Accounts Assistant

  • Job Reference: 0000012281
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
  • Sector: Accountancy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

12281 - Accounts Assistant - 12 Month FTC - Job Spec
Location: Leicester

The Finance Operations team sits within International Finance, responsible for delivering quality internal and external outputs to all stakeholders within a controlled framework for Technical, Cash, Treasury and Expense Accounting activities.
Due to growth, complexity and drive for continuous process improvements the primary purpose of this role is to support the Accounts Assistant with the day-to-day activities on commissions ensuring these are performed and controlled in line with the business timetable and standards, whilst delivering changes to the process to reduce the manual effort and key person dependencies.

Key responsibilities include:

. Oversee and control all aspects of payments.
. Ensure payments are completed in an accurate and timely fashion.
. Collaborate with finance colleagues to ensure all pre-payment tasks are completed (DDs, cash allocation etc)
. Liaise with IT to ensure all reports are created within the agreed timeframes and request any amendments for accuracy and minimal impact to business partners.
. Work comfortably in all currencies for payment runs and deal with exchange rates queries.
. Gain full understanding of all aspects of TC commission and the business in its entirety.
. Drive change within this area with the goal of moving away from manual processes and create control checks and efficiencies throughout the process.
. Ensure all queries are dealt with in a timely fashion to allow prompt payment of commissions.
. Apply a common-sense approach to commission payments through gaining knowledge of all recipients,
. Managing workload to ensure all tasks are complete in order of priority (impact on business, request from senior management and urgency).
. Looking at development for automated remittance production.
. Allocation of outbound payments.
. To manage the relationship with key business representatives, understanding their needs, agreeing service delivery standards and ways of working, ensuring delivery against this expectation
. Ad-hoc projects and duties as required.

Stakeholder Relationship Management
. Build strong relationships across Finance Operations teams, including peer group and managers, as well as relevant business stakeholders, enabling the team to deliver high quality effective support to the rest of the Business.

The Right Person
. Must be immediately available or on short notice,
. 2 - 4 years' experience within transactional finance,
. Accounting technical knowledge
. Ability to drive change and improvements
. Sound knowledge of reconciliation process
. Experience of DD processes and requirements
. Problem solving ability
. Good communication skills
. Advanced Excel - (Pivot Tables & LOOKUPs)

. Appointment Type: Permanent
. Salary: £25,000 - £28,000
. Hours: Full-Time - 35 hours per week
. Performance Related Bonus
. Potential Permanent Opportunities with Progression /Study Support
. Holiday 20 Days + Bank Holidays
. Hybrid Working (3-days office / 2-days home)
. Pension
. Parking

If you - or someone you might know - are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12281) on 0116 254 9404.