Accounts Assistant - York

Ref: 423 Date Posted: Monday 17 Jun 2024

Optimum Recruitment Group is currently working exclusively with a well established and growing business based in York, who are looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis to join the team.

The purpose of the role is to take full end to end responsibility for the purchase ledger (which will be approximately 80% of the role) along with other accounts assistant duties.  The role would suit an experienced accounts administrator with strong Excel skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • To accurately and efficiently process invoices into the accounting software.
  • To accurately match, batch and code invoices.
  • To seek authorisation for invoices processed in accordance with agreed authorisation levels.
  • To process payment runs which would include supporting the prioritisation of payments to help manage cash-flow, service needs and payment terms.
  • To identify those invoices which are exceptional or need escalating for payment or authorisation.
  • Purchase Ledger query handling – communicating with suppliers and operational management as required.
  • Carry out statement and bank reconciliations.
  • Maintain the company cashbooks.
  • To assist in month end duties, including accruals, prepayments and collection of information.

You must:

  • Be numerate with excellent attention to detail and be used to working within a purchase ledger processing role.
  • Be a team player, self motivated, organised and methodical.
  • Have outstanding communication skills.

Salary between £25,000 - £28,000 plus benefits depending on skills and experience.