Accounts Assistant

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    Preston, Lancashire

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    Up to £14.38 per hour

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    Vanessa Farrington

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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    6 Months

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Accounts Assistant; Preston; 6-month contract; 37 hours per week; £14.83 per hour PAYE
We are looking to recruit a temporary Accounts Assistant to be based at our client, BAE Systems site at Warton, Nr Preston
This role will report to the Financial Accountant in one of the operational team, 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.
Maintain the integrity of the LN System (for allocated operational responsibilities) ensuring that all relevant invoices/credit notes are processed accurately and in a timely manner.
Administration of the Accounts Receivable audit trail including but not an exhaustive list of filing, management of backup paperwork, providing copies of invoices to customers, sourcing DAINs paperwork
Assist the Team Leader Accounts Receivable in the management of the Accounts Receivable 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 BAE Finance Policies Manual to ensure accuracy of accounting information
Skills and Experience
Candidates should be able to work independently or as part of a team, be able to pro-actively contribute to the team environment. The post holder should be flexible and enthusiastic in your approach to tasks and be supportive of other team members in peak work load periods. An ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy is essential
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.
Morson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy

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