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Accounts Assistant - High Tech - Cambs Expired

AAHT-401649-AG

Competitive salary plus benefits

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England

Other

Permanent | Full Time

ASAP

13/10/2022

10/11/2022

My clients in Cambridgeshire are looking for an Accounts Assistant - High Tech industry.

This role is commutable from Cambridge, Bedford, St. Neots, Huntingdon, Sandy, Yaxley.

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide support to the Finance Team in processing accounting information, specifically the purchase ledger, bank, sales and fixed asset register.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

- Work closely with the Financial Accountant and Financial Controller for day-to-day activities providing assistance with month end reporting and recommendations for areas for improvement.

- Liaise with suppliers and budget holders to ensure timely processing of invoices and ensure queries are quickly resolved.

- Provide advice to employees about account code and cost centre classifications and with other finance and accounts enquiries.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

- Ideally educated to 'A' level standard but as a minimum to GCSE level with at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English, or NVQ level 2-3 (as appropriate) is required.

- Strong experience working within a finance department is required, preferably with experience of working in an Accounts Assistant role involving purchase ledger.

- Experience of working in a fast-moving environment such as a hi-tech or R&D organisation would be highly desirable.

- Demonstrable experience of real competency in double entry bookkeeping and accounting principles is required, achieved either by relevant experience or via AAT/CIMA/ACCA/ACA professional qualification.

- Excellent IT skills, in particular, advanced competency in MS Excel is required.

- A demonstrated knowledge of accounting software is required, with previous experience of SUN Systems being desirable.

- A demonstrated knowledge and experience of working in a high standard of control environment.

- A demonstrable track record of working to tight deadlines in a dynamic, fluid and changing environment.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail. Ability to communicate with people at all levels.

- Highly organised with ability to prioritise and multi-task.

- Willing and flexible approach, with the ability to work on own initiative.

- Experience of working in a customer service oriented department.

- Experience of working in a confidential environment with a high level of tact and discretion.

Experience working in sectors such as electronics, optoelectronic devices, displays or sensors would be particularly relevant, but if you have worked in a high technology industry and have the right financial background we would be very happy to hear from you.

KEY RESULT AREAS & ACTIVITIES:

Purchase Ledger

- Process all purchase invoices and employee expense forms in a timely manner, ensuring coding and approval of invoices is in accordance with company compliance and control policies and procedures.

- Prepare and process twice-monthly payment run reports, updating all the payments to the ledger in a timely manner.

- Reconcile supplier statements to aged creditor reports within the accounting system and resolve any issues.

- Maintain the purchase ledger database for current suppliers' contact details and add new suppliers as required.

- Maintain a purchase ledger filing system that is easily accessible to the finance team.

- Maintain the archiving records of purchase ledger records.

- Detailed analytical review of the purchase ledger to ensure its reconciliation and accuracy.

- Raise purchase orders as required.

- Administer the central finance email inbox.

- Timely identification and resolution of queries involving phone or written communication with internal team or external suppliers.

VAT Reporting

- Complete VAT & Intrastat returns & EC Sales List for all Group companies.

Month End and Other Activities

- Processing, maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the bank account postings on SUN Systems.

- Cash Reporting and Forecasting.

- Raise and process sales invoices and credit control.

- Manage and maintain the Fixed Asset Register, recording additions, disposals and depreciation charges.

- Manage Petty Cash - sterling and other currencies plus ordering and processing of foreign currency advances.

- Administer Capital Expenditure Request transactions and associated Purchase Order processing.

- Updating Royalty and Licensee information.

- Assistance with internal and external company audits.

- Assist the Finance Department in the achievement of its daily, weekly, monthly and annual objectives and any other duties within the company as required.

- Propose update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in appropriate areas of work.

Salary to c£25k per annum depending on experience - flexible for the right candidate.

In addition, this role offers a competitive benefits package including 27 days holiday, private health and dental care, life assurance and pension scheme. The company operates a flexi-time scheme.

This is ideally a full time role but my client would consider part-time hours for outstanding candidates.

When applying please state whether you seek full time or part-time hours - if the latter, please specify preferred days and hours.

To apply for this Accounts Assistant - High Tech industry role in Cambridgeshire please contact us ASAP!