Accounts Assistant

  • Temporary
  • Chester
  • £20000-£25,000

I am currently recruiting for my client who are based in Chester. Hybrid work can be offered along with flexible hours – this role can be full time or for the right candidate done on a part time basis. Initially a 6-month fixed term contract with potential to go mote long term after review at 6 months. The company are prestigious and well known and will be able to offer the successful candidate a great working environment and great experience from their time with them

Job Purpose:

The role will focus on ensuring the completion of the company’s day-to-day finance activities that support the production of monthly management accounts, management information and provide a timely and effective credit control service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the monthly credit card process including the reconciliation and ensuring the company process has been followed
  • Manage day to day credit card queries including managing the day-to-day third-party relationship and review of credit limits
  • Process month end journal calculations and postings
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring any discrepancies are investigated and rectified
  • Provide financial information to budget holders and work with them to ensure a thorough understanding of variances and controls
  • Work with the team to seek continual improvement of financial controls and processes
  • Provide support to the Senior Management Accountant and the wider finance team with other ad hoc accounting duties
  • Proactively manage and collect debts, actively chasing outstanding payments and invoices via various channels including telephone and email
  • Maintain accurate client accounts on the finance system
  • Produce and send credit agent statements monthly and follow up on any queries promptly
  • Review banking systems for receipt of payments and allocate to booking system promptly
  • Arranging client payments over the phone ensuring they are taken accurately / sending payment link emails promptly and produce receipts if requested
  • Monitor and report on debt balances and overdue accounts to minimise risk to the business
  • Manage client invoicing issues and disputes, communicating with the relevant departments to come to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Escalate difficult accounts, overdue balances or issues and make suggestions for resolution
  • Review and process refunds according to the processes in place
  • Support the Management Accountant in the process of monitoring and collecting cash in all areas of the business and any other ad hoc duties

Education, skills & experience:

  • Experience working within a finance department and studying AAT / AAT qualified desirable.
  • Strong numerical skills
  • A willingness to adopt a “hands on” flexible approach to all aspects of the role
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and a sense of personal accountability, take pride in the work produced
  • Genuine team player who will demonstrate a flexible attitude to help the team deliver and use own initiative
  • Competent in using various computer systems: Excel skills essential, helpful to have experience of Microsoft Dynamics and a desire to learn other systems
  • Good relationship building skills, used to working with a variety of stakeholders across all levels

If you feel you have the necessary skills and are keen to find out more, please apply. Interviews to take place asap and start mid-August – September time available.

Type – fixed term contract

Salary – 20-25k

Location – hybrid / Chester

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Stuart McIntyre

Stuart McIntyre is managing the process for this particular vacancy. Please do not hesitate to contact Stuart if you would like to discuss the role in more detail - 07512 813378

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