General Ledger Accounts Assistant

Bedford, Bedfordshire
£20000 - £23000 per annum
01 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Seehab Ahmed
Contract type
Full time

The opportunity to join as a General Ledger Accounts Assistant - Temp to Perm in a role offering exposure in a varied role. Working in a busy environment with a large Finance team this role is ideal for someone who will be able to add value straight away.

Client Details

A reputable brand in the Transport and Rail industry that is fast growing and looking to bring on a talented individual as a General Ledger Accounts Assistant - Temp to Perm. They have an expertise within their specialised sector and are and industry leader in the country yet manage to maintain a family feeling across the business. Based within Bedford, they are an easy commute for anyone located locally or in Luton, Milton Keynes, or the surrounding area with free parking on site.


The General Ledger Accounts Assistant - Temp to Perm duties and responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of parts of the Purchase and Sales Ledger and managing the company ledgers
  • Processing and Raising Invoices using the in-house software
  • Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Producing consolidated invoicing and dealing with supplier queries
  • Completing bank reconciliations, including entry of payments and receipts of sales - Monthly
  • Processing journals and assisting with month end procedures
  • Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the finance team
  • Dealing with VAT invoices
  • Credit Control - chasing debt to maintain debt ledger as and when required
  • Weekly cash and credit card reconciliations to identify any variances
  • Processing expenses and other similar query resolution
  • Any ad-hoc duties as required by the Line Manager


Desired experience and skill set for this General Ledger Accounts Assistant - Temp to Perm role:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Part Qualified in either ACCA/CIMA/ACA or AAT Qualified
  • Previous experience of working in a similar commercial fast paced environment
  • Capable of working using own initiative to anticipate and resolve issues
  • Accuracy and excellent attention to detail
  • Highly analytical and numerate
  • Locally based in Bedford with your own transport
  • Strong Excel skills to include pivot tables and VLOOKUPS
  • Flexible team player
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a busy environment to strict deadlines
  • Desire to improve processes and commit to the role for the next 2-3 years, growing within the position

Job Offer

The opportunity to join a prominent organisation within the Transport and Rail industry that is financially strong and looking to invest in talent to develop. Alongside the competitive salary for the role there are a number of benefits that are on offer for members of the Finance Team.

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