Accounts Assistant

Car Trawler
Dublin South
26 Sep 2018
17 Oct 2018
Job role
The purpose of your role:   The chosen person will work within our finance operations team specifically on partner related costs and payments. They will be required to maintain excellent performance of their daily, weekly and monthly tasks. What you'll be doing day to day:         Day-to day responsibility within the team for the partner related processes including: liaising with internal stakeholders to ensure partner related queries are resolved, that commercial changes are accurately captured by finance, and that key information is shared across relevant functions within the organisation processing relevant costs/accruals accurately to the company's financial system, ensuring that all costs are coded to the appropriate ledger accounts owning with month end analysis and reconciliations of partner balances & costs each month maintaining up to date filing of invoices/statements etc. Management of scheduled payment runs including: validating partner balances to be paid seeking and verifying approvals where necessary preparing the payment journals from the bank posting payments to the company's financial system reconciling payments and creditor accounts liaising with the bank to resolve payment queries when necessary Manage the debt collection process for the partners who receive payment directly from customers. This involves the following: issuing monthly statements to our partners allocating funds received accurately in our accounting system actively pursuing aged balances escalating issues where  necessary with manager and Partner Management team Monitoring the Finance mailbox to ensure all e-mails are dealt with within agreed timeframes Communicating externally with partners on matters regarding their account/payments Preparing bi-monthly VAT returns for review and submission Assisting with audit requests in a timely and accurate manner Supporting the finance team in the delivery of timely and accurate monthly management financial information Working closely with other members of the Finance team on various ad hoc projects and general day-to-day operations What background we're looking for: Excellent computer knowledge; strong excel skills are essential including experience working with large volumes of data Accounting or finance background is desirable Experience in managing relationships internally or externally would be a distinct advantage Fluent English speaker The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate… Conscientiousness regarding their work and a willingness to take full ownership of their areas of work Excellent teamwork Ability to work well under pressure whilst also demonstrating a keen eye for detail Intuitiveness by proactively resolve problems Self-motivation and self-drive Ability to manage their own time within a fast paced changing environment Good relationship building skills The ability to step back from the detail and look at the bigger picture, and also to challenge existing practices Strong problem solving skills combined with strong analytical skills Excellent communication (both written and oral)