Accounts Assistant

Recruiter
Resource Solutions - The Instant Group
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Oct 2019
Closes
07 Nov 2019
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

*6 month FTC to perm - 1-2 week notice or less to start*

Role Purpose

The main focus of this role will be to support the finance function, assisting in the day to day running of the purchase and general ledger. Dealing with a variety of requirements from invoice processing and payment, supplier queries, bank reconciliations, credit card management, expenses processing and ensuring the ledgers are up to date.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily processing of all invoices received.
  • Monitoring, collating and reconciliation of all company credit cards
  • Management of all expense claims during the month
  • Support the monthly reporting for company results to Finance Manager including any queries on costs and invoices.
  • Key point of contact for all internal and external clients in relation to purchase invoices, queries and payments
  • Work as part of the Finance team, supporting colleagues where necessary
  • Is an ambassador for the team and the company both internally and externally.

Background and experience

  • Experienced Accounts Payable, preferably in a busy finance department, handling multiple queries, prioritising and delivering on deadlines
  • Background of accounting/finance studies preferred

Key skills and competencies

  • Able to effectively multi-task and take responsibility for organising their own time
  • Ability to work independently
  • Desire to be the best and is self-motivated
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Constantly looks at improving processes and tasks
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent numerical accuracy.
  • Diligent individual who can 'think' and 'do' and is happy to work at the required level of detail
  • Team player who is able to work on own initiative
  • Proficient level of IT literacy - to include MS Office packages
  • Great initiative and a really hands-on attitude - able to see issues as they arise and respond/escalate as needed
  • Experience using Great Plains preferable.

Measures of success and key stakeholders

  • The main KPI for this role will be achieving the above responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner.
  • The key stakeholders will be the finance team (specifically the Finance Manager and Management Accountants).

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