Accounts Assistant

Recruitment Genius
Glastonbury, Somerset, England
26 May 2017
24 Jun 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Assistant

This company is one of the leading importers and processors of Softwood Products in the UK and operates from four manufacturing sites; Glastonbury, Andover, Huthwaite and Kingswinford.

The Role
To manage the Purchase Ledger process, focusing on invoice matching and the investigation of matching variances. The scope covers import contracts, UK based purchase orders and consignment stock as well as non-stock purchases.

What you will be doing

- Manage the purchase ledger:
o Ensure invoices are registered on the purchase ledger;
o Ensure invoices are matched within the accounting system and variances resolved;
o Perform periodic supplier statement reconciliations;
o Communication of issues to line Manager and Director as they arise;
o Responsible for opening new supplier accounts for all sites;
o Respond to supplier account queries;
o Ensure invoices are coded to the appropriate account and cost centre;
o Ensure that expenditure is appropriately authorised.

- Reporting:
o Ensure Intrastat reporting is up to date and accurate;
o Report inventory position as part of month end procedures including details of stock accruals;
o Report matching variances.
- Will be an excellent communicator, both internally and externally to the business with the ability to build effective working relationships;

- Though communication will develop an understanding of other functions across the business and how they relate to one another.

Information Technology:
- Will have previous experience in using an ERP system to carry out the role of a purchase ledger clerk;
- Will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft packages to aid in the month end reporting process.

Who they are looking for

The individual will have previous purchase ledger experience in a business / industry where they have matched complex, high value invoices to multiple goods receipts and purchase contracts.

Further tasks will include the processing of petty cash, Intrastat reporting, invoice query resolution, month end reporting requirements and supplier statement reconciliations.

These include:
- Good basic salary, level dependant on experience
- 22 days holiday, increasing to 25 following 1 year's full service by 1st January in any given year, plus 8 bank holidays.
- Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
- Life Cover
- Childcare vouchers

Further Information
Location - Glastonbury, BA6

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