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Senior Accounts Assistant

Published 14 May 2024
£26000 - £28000 per annum
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 14th May 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Senior Accounts Assistant / 6 Month FTC / Market Harborough / Hybrid Working / Up To £28,000

Macildowie are excited to be partnered with a fantastic local business recruiting for a passionate Senior Accounts Assistant to join a successful and forward-thinking business based in Market Harborough for a 6 month Fixed Term Contract.

Located in central Market Harborough this is easily accessible via Train.

This is the perfect opportunity for immediately available candidates or those on short-term notices.


  • Up to £28,000 per annum
  • 6 Month FTC - possible extension
  • Full Time
  • Hybrid Working - Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the office

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate control over the Sales and Purchase Ledger, overseeing weekly sales forecast reports and the consolidated sales pipeline. Ensure all records reconcile correctly to prevent errors in sales forecasting for senior management.
  • Collaborate closely with the Client Services team to capture sales movements promptly and address finance-related sales queries. Ensure invoices are correctly processed with necessary approvals and uploaded promptly. Proactively manage cash flow by monitoring and chasing accrued and current month sales.
  • Manage credit control for the Sales Ledger, promptly addressing overdue invoices with clients to minimize cash receipt delays. Conduct regular meetings to address overdue debts and ensure compliance with bank reconciliation requirements.
  • Set up and manage client accounts, conduct credit checks, and communicate any issues to relevant teams. Foster strong relationships across departments and support KPI reporting for various teams within Finance.
  • Meet internal deadlines set by the Financial Controller, including month-end tasks, VAT reporting, and updating weekly sales forecasts.
  • Review nominal codes for accuracy, educate internal teams on correct processes, and ensure timely upload of invoices to maximize available cash.
  • Stay updated on VAT and tax regulations, select appropriate VAT codes for sales invoicing, and review overheads for accurate reflection in financial reporting.

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • Experience working with management accounts
  • Experience working on finance ERP software
  • Possess a positive can do attitude
  • Work well as an individual or with little oversight

If you are interested in this role please upload a copy of your up to date CV and we will be in touch to tell you more about the role.

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Required Skills

  • accounts
  • purchase ledger
  • AP
  • P2P
  • AR
  • SL
  • Month end

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