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Assistant Accountant

Location: GREENHITHE, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 26,000.00-28,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 4
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-166256

 

We are looking for a Credit Controller/Accounts Assistant to join a reputable company and act as a point of contact for their customers.

The role’s responsibilities include liaising with customers to resolve issues and ensure payment within the agreed terms and assisting the Group Financial Controller with control account reconciliations and general preparation of the Management Accounts

Responsibilities

  • Chase payment of applications and retentions from customers to ensure payment is made within the agreed terms
  • Retentions record keeping and management
  • Final Statement of Account processing
  • Liaise with customers and Project Managers to resolve payment issues while maintaining a positive working relationship
  • Support the Group Financial Controller with Management Accounts preparation
  • Assist the Group Financial Controller with cost variances to budget reports and analysation
  • Credit control and reporting weekly at the finance meeting to the Managing Director
  • Address customer queries (via phone, email or in-person)
  • Prepare presentations, spreadsheets and reports
  • Distribute incoming mail (this will be on a rota basis)

 

Requirements

  • Actively studying towards CIMA/ACCA
  • Pro-active problem-solving attitude with excellent attention to detail and customer service skills
  • Proven work experience in Credit Control
  • Solid time-management abilities with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Bookkeeping skills and journal entry
  • Previous experience of VAT and CIS returns
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office Suite (particularly MS Word and MS Excel) and Sage 50 Accounts
  • Understanding of retentions and of the Construction Act

 

.  To be successful in this role, you should have excellent organisation skills, great customer service manor and attention to detail along with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. Ultimately, you will be responsible to ensure a constant good cash inflow to the company while maintaining positive customer relations. As well as the core part of the role of Credit Controller this is a fantastic opportunity for career development with continuous exposure to varied tasks within the department covering five company’s accounts preparation. 

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