Accountant

Aspire Cambridge

Aspire Cambridge are recruiting for an Accountant on behalf of our client in Waterbeach, Cambridge.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and pro-active individual to work alongside our clients Accounts Assistant as their full-time Company Accountant.

This is a varied and challenging role and the successful applicant. Applicants should have suitable qualifications (ideally, AAT Level 4) and at least four years of proven book-keeping/accounting responsibility leading up to year-end audit preparation.
 
The role will be divided into the following areas:
Accounts
  • Sales Ledger. Posting sales invoices, allocating receipts
  • Purchase Ledger: Coding and posting purchase invoices.
  • Creating single and batch supplier payments
  • On-line electronic banking
  • Month end and year end reconciliation prior to submission to external auditor
  • Producing in depth management reports including: P&L, aged debtors, sales territory, products
    and others
  • Bank. Sterling, euro and US$ daily postings
  • Reconciliation of petty cash
  • Expenses: salesmen receipts, Credit card categorisation
  • Commissions payable: salesman, agents
  • VAT and Intrastat monthly returns.  
 Credit Control  
  • Checking credit ratings on customers and setting credit limits on customer accounts,
  • Monitoring payment records
  • Direct pursuance of default debtors by phone, email, fax and letter.
  • Maintain detailed Excel Spreadsheet of debt chasing activity
  • Issuing monthly customer statements    
General
  • Cash flow and expenditure forecasting reports and spreadsheets.
  • Banking cheques
  • Currency issuance and returns
  • Dealing with all insurance issues
  • Administration of pension schemes: staff and Directors’ accounts and contributions
  • Producing monthly management accounts reports: monthly sales, territory sales,
    forecast v achieved
  • Salary advice notes, reconciliation and distribution of pay slips
  • Regularly updating (and creating new ones) Accounts procedures on the server
Other accounts related tasks may be required subject to the department need.  

People Skills
The successful candidate will have excellent numeration and communication skills (both face-to-face and via the telephone) and must be a good team player. Experience of working in a similar role is essential. This is a varied and challenging role so candidates must be able to prioritise their own workload. The successful applicant will report directly to the Managing Director
 
Computer Skills
Experience of Word and Excel is essential.
Experience of book-keeping with SAGE 50 advantageous.
 
Start: ASAP 
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridge
Hours: Mon to Fri 37.5 hours, variable Start/Finish Times
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Benefits: Contributory company pension scheme, Life assurance, 23 days annual holiday (3 days to be taken over Christmas) + public holidays Summer, BBQ/Christmas and monthly staff company lunches, Cycle to work scheme, Long Term Service Awards for employees  

If you are interested in this position, feel you have the relevant experience and skills and would like to apply, please call our team on 01223 855440 or apply online.

Whilst we’d love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible, so if you haven’t heard from us within 3-5 days, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Aspire Cambridge is acting as an Employment Agency in regards to this Permanent opportunity.