Accounts Payable & Finance Administrator

Recruiter
Room At The Top Recruitment
Location
Hoddesdon
Salary
24000.00 - 26000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
15 Apr 2019
Closes
14 May 2019
Job role
Accounts payable
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Accounts Payable & Sales Ledger/Finance Administrator

Our Global Client is an international, premier R&D service provider for the life science industry is looking for an additional person to join their Finance team.

The Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger/Finance Administratorwill be based at the Hoddesdon site, reporting to the Financial Controller and providing support to Finance Director as part of a growing Finance team. Occasional travel to other UK sites may be required. The salary range is GBP24k to GBP26k depending on experience.

You must have Purchase Ledger/Accounts Payable experience, although within 2 or 3 months, you will need to learn how to carry out the sales ledger duties to provide maternity cover.

The team is currently 1 purchase ledger, 1 sales ledger providing some cover for each other's roles during holiday absences.

Main purpose of the job:

Working as part of a team, sharing responsibility for accurately managing the purchase ledger and sales ledger, processing payments in a timely manner, and carrying out other finance administration duties as requested by the Financial Controller.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing the purchase ledger.
  • Posting purchase invoices/credit notes onto a multi–currency accounting system.
  • Reconciling supplier statements to purchase ledger accounts and checking debit balance accounts.
  • Producing supplier payment runs and managing these within a cash budget.
  • Processing the supplier BACS and payment runs in a number of different currencies.
  • Dealing with purchase ledger queries internally and externally, in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Posting UK and overseas staff expense claims and processing for weekly payments.
  • Reconciling and posting company credit cards statements onto the accounting system.
  • Production of purchase invoice accruals for month end.
  • Managing the sales ledger
  • Raising and sending sales invoices.
  • Producing weekly aged debtors report for management.
  • Debt collection and processing customer invoice queries, providing forecast information.
  • Cash book postings, weekly bank reconciliations and cash flow forecasts.
  • Performing petty cash control and reconciliations.
  • Any other adhoc duties as required within the finance department.

Person Specification – Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working within a finance department, with a sound knowledge of the principles of purchase ledger and an understanding of sales ledger.
  • Experience of using ERP systems within large or medium sized businesses.
  • Highly accurate, paying close attention to detail with sound numeracy skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to gain credibility with management, staff and clients.
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise and manage varied work tasks.
  • Well–developed IT skills, with a good working knowledge of MS Office, specifically MS Excel.

Person Specification – Desirable Requirements:

  • AAT qualified or working towards finance related qualification.
  • Experience of Access Dimensions accounting software.

Qualities & Behaviours:

  • Honesty, discretion and confidentiality
  • Results oriented
  • Customer service focused
  • Be flexible and adapt to a growing business and its needs

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