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Group Accounts Assistant

  • Ref: KRLH100921
  • Halifax
  • Posted: 1 week ago
  • Salary Expectation: £30,000

Availability/Notice Period: 4 Weeks


  • 2016 Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Numbers / AAT Level 4 (Part Complete) – Kaplan Financial
  • 2011 Level 1 Adult Literacy / AAT Level 2 / Bookkeeping Level 1 / GCSE English – Huddersfield Technical College
  • 2004 GCSEs achieved in Maths and English – Ryburn Valley High School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Iris Payroll
  • Sage 50

Career Summary

Current Employer – Supplier

Position – Group Accounts Assistant

Dates – January 2017 – Present

  • Daily use of Encore Accounting system completing general accounting tasks over 5 company ledgers
  • Day to day management of the Sales and Purchase Ledger including invoicing, payment allocations and payment runs
  • Resolving queries with colleagues, customers and suppliers ensuring debtor and payable days are within the company terms
  • Liaising with a high volume of national customers and suppliers by telephone, email, and letter building a strong working relationship and resolving queries promptly
  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly bank, till and cash reconciliations including invoice finance
  • Processing and analysis of the weekly payroll using Iris Payroll
  • Managing the payroll system and ensuring all employee records are accurate and software updates are completed
  • Implementation of electronic HR and payslip system to be compliant with GDPR
  • Management of the HR system and main point of contact throughout the group ensuring all records are up to date and managed daily
  • Monthly reconciliation of the company pension scheme and PAYE
  • Submitting monthly figures to the Pension Portal and HMRC website
  • Monthly reconciliation and analysis of the P&L and Balance sheet ensuring they balance as per the management accounts, including accruals and prepayments
  • Daily use of Microsoft programs, creating spreadsheets as a reconciliation tool and a form of reporting and analysis, creating credit control letters and emails to debtors
  • Preparation of monthly/yearly budgets and cashflow
  • Assisting the accounts manager in preparation of the monthly/year-end accounts including posting inter-company journals and producing the year end audit files
  • Reporting monthly, quarterly, and yearly to the directors, department managers and external accountants
  • Assisting the Group Accounts Manager with any other business-related tasks
  • General office administration tasks completed to assist other members of team when required


Previous Employer – Supplier

Position – Bookkeeper

Dates – February 2009 – December 2016

  • Daily use of Sage 50 Accounts completing general accounting tasks
  • Day to day management of the Sales and Purchase Ledger including invoicing, cash allocation and control of payment runs
  • Liaised with a high volume of national and international customers and suppliers by telephone, email, or letter to resolve specific invoice and payment queries
  • Weekly and Monthly bank and cash ledger reconciliations
  • Processed the weekly payroll using Sage Payroll and managing confidential employee records
  • Daily factoring inputting and managing roles, liaising with the factoring company to ensure all debtor accounts are up to company standards
  • Daily use of Microsoft programs, creating credit control letters and spreadsheets as a form of reporting
  • Reconciliation of quarterly VAT return using Sage Accounts and manual techniques
  • Reported monthly, quarterly, and yearly to the CEO and MD
  • General office administration tasks completed to assist other members of my team at busy periods


Previous Employer – Supplier

Position – Production Supervisor

Dates – October 2007 – February 2009

  • Produced accurate floor plans from architect’s plans to a tight deadline
  • Developed measured plans from onsite visits to client’s properties
  • Liaised with national clients via email, telephone, post and on a one-to-one basis
  • Act as central contact point for international colleagues
  • Trained new recruits to the standard required to excel in the job


Previous Employer – Travel Company

Position – Travel Advisor

Dates – June 2007 – October 2007

  • High levels of customer service through various forms of communication
  • Researched different travel destinations to provide a tailor-made holiday to suit the client’s specification
  • Strong numerical skills in dealing with cash, cheques, and card transactions
  • Produced accurate end of day accounts
  • Good attention to detail when checking invoices and tickets to be despatched to the client


Previous Employer – Supplier

Position – Floor Plan Technician

Dates – August 2004 – June 2007


Position – Waitress/Bar Staff

Dates – May 2002 – February 2008