Accounts Assistant – Purchase Ledger – AAT Study Support Ref: 13669

Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Excellent opportunity for a candidate with some Accounts Payable experience to progress their career in Finance with a company that will invest in their future. A passion for Sport and Sports Nutrition would be a very strong competitive advanadge. Candidates must enjoy working within a team, happy to deal with admin and ready to work in a fast paced environment.

Role Info

Accounts Assistant – Purchase Ledger – AAT Study Support
Colchester, Essex | Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus

About Us:

We are a global eCommerce business selling high quality sports nutrition products directly to consumers at the lowest possible prices. The company was formed in 2005 and has grown rapidly. It has a 60,000 square foot warehouse and manufacturing facility based in Colchester, Essex and a 100,000 square foot distribution centre in Wroclaw, Poland. We are a highly ambitious business and has grown its top line at around 40% per annum over the past three years.

The Accounts Assistant – Purchase Ledger Role

Reporting to the Account Payable Team Leader of the Finance Department, the Accounts Assistant will be responsible for managing purchasing invoices, supplier statements, external supplier relations and resolving queries. This role is for an individual looking to develop their career into Finance through on the job learning and AAT study support.

Key Accountabilities:

+ Processing invoices and credit notes onto the sage system accurately and in a timely manner following the company’s authorisation policies at all times
+ Communicating with both external and internal stakeholders, following up on any queries or discrepancies in a timely manner
+ Management of the purchase ledger, ensuring all balances held are correct and allocated where applicable
+ Performing bank reconciliations on a regular basis, balancing the bank account every time, queries to be followed up in a timely manner and resolved
+ Recognise all non-stock costs in the month they occurred, by means of posting invoices and recording of accrued costs on shared spreadsheet
+ Performing supplier statement reconciliations, confirming all balances on internal system match supplier statement, resolving any discrepancies in a timely manner
+ Working closely with other members of Accounts Payable team to meet month-end deadline
+ Liaising directly with suppliers and internal purchasing team to resolve any invoice queries, pricing differences and invoice payments
+ Coding all electronic documentation per company’s pre-determined conventions
+ Filing all unpaid and paid invoices as required
+ Prepayments to be documented on shared spreadsheet in time for monthly management accounts
+ Use of correct vat rates when processing invoices
+ Application of landed costs to stock POs prior to posting invoices, calculating accurately the correct landed costs per unit per line
+ Updating all shared spreadsheets accurately and in a timely manner
+ Processing refunds requested by the customer service team
+ Completing adhoc duties required by the company

Salary, Hours & Benefits:

+ Working hours: Monday to Friday 9am-6pm
+ Salary Competitive Salary + dependant on experience and qualifications + up to 15% annual company bonus
+ Location: Colchester

About You:

+ Experience preferred but not essential
+ Able to work accurately and efficiently to tight deadlines
+ Knowledge of Excel
+ Self-motivated and target driven with the ability to work independently
+ A good verbal and written communicator to all stakeholders internal and external to the business

This role profile is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The accountabilities may change and evolve according to the needs of the business and include any other task, duties and accountabilities appropriate to the job and position.

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Accounts Admin, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Assistant, Accounts Administrator

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