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Accounts Assistant

Engineering Professionals
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darcy lever, bolton
£20,000 to £24,000 per annum
26 May 2022
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Purpose of Job

To provide a professional and timely accounting service in respect to all payments of invoices and expenses through the Purchase Ledger. With absolute adherence to the Delegation of Authority.

Ensure effective cash management, timely raising of sales ledger invoices and effective recovery of Aged Debtors.

Support the Finance Team to ensure month-end deadlines are met, forecasts are accurate, and queries are dealt with in a professional and courteous manner.

Key Objectives

This is an office-based role working within the Finance Department. The post holder is responsible for supporting the provision of financial information to the business to ensure the effective running of the Company finances.

Main Responsibilities

To pursue outstanding invoices for the company.

To ensure that the purchase ledger is accurately maintained, and process deadlines (payment dates) are met.

To ensure suppliers are paid in accordance with agreed terms and conditions, or in accordance with best practice.

To ensure good internal control with respect to the purchase ledger function.

Investigate and resolve purchase ledger queries as required.

To reconcile suppler statements to supplier purchase ledger accounts.

Responsible for the monthly closure of the purchase ledger including payment and credit control, management reports, aged creditors.

To prepare payment batches and enter payment through HSBC.

Monthly completion of subcontractor’s tax return.

Ensure prompt scanning of supplier invoices.

Manage Invoices on Hold and Query Log.

Entry of sales invoices, allocation of receipts and collection of Aged Debtors.

Log weekly timesheets and ensure weekly reporting requirements and deadlines are met.

Support the weekly Cashflow Forecast

Provide Customer and Supplier credit checks.

Bank Reconciliations.

Preparing and entering journals to Sage.

Supporting the preparation of management accounts and month-end duties including reconciliations.

Management of Petty Cash

Performance Standards

A strong customer service focus, and the ability to build effective working relationships with employees and external stakeholders/suppliers.
Timely preparation and processing of information for monthly accounts.
High attention to detail and an orderly approach to processing.
The ability to work effectively in a team environment and to process to deadlines.
Delivery of KPI’s agreed with the Financial Director.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Previous experience within an Accounts Assistant position

AAT studier (not essential)

Computerised accounting purchase-ledger experience, preferably SAGE Line 50.

Sound working knowledge of MS Windows-based software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail and the internet.

Driven and motivated with the desire to learn and develop and grow in the role as the business grows.

Good character, polite and pleasant in the workplace and willing to assist the team as necessary

Excellent attention to detail, very meticulous and well organised.

Ability to work in a focused manner.

Please send your CV in the first instance.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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