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Crayford Kent
Accounts Assistant - #JBD06572
Salary £24000 - £27000
Position type: Permanent
Contact person: Robert Creer

Accounts Assistant
Crayford, Kent

Reporting to: Finance and Operations Manager

Hours of Work:Full time 8am 5pm

Salary: starting on £24-27k pro rata depending on experience and qualification

JDS are looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join their team in Crayford, Kent.

The successful Accounts Assistant must have a through working knowledge of Sage Line 50 Accounts, Sage payroll would be beneficial but not essential.

You will be passionate about accounts with an exceptional attention to detail and have effective and clear communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.

The ideal Accounts Assistant will have strong commercial experience with Sage, meaning you will be able to pick up the core job duties involved in this role with ease including current processes.

At JDS career progression is highly encouraged and future opportunities of applying for team leader and management positions will be available to those who show the desire and commitment to take the next step and responsibilities.

Job Description

The purpose of the role will be to ensure all company accounts duties are completed accurately and

This includes but is not limited to:

Managing and reconciling Accounts for 2 companies using Sage Line 50 Accounts
Using Sage Pay to make payments as required
Bank Reconciliations
Credit Control
Customer Invoicing
Assisting with preparation of Monthly Management Accounts/WIPS/P&L Reports/Budget Spreadsheets
Weekly Expenses
Petty Cash
Credit Card Expenses and reconciliation
Send out monthly statements to customers
Purchase ledger
Investigating and solving any discrepancies for price/quantity with suppliers
Dealing with supplier and customer queries as and when received.
Allocate and post payments to the relevant supplier / customer accounts
Reconcile supplier statements
Any other general accounts and administration duties as and when required
CIS deductions and DRC invoices from subcontractors

Background and Experience Essential
Previous experience of working as an Accounts Assistant
Experience with the use of Sage 50, and ideally Sage Payroll, Sage Pay
Experience with the use of IT systems e.g. Word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint
Appropriate level of data protection, security awareness and confidentiality awareness

The successful Accounts Assistant

The ideal candidate for the role will possess: -

An advanced level of computer skills will need to be evidenced focusing on Microsoft Office in particular, Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Attention to detail
Capacity to work under pressure
Results and Customer service focused
Discretion and confidentiality is essential
Drive and passion
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Flexibility and open to change
Initiative, self-motivated, organised
High level of verbal and written skills
Professional attitude
Consistently display positive, professional and approachable behaviours displaying the company behaviours
Work co-operatively with others as part of a team.
Acting on initiative
Work well under pressure and to deadlines
Experience in prioritising conflicting workloads
Flexibility to travel when required eg meetings with clients on sites

Other Information

Working Hours Monday Friday, 8am 5pm
Overtime available
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Pension scheme available
Death in Service cover available
Healthcare scheme available after two years
3-month probationary period
Sociable company with regular events throughout the year
Welcoming environment and friendly team
Progression and training available
Full training on company specific/internal systems (Big Change) will be provided

Appointment is subject to successful interviews, completion of an application form, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references.

Some of our vacancies receive high numbers of applications and we may close the vacancy early when we have reached a maximum number of applications, you are advised to submit your application as early as possible.