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Accounts Assistant

  • Location

    Bury St Edmunds

  • Sector:

    Accountancy Recruitment

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £25000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Annette Rowland

  • Contact email:

    Annette@compasspoint.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

  • Job ref:

    J34454

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-06

  • Start date:

    2021-01-22

  • Consultant:

    Annette Rowland

I am currently recruiting for a company based in Rougham who are seeking a new member for their finance team on a full time, permanent basis.

This role will be in the capacity of Accounts Assistant Purchase Ledger and Data Controller.

Working in a team of 3, they are looking for someone to join the company for them to invest in for the long-term to grow and develop your accountancy career.

To begin with you will be responsible for all round Purchase Ledger duties, with the opportunity to grow with the company, who themselves are growing by circa 20% year on year.

Over time your role will expand to include further finance duties leading in the long term to you assisting with month end accounts etc.

Reporting into the Financial Controller, they are looking at AAT Studiers/Qualified or ACCA/CIMA studiers.

Strong Excel skills and an interest in analysis and analysing data would be ideal.

The role of the Accounts Assistant - Purchase Ledger and Data Controller will be to support the Financial Controller and Assistant Accountant by ensuring the efficient and effective processing of financial transactions on behalf of the organisation, as well as ensuring data accuracy across the company ERP system and providing relevant and useful data summaries and insights for the Financial Controller and Senior Leadership Team as required.


Purchase Ledger responsibilities:

-Purchase Ledger Control registration of invoices onto the SOP/accounts system, sending out to authorisers through our digital system and input of authorised invoices onto the accounts system.
-Production of payment runs, supplier and expenses and associated Remittances.
-Maintain record of suggested payments
-Maintain KPI data
-Assisting the Financial Controller & Assistant Accountant with the Year end and Audit process.
-Responsible for the recording of Petty Cash transactions and payments out in conjunction with the Financial Controller.
-Matching of purchases and haulage to orders
-Accurately record new supplier information onto the Accounts & CRM systems as appropriate to the accounts process.
-Maintenance of Purchase Order pads and issue of.
-Communicate and coordinate with internal departments.
-Carry out administrative duties such as answering telephones, filing, copying and scanning accounting paperwork.
-Provide cover for Assistant Accountant duties when required.
-Any other administrative duties as requested by the Financial Controller or Assistant Accountant.


Data Controller responsibilities:

-Responsible for ensuring accuracy within ERP system
-Responsible for ensuring power BI reports are up to date and current with information required
-Supplying ad hoc information / reports as and when required from ERP & Power BI
-Preparing templates for forecasting & ensuring input into modelling system
-Maintain pricing tools
-Maintain position list
-Maintaining scanned document storage system


Person specification;

-Minimum 2 years' experience;
-Open Accounts software experience preferable.
-AAT Qualified (or in progress) desirable.
-Well-developed understanding of the overall accounts function.
-Strong Excel and general IT skills
-Understanding of how to manage, convert and display data
-Outgoing, friendly and professional countenance.
-Flexible, adaptable approach to work and an interest in industry advancement and ensuring department best practice.


This is a permanent opportunity, working for a lovely, friendly, expanding company where you can really develop your knowledge and career.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

Benefits include:

•Contributory pension
•Onsite parking (free)
•Free refreshments (tea, coffee, fruit etc)
•Wellbeing support (inc. EAP system)
•Life assurance after 1 years' service
•Enhanced MAT leave after 1 years' service (8 weeks at full pay, 8 weeks at 50% or STAT, whichever is higher)
•23 days holiday (rising to 26 after 5 years' service)
•Closed at Christmas / bank holidays
•Paid staff events
•Tailored training
•No weekend working
•COVID-Safe

Free parking on-site.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please let me know asap.