Accounts Assistant

Website Surrey Choices

Every Life, Every Chance

Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Location: Walton-on-Thames

Home based, with some working in Walton-on-Thames (especially initially for training)

Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £23,050 – £25,180 per annum

Closing date: 24 August 2022

Contract type: 12-month fixed-term contract

We want to ensure people with disabilities have opportunities to achieve the same as everyone else: a home of their own, something meaningful to do and in their local communities, in a way that they choose. Our role is to provide creative and sustainable support which enables people to live active and healthy lives.

We are looking an enthusiastic and confident team player with a can-do attitude to provide support to our Finance department at Surrey Choices. The successful candidate will assist with:

data entry into the Xero system, processing purchase ledger across all activity centres/services; ensuring all purchase invoices are fully authorised, coded and posted to the right cost centres, set up and maintain existing account details with the purchase ledger
preparing payment runs and process BACS payments in a timely manner
managing the business expense system and ensure payments are made in a timely manner
with purchase order process and ensure the system is reconciled with the accounting system monthly, posting journals, reconciliations and analysis as required, assist with cash flow data and other ad hoc analysis
processing some sales invoices as required
in month end close processes; balance the general ledger/trial balance, prepayment, accruals processing and posting
cash and banking, bank reconciliation
query resolution and partnering with Surrey County Council in all invoicing query
What we would like from you:

AAT/CAT qualified, Part qualified ACCA/CIMA or similar qualification (although candidates who are qualified by experience will be considered).
Working knowledge of the finance department and dealing with non-financial colleagues is highly desirable
Have experience dealing with purchase and sales ledgers
Have a positive altitude and have empathy for people with disabilities
Ability to handle high levels of pressure and be proactive and decisive
High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
To be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt
The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role with the ability to learn quickly in a small team environment. You will have great written and verbal communication skills and MS Office skills and with an ability to multitask and remain motivated and positive.

When you work for us, you will enjoy the following benefits:

Full training given – career progression encouraged
25 days leave plus bank holidays
£300 refer a friend scheme
Generous pension and sick pay
45p per mile expenses between bookings
Employee Assistance Programme
Automatic entry into Perkbox benefit scheme
Employee Recognition Award Scheme
For an informal conversation and to find out more about this rewarding role, please contact Nick Ighodaro, Management Accountant on 07711761148.

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