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Assistant Accountant - Maidenheadref: HM43099
Sector Accounting
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Home Counties
Salary £28000 - 32000 / Year
Benefit
Assistant Accountant - Maidenhead

An International organisation based in the maidenhead area seeks an AAT Qualified (or part qualified / qualified by experience) Assistant Accountant to join their busy finance team.

The purpose of this role is to assist the finance manager with the preparation of the monthly/quarterly accounting report. Maintaining records of payments and transactions for accounts payable. Assist with internal and external audits. Maintain effectively all aspects of

Core Duties

Accounts Receivable

• Preparation of payments and transactions for accounts payable in accordance with internal procedures

• Complete month-end closing reconciliation and analysis of P/L and B/S accounts and assist with monthly/quarterly accounting reports

• Complete Intrastat and EC Sales List reports to HMRC

• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to resolve queries

• Assist in the development and implementation of necessary accounting procedures to ensure effective financial accounting compliance with relevant regulations

• Liaise with internal and external auditors

• Collecting outstanding debts in Euro’s, USD and GBP currencies by phone, email and letter

• Resolving queries and liaising with other departments at all levels recording notes on to the system

• Maintaining and reconciling all cash by way of bacs and cheques on the Accounts receivable ledger reporting complex anomalies to Finance Manager

• Open, close and update details of credit accounts/proforma ensuring the company has all the relevant information on the debtor

• Monitoring credit limits and reviewing them annually and when necessary

• Releasing of held orders within authorisation table

• Report to insurers and overdue accounts in line with the policy and report statistical analysis on quarterly turnover

• Produce monthly reports including aged debtor’s analysis, bad debt provision, cash forecast and commentary on accounts over 90 days

• Prepare and post employee’s/ credit card expense claims. Assist with posting AP invoices

• Assist in the development and implementation of necessary accounting procedures to ensure effective financial accounting and compliance with any relevant regulations

• Any other adhoc duties that arise within the department


Ideal candidate

• AAT qualified or qualified by experience
• Live in the Maidenhead area or easily able to commute
• Excellent analysis and mathematical skills
• Good communication both written and verbal and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Intermediate Excel skills
• Team player
• Experience of SAP and advanced Excel skills would be advantageous