Accounts Assistant

  • Location
    Horsham, West Sussex
  • Category
    Accountancy - Accounts Assistant
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • External Reference
    JN-012020-114070
  • Salary
    20000 £ - 21000 £ / Year


We are currently working with a fun, friendly, and exciting logistics company looking for an Accounts Assistant to join the team in Horsham.


Applicants should be self-driven, results orientated, flexible, good communicator, able to work on own initiative, clear focus on producing high quality work.



This role is a brilliant role for someone looking to progress their career within accounting and finance.


JOB TITLE: Accounts Assistant - Purchase Ledger


JOB TYPE: Permanent


COMPANY TYPE: Logistics Company



HOURS: 9:00am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday



SALARY: £20,000 - £21,000 per annum plus amazing benefits and opportunity to progress!



LOCATION: Horsham



CULTURE: Professional, friendly, corporate yet friendly atmosphere with a buzzy vibe -



BENEFITS: Pension Scheme, Holiday pay (25 days), flexible working hours, team incentives, fun and friendly environment, etc.!



WOW FACTOR: Incredibly interesting and upbeat environment; varied and busy role with a great team!


The business operates is a high transaction environment with frequent payment runs to numerous large, and multiple small carriers supplying services. Strong control of the purchase ledger is therefore essential to ensure that services are uninterrupted and strong supplier relationships are maintained by timely and accurate payments. This must be achieved whilst minimising the businesses exposure to overpayments through regular reconciliations and commercial awareness.


Key responsibilities:



  • Daily maintenance of the purchase ledger, including accurate allocation of cash, and focus on older balances

  • A focus on accurate and consistent coding and considering VAT treatment of all entries

  • Reconciliation of small carrier payments to the internal 'Operations System' (PO system) to ensure accurate charges

  • Resolution of disputes and queries though business partnering with internal departments and suppliers

  • Ensuring costs have been approved and be matched to a PO in line with policy

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements

  • Preparation of weekly payments runs

  • Credit Card- Review and post transactions

  • Post fuel card invoices and reconcile associated mileage claims

  • Consideration for prepayment and accruals

  • Accurate and timely allocation of cash received

  • Ownership for the accurate and timely recording of transactions

  • Production of weekly Aged Creditors report with commentary

  • Other duties as required


Key skills and experience required:



  • Previous experience of using 'NetSuite' financial software an advantage

  • Experience of working in a high transaction purchase ledger environment

  • A keen eye for detail is essential alongside a talent for problem solving and analysis

  • Good Excel skills

  • Ability to multi task to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Demonstrable experience of commercial analysis and thinking



NB: If this company and position appeals to you then please apply your CV on-line. Advertised by Office Angels, Partnership Accounts branch. Please note that due to a high volume of response Office Angels receive; only successful candidates will be contacted. For the purposes of the Regulations, please note that Office Angels in the provision of these services will be operating as a recruitment agency. Office Angels are an equal opportunities employer

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