Accounts Assistant

Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911655
Apply Now

Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting, a well-regarded business, based on the outskirts of Colchester, that is looking for a personable and proactive Accounts Assistant to join the team.

You will be responsible for providing proactive, financial information to all employees, where required, whilst driving best practices to comply with all company procedures, documented policies and financial legislation.

Key duties include but are not limited to:

  • Process all paperwork ensuring all payments and receipts comply with the correct procedures and are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Answer queries from customers/suppliers/employees providing accurate information to ensure excellent customer service is maintained.
  • Input information into the relevant systems, for which you have responsibility, check and reconcile data where appropriate and identify and resolve any discrepancies to ensure 100% accuracy.
  • Assist in the development of processes and procedures to improve the efficiency of financial activities within the department.
  • Continually audit the accuracy of the information held by the Finance Department to ensure standards are being adhered to.
  • Monitor all information to ensure it is up-to-date and held in a secure location in order to comply with GDPR legislation.

Key skills and qualities required for this role:

  • Working knowledge of basic accountancy principles.
  • Knowledge of payroll systems is preferable but not essential.
  • Applicable accounting qualifications such as AAT.
  • Payroll experience and working in an office environment.
  • Accounting software and Microsoft office knowledge is essential - Sage is preferred.
  • Microsoft Excel beginner to an intermediate level.
  • Numeracy skills with attention to detail.
  • Time management and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Problem-solving.

Due to the location of this company, you must have access to your own transport.

This is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop your career in a great team within an excellent working environment.

Free parking is available.

Contact Bridie James to talk about this role on 01376 517079