Accounts Assistant Job, London
Location: London (Hybrid)
Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 depending on experience and a very competitive benefits package!
My client is an award-winning design practice within civil and structural engineering. They’ve worked on some huge projects all over the UK and are on a very consistent growth curve.
They’re looking for an Accounts Assistant with a focus on Purchase Ledger who is AAT qualified to level 3 or above with 2 years’ experience in industry or practice. The role requires a conscientious and hardworking individual who can work on their own initiative and as part of a team to achieve the deadlines and targets set monthly by the department head.
- Responsible for a Purchase Ledger value of approximately £5 million p/a.
- Responsible for all Purchase Ledger processes. (expenses, purchase invoices, credit cards).
- Managing cashbook, postings & reconciliations.
- Responsible for monitoring the aged creditors analysis to identify overdue accounts.
- Reconciling supplier accounts.
- Query Resolution – Investigating and resolving all disputes.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers & internal departments.
- Prepare and process supplier payment runs.
- To provide regular reports on ‘problem accounts’.
- To quickly escalate problems and exceptions to the relevant individuals.
- Hold weekly/monthly review meetings with Head of Finance.
- Assist with sales ledger – processing invoices, issuing invoices to clients & electronic filing of invoices.
- Helping with month/quarter/year end duties.
- Maintain financials on project management system.
- Produce reports where necessary.
- Assist in-house accountant where necessary.
- Filing & ad-hoc duties.
- AAT Level 3 or above
- Excellent communication skills, confidence
- Teamwork & time management skills
- Able to prioritise and work unsupported when necessary
- Personnel management skills and knowledge of employment, company and taxation laws
- Commercial awareness
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Xero (Desirable, not essential)