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Temporary Finance /Accounts role with a possibility of permanency for the right candidate.

We are looking for a confident and experienced person to take over the running of the accounts department. You will be the sole person in the accounts department within a manufacturing business. Experience of working within the manufacturing industry is essential.

We are looking for a candidate who can confidently use Sage Line 50, have experience of Sales ledger , purchase ledger, and bank reconciliations. Must also have experience dealing with online banking and raising cheques. If you have experience producing VAT returns and corresponding with HMRC that would be advantageous.

This is an office based role with an immediate start - pending reference checks.

Please see below for the job specification.

Finance and Accounts Role

Must haves:
" Very good all round knowledge of all aspects of Sage 50
" Fully versed with purchase and sales ledger
" Ability and confidence to communicate with suppliers and customers verbally and in writing
" Chase late payers
" Monitor customer credit limits with regards to goods being released
" Understand working in manufacturing businesses
" Raise sales orders / order acknowledgements and invoices on Sage
" Know how to part allocate stock on Sage
" Good with Excel
" Bank reconciliations
" Know how to prepare Trail Balance
" Know how to prepare information for end of year accounts for accountants
" Have minimum 5 year's experience in financial / accounts role
" Good level of English and Maths
" Good at sending correspondence emails / letters to customers / suppliers and various external bodies
" Highly organised
" Ability to improve or implement basic systems which may not currently exist
" Good up to date all round IT proficiency
" Know how to email and print various documents from Sage
" Be able to resolve problems
" Raise cheques for suppliers
" Must be willing to do administrative tasks including daily use of franking machine for post, ordering office supplies etc
" VAT returns
" Dealt with company expenses / petty cash
" Online business banking
" Dealing with any submissions for HMRC other than VAT
" Submission of Intrastats to ONS
" Know how to use PDQ machine for card payments

Beneficial but not essential:
" Some knowledge of dispatch / export documentation (majority of our sales are export)
" Any other financial reporting e.g. for management accounts or reporting for bank
" Any experience dealing with external bodies such as FCA and credit check agencies
" Providing various management information
" Experience liaising with logistics companies
" AAT Level 2-3 or above
" Liaising with company accountants on various aspects of business
" Knowledge of company payroll
" Cash flow statements / forecasting
" Knowledge of online payments providers such as Paypal and Worldpay
" Knowledge of international payments in different currencies

Personal Attributes
" Hard working
" Trustworthy
" Understand commercial world and have commercial acumen
" Focused
" Willing to take on new tasks
" Be able to handle responsibility
" Ability to grow with the company and increase responsibility levels
" Be a fast worker and able to handle a high work load
" High level of attention to detail
" Know importance of confidentiality in this role
" Ability to learn things don't currently know and research them and grow into role
" Be able to pick new things up quickly
" Be flexible and adaptable and support other functions and departments of business


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