Assistant

Brook Street
Staffordshire, England
Up to £20000 per annum
02 Oct 2018
30 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Hixon, 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

It is envisaged at this stage that this contract will be for a minimum of 9 months however this could be extended or shortened depending on the duration of maternity leave cover required.

Where you'll be working
A successful, fast-paced multi-site manufacturing business with an ambitious growth strategy between now and 2025.

What you'll be doing
Working as part of a small, fast paced, finance team, you will undertake a varied portfolio of tasks including purchase ledger, sales ledger, credit control and administration duties.
Here are a few key areas of responsibility:

  • Processing purchase invoices onto the purchase ledger, matching to purchase orders, goods receipts and stock transactions as appropriate
  • Investigating reasons for discrepancies between supplier invoices and purchase orders with resolution as appropriate
  • Responding to customer queries in a timely manner
  • Completing supplier statement reconciliations, filing of supplier statements, communicating with suppliers to request copy invoices or resolve issues as and when required
  • Working accurately and efficiently to ensure purchase ledger is up to date, particularly at month end
  • Managing supplier payment expectations
  • Generating sales invoices onto the sales ledger with reference to delivery notes and order confirmations
  • Checking pricing on sales invoices for accuracy
  • Transmitting invoices and statements to customers
  • Credit control duties including chasing payments from customers
  • Maintaining customer credit limits, ensuring customers operate within agreed terms
  • Liaising with Production, Engineering, Sales and Purchasing staff
  • Maintaining professional communications with external contacts

    What you'll need to succeed
    Need to know
  • How to use all core Office software packages
  • Knowledge of Microsoft NAV would be an advantage.

    Need to have
  • Previous experience of working within a finance department within a similar role
  • Drivers licence an advantage due to location
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, processing high volumes of transactions
  • Good telephone manner
  • 5 GCSE's grade A to C to include English and Maths/equivalent experience
  • Accounts related qualification would be advantageous or equivalent experience
  • Good IT skills