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Assistant Financial Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Financial Accountant
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
REF: SM 160518 AFA_1526489550
Contact Name: Stephen McCarthy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, an impressive UK business with offices in Watford are looking to source an Assistant Financial Accountant to join their team. The role will report into the Financial Controller and will involve managing the purchase and sales ledger effectively along with various other finance related tasks.

Key responsibilities:
-Manage the sales and purchase ledger accounting transactions including processing as necessary
-Responsible for reconciling sales and purchase ledgers and overseeing month end and year end accounting adjustments
-Checking all orders before invoiced, ensuring part codes, VAT and other relevant information is accurate before being processed.
-Manage the credit note approval process
-Process the monthly expenses
-Understand and manage the use of part codes
-Oversee creation of supplier and customer accounts (consistency, compliance, checking VAT and company registration details, entering credit limits)
-Maintaining and managing system data, including cleansing of supplier and customer accounts
-Assisting with management of open orders and forecasting, ensuring accuracy of delivery dates
-Manage the year end process for returns and stock in line with cut off
-Work with the Finance team to implement electronic invoices and statements
-Assist with the monitoring of the overheads against budget
-Be a strong advocate for internal controls and processes to help drive a right first-time culture in line with company and department objectives
-Assist with Ad hoc project work

The role would suit a part-qualified ACCA / CIMA with 2-3 years' hands on experience in a finance environment, keen to develop their career in a highly growth driven, commercial environment. Intermediate Excel skills will be a must and SAP Business One knowledge would be desirable.

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