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Accountant

  • Location:

    Shepperton

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £50,000

  • Contact:

    Karen Hope

  • Contact email:

    karen@clarkerecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01784 465341

  • Job ref:

    J966

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-22

A unique opportunity has arisen to join my client as their Accountant , a small but friendly team awaits the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be a results-oriented, part qualified/qualified Financial Accountant who will sit within the Finance team and have a strong focus on the accounting and financial compliance for this expanding business. The post holder must be diligent with a strong focus on detail, they must take ownership of tasks and be comfortable taking on new challenges. Responsibility will also include managing an Accounts Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Be a key member of the Accounts Department responsible for working with in-house and external teams in the provision of the reporting process.

  • Be able to perform data entry with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Be able to assist with quarterly and monthly tax returns, along with payroll, operating and business taxes.

  • Ensure that entries in respect of cost accruals and journal entries are accurate and reflect the costs incurred in the relevant month.

  • Provide support during the annual audit ensuring a timely and effective result.

Primary Tasks:-

  • Check German bank daily and update Sage and cashbook spreadsheets accordingly.

  • Check and generate EU sales invoices, amend as required and send to customers.

  • Generate standard commercial invoices for non EU deliveries.

  • Generate Special commercial invoices, certificates of origin and any special export documentation for non EU deliveries.

  • Upload export invoice information to Invoice finance system.

  • Progress chase export customer payments as required.

  • Check weekly and monthly supplier payment runs and authorise payments.

  • Generate monthly Intrastat Departures, EC sales lists and VAT reports for submission to HMRC.

  • Submit monthly Intrastat Departures, EC sales lists and VAT reports to HMRC.

  • Generate monthly Intrastat Arrivals for submission to HMRC.

  • Submit monthly Intrastat Arrivals to HMRC.

  • Process all payments.

  • Generate monthly Intrastat Departures, EC sales lists and VAT reports for submission to German tax authorities.

  • Submit monthly Intrastat Departures, EC sales lists and VAT reports to German tax authorities.

  • Generate monthly Intrastat Arrivals for submission to German tax authorities.

  • Submit monthly Intrastat Arrivals to German tax authorities.

  • UK staff payroll.

  • Furlough Scheme HMRC returns.

  • Internal management of the Company pension scheme.

  • Assist senior management with HMRC Customs and Excise or PAYE/VAT tax inspections.

  • Provide business statistics to HM Government when required.

  • Manage foreign cash for company staff overseas travel.

  • Manage Sterling petty cash.

  • Manage UK corporate credit cards.

  • Maintain internal accounting related spreadsheets.

  • Preparation of miscellaneous accounts or finance information as required.

Secondary Tasks:-

  • Check UK bank accounts daily and update Sage and cashbook spreadsheets.

  • Process customer Credit Card payments.

  • Process cheques received from customers and pay into bank accounts.

  • Check and generate UK sales invoices, amend if necessary, and send to customers.

  • Check and generate non EU sales invoices, amend if necessary, and send to customers.

  • Upload UK invoice information to the invoice finance system.

  • Reconcile UK financial transactions with the invoice finance system monthly statement.

  • Reconcile export financial transactions with the invoice finance weekly and monthly statements.

  • Generate UK sales ledger month end statements and send to customers.

  • Generate non factored sales ledger month end statements and send to customers.

  • Progress chase UK customer payments.

  • Review existing or obtain new UK and export customer credit limits as required. Refer to Senior Management as appropriate and update Sage.

  • Create purchase orders for freight, duty and VAT. Process invoices, check and resolve any errors.

  • Create purchase orders for Utilities and non product invoices, process invoices, check and resolve any errors.

  • Receive product supplier invoices, process, check and resolve any errors.

  • Enter supplier invoices into Sage.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly supplier payment runs and input into the bank system.

  • Generate supplier remittance advices and send to suppliers.

  • Collate credit card expenses for input into Sage.

  • Input Credit Card and cash expenses into Sage.

  • Check carriers import entry paperwork for imported goods.

  • Reconcile bank statements with Sage.

  • Reconcile Streamline customer credit card payments with Sage.

  • Deliver and collect Chamber of Commerce documents.

  • Create non product Purchase orders as necessary.

  • Enter supplier invoices into Sage.

  • Check Sales Invoices and send to customers.

Attributes.

  • Able to work unsupervised or as part of a team.

  • Able to work under pressure.

  • Highly organised in the workplace.

  • Willing to learn.

  • Reliable time keeping, conscientious and with a strong work ethic.

  • Hold a full UK driving licence.

Qualifications and Experience.

  • Part-qualified Accountant (ACA or equivalent), with a minimum of 3-years accounting experience

  • Strong accounting knowledge

  • Experience of month end close, functional reporting and preparation of statutory accounts and reporting experience

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

  • Experience in multi-currency accounting systems.

  • Ideally good knowledge of Sage