Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant – Cardiff

Urgently required

Salary up to £26,000

My client is a high-profile/ household named organisation based on the outskirts of Cardiff.

They are looking to recruit an experienced Accounts Assistant with a strong emphasis on the sales ledger side. Working and supporting the Management Accountant on a day to day basis, you will be required to assist with a variety of finance duties.

My client is ideally seeking an AAT studier with previous experience of working within a fast-paced environment. You will possess a strong sales ledger background, having worked within a similar role. The successful individual will be happy to help out with a variety of tasks in order to support the Management Accountant and wider accounts department with their workload. My client is keen on finding a candidate that possesses a great work ethic, is a strong team player and is happy to roll up their sleeves and help out!

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for overseeing the sales ledger invoicing for all group companies
  • Managing the credit control function and provide regular reporting to the management team on the ledgers and out-standing debts
  • Posting bank and credit card receipts on a daily basis and investigating any variances
  • Provide administrative support to the finance team in order for monthly accounts to be produced
  • Daily and monthly bank reconciliations
  • Updating the cashbook and cash forecast position
  • Analysis on sales nominal ledger codes
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations and control accounts
  • Assist the finance team with the preparation of annual audits
  • Sage 50 experience highly advantageous, coupled with strong Microsoft Excel

Person Specification:

  • Experience in a financial role within practice or industry is essential
  • An ability to obtain and manage important and confidential information are vital
  • Accuracy and skills in calculating figures, coupled with excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and interact with a wide range of staff
  • Work on own initiative and under pressure
  • Willingness to develop within the role, learn new skills and deal with change
  • Must be highly organised and assertive with strong communication and time management skills

The suitable candidate will possess a ‘can do’ attitude’ and be happy to help out with anything that is required of you. A good eye for detail is required as is the ability to multi-task. Previous experience of using Sage 50 would be highly advantageous coupled with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to intermediate level.

The role is office-based, Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm but client can be flexible with start/finish times for the successful candidate.

If you are looking to work for a prestigious organisation with a small and friendly finance team, please get in touch ASAP in order to secure an interview slot.

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