Accounts Assistant

  • Job Reference: 0000012389
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £23,000 to £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus
  • Sector: Accountancy
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

12389 – Accounts Assistant – Job Spec
Location: Leicester

Our a client a successful International organisation with offices across the globe, who have gone through a continued period of growth in recent times due to a restructure are looking to recruit some additional team members. This role is being recruited on a 12 month Fixed Term basis with every opportunity that this role will be extended and even go permanent (but no promises can be made at this stage) we’re keen to hear from enthusiastic experienced individuals who are looking to grow and develop.

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 team with the day-to-day activities ensuring these are performed and controlled in line with the business timetable and standards.

Key responsibilities include:
⦁ Supporting aged debt reduction through credit control
⦁ Creation and execution of timely external payments
⦁ Cash and bordereau postings
⦁ Outbound payments for the wider business and Leicester.
⦁ Month end duties including approving and posting journals to the ledger, balance sheet reconciliations and management reporting.
⦁ Provide support to the team, wider business and external clients with general queries
⦁ Ad-hoc duties as required by management including providing support when colleagues are on annual leave/sickness and assisting in other tasks for other lines of business within the Leicester finance

⦁ Assist in monthly preparation and payment of broker commission, including resolving queries
⦁ Allocation of payments and resolving unallocated cash
⦁ Investigate and resolve queries in the team shared inbox
⦁ Credit control/Direct Debit administration support where required
⦁ Assist with payment processing including those for claims/refunds/commission
⦁ Ad-hoc duties as required by management including providing support when colleagues are on annual leave/sickness

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
⦁ Experience of the insurance industry
⦁ High level of attention to detail
⦁ Experience of cash allocation and pro-actively minimising unallocated cash
⦁ Positive, can-do attitude
⦁ Problem solving ability
⦁ Good communication skills
⦁ Excellent organisational skills

⦁ Appointment Type: Permanent
⦁ Salary: £25,000
⦁ Hours: Full-Time – 35 hours per week
⦁ Performance Related Bonus
⦁ 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: 12389) on 0116 254 9404.