Accounts Assistant

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

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    Up to £11.30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Vicky Turner

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Accounts Assistant; Preston; £11.30/hr PAYE; Contract

Working within he financial accounting team your role will involve being responsible for the recovery of payments from customers, payment to major equipment suppliers, completion of VAT returns and system reconciliations.

The team is expected to support the business in the provision of expert process advice, management of transactions and business reporting.

These roles will report to the financial accountant in one of the operational teams. Based near Preston, the role will be centred around the completion of transactional activities, preparation of standard reports and reconciliations, providing support the internal and external customers/supplier and maintenance of strong financial controls.

The role will provide an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to gain a sound understanding of financial accounting and will provide exposure to other business areas.

You should be able to work independently or as part of a team, be able to pro actively contribute to the team environment. You should be flexible and enthusiastic in your approach to tasks and be supportive of other team members in peak work load periods. You should be to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy.

Good communication skills are important in order to be confident when dealing with both internal and external Customers across Europe.

Experience of working within a Finance or Business Administration role would be advantageous, demonstrating good system skills including knowledge of Excel.
Full training and support will be provided in all aspects of the role.
The Financial Accounting team is highly motivated and central to business performance.

The business is undergoing a transformation phase with a new ERP system being deployed and this role is required to support in this transistionary period.


Maintain the integrity of the BaaN System (for allocated operational responsibilities) ensuring that all relevant invoices/credit notes are processed accurately and in a timely manner.

Administration of the Financial Accounting audit trail - including but not an exhaustive list of filing, management of backup paperwork, providing copies of invoices to customers, sourcing DAINs paperwork, processing supplier invoices, raising customer invoices

Assist the Team Leaders in the management of the Financial Accounting Documents in line with the Document Retention Policy

Basic accounting functions including but not an exhaustive list of producing KPI reports for Control Review

Enact financial controls in line with company policies manual to ensure accuracy of accounting information

Good skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

Communication, team working and motivation

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