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Accounts Assistant - Leeds

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Transactional Finance, Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Accounts
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 14 May 2022
  • Job Ref: LCO37707_1649946687
Working within a finance team of 8 you will support the Management Accountant whist ultimately reporting the Finance Controller and act as a senior member of the team in overseeing the Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger functions, whilst playing a key part in month end procedures and covering for the Management Accountant if needed.

The main duties and responsibilities are to include:

*Full operation of the Purchase Ledger
*Ensure all purchase invoices are correctly authorised
*To determine cost savings from the purchase ledger information
*Emphasis on cost control
*Reconcile customer statements
*Ensure all purchase order documentation is complete
*Work closely with the Administration Assistant in the Sales Office to ensure all purchasing documents are covered

Assist the Head of Accounts in all that is directed to do, this will include:

*Bank reconciliations
*Accruals and Prepayments
*Balance sheet reconciliations
*Stock valuation
*Preparation and posting of month end journals including accruals and prepayments
*Monthly balance sheet maintenance and reconciliations
*Maintenance of bank accounts and invoicing facility
*Maintenance of the fixed asset register
*Any other ad hoc duties as directed by your manager

This role will suit individuals who have the following skills and experiences:

*Advanced Excel Skills (including pivot tables, lookups etc.)
*Be a highly motivated and focused individual who has worked in a similar role in a fast-paced environment
*Positive and open attitude to work, strong desire to learn, develop and progress within the role and further
*AAT Qualified would be desirable. Will also consider "qualified by experience"
*Experience in invoice discounting and European operation will be a bonus

This is a position that is being shortlisted very quickly due to the client wanting to make a swift appointment, with that in mind if you are interested and have the relevant experience apply now.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.