AP/Accounts Assistant

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24000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
06 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

My Client has an opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to join the Finance Team in Central London.

Client Details

A Financial Services company providing a wide range of products; they will soon become a Specialist Bank.



  • Purchase Ledger:

  • To run purchase ledger in an accurate, efficient and timely manner including:

    • Setting up new supplier accounts with an emphasis on payment via BACS
    • Maintaining account details on GP, Barclays.net and RBS Bankline
    • Matching invoices with purchase orders, accurately checking and coding invoices and input of invoices
    • Reviewing that trace, repossession, re-marketing etc invoices have been entered correctly onto ICS
    • Summarising, arranging approval and chasing up invoices as required
    • Challenging any costs that seem excessive and notifying the Financial Controller of any breakdown in internal controls within the payables system
    • Pay suppliers on a timely basis in line with Group policy
    • Monthly by BACS & CHQS approx. 5th Month
    • Weekly expenses, refunds and urgent invoices on Fridays
    • Commission by BACS & CHQS on the 15th Month
    • Reconciling invoices with supplier statements and with nominal ledger
    • Responding to Supplier queries
    • Maintain spreadsheet and control of all cheque books including re-ordering
    • Updates spreadsheets summarising banking, credit search, IT, premises, study, telephone etc costs

    Commission Ledger

    • Running the monthly commission ledger, debiting search costs and adjustments and paying introducers in line with Group policy
    • Sending out commission statements and making payments on 15th Month

    Management Information

    • Preparation of the Problem Accounts Report/0-10 down graphs/CRL Reports

    In Addition:

    • Process Write Offs for all Group Companies on a monthly basis
    • Keep up to date records for the group including maintaining cashbooks, daily banking, Management Accounts and VAT workpapers and reconciliations
    • Ad hoc work and duties as required from time to time including assisting others in the Accounts team and Reception and telephones
    • Downloading of bank statements, posting of all manual receipts, counter credits and CPI credit card payments
    • Update of cashflow
    • Daily banking - checking post-dated cheques, writing up the deposits, photocopy of cheques and taking it to the bank
    • Deal with numerous e-mail queries from other departments
    • Complete all Nominal Ledger reconciliations
    • Complete all early settlements, hostile terminations, rite-offs
    • Preparing VAT Workpapers and Reconciliation
    • Maintaining Fixed Asset Register
    • Covering for other Accounts staff as required
    • Ad hoc work and duties as required from time to time


    Candidates profile:

    • 2:1 Graduate with strong A-Levels
    • Looking to Study ACCA or CIMA
    • A solid understanding of Accounts Payable (minimum of 6 months experience)
    • Experience in similar roles
    • Strong Excel Skills

    This role requires a driven candidate who is keen to learn and progress.

    Job Offer

    Up to GBP25,000 Plus Study Support and additional benefits.