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Assistant Accountant

To provide efficient and comprehensive Accountancy experience to support the finance Director

Normanton WF6
£24000 - £26000/annum Free Parking




ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

Mon – Fri 9am – 5m

The Role:

Accounting month-end close-down

On last day of calendar month after invoicing for Sales ledger and Stocks.

(Purchase Ledger closed later after checking majority of invoices received).

Debtor & Creditor summary reports reviewed with FD.

Management Reports and Analysis
•Mainly using Excel, these will include reports of customer and product turnover shortly after the Sales Ledger has been closed and comparatives to prior year.
•Monthly reviews of findings with Sales Personnel.
•Details of volumes of Web sales by sales volume and product type.
•Reconciliation of financial analysis of the value of web sales generated by the Telesales team.
•Summary value of sales turnover by Proton-branded & also own-label products to be issued daily to relevant management staff.
•Value of stock – compile on last day of month from stock/accounting system.
•Other ad-hoc reports as requested (many already pre-set within the accounting system), including detailed margin analysis, stock variances.
•Compilation of customer rebates (mainly from web-sales).
•Reconciliation of financial analysis of the value of web sales generated by the Telesales team.

Monthly Management Accounts and Year-end Accounts
•Preparatory work including Accruals and Prepayments, Fixed Assets, Balance Sheet reconciliations, P&L – variance analysis of overhead costs and information for the monthly Management Accounts pack for distribution.
•Provide assistance to FD with compilation of year-end statutory accounts, including working papers & back-up information for Notes to Accounts and cost analysis for tax review with external accountants.

Other
•Budgets – initial preparatory work on collation of departmental costs, sales forecasts and operating margins and assistance to FD for producing draft reports.
•Analysis and collation of costs incurred on Research & Development projects for basis of tax claims and for tax analysis generally.
•Assistance with development of IT projects involving accounting disciplines.
•Other ad-hoc reports.
•Assistance with annual pricing review analysis for customers in relation to maintaining product margins.
•Provide holiday/work cover for other Accounts team member.

Credit Control
•Monitoring of outstanding debts from customers – calling and emailing to get confirmations of monies being paid and following up on overdue debts. Review outstanding debt situation with FD, bringing any areas of concern to his attention.
•Run off credit reports for new customers/prospects and keep credit reports on existing customers up to date.

Sales Ledger Invoicing
•(Daily auto-processing routine).
•Generate sales invoices from delivery notes via the accounting software package and send to customers via email, EDI or post (emailing invoices to customers completed automatically by the accounting software). This is done daily between 3.30pm and 4.15pm each day.
•Send an automated .csv file to major customer (JLA) detailing invoices/delivery details plus log invoices on to other customer EDI portals.

Banking & Bank Reconciliation
•Posting details of sales invoices raised on to the Invoice Discount working spreadsheets and also detail any excluded sales invoices from financing (mainly direct web sales).
•Post cash received from debtors and other sources into the Cash Book module of the accounting software package including web sales/Paypal receipts.

The Person:

Qualifications - Part-Qualified Chartered Accounting Qualification (ACCA/CIMA)

Knowledge and Requirements
•Microsoft Office, particularly Excel to Intermediate/Advanced level.
•Good experience of various accounting software packages and accounting routines to Management Accounts level, including Balance Sheet reconciliations.
•Accuracy essential as is the ability to work on own initiative.
•Ability to produce well-presented reports and explain findings to non-finance staff.

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