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Accounts Assistant

  • Ref: LCIG030920
  • Ashton Under-Lyne
  • Posted: 4 weeks ago
  • Salary Expectation: £19,000

Availability/Notice Period: Immediate


  • 2020 AAT Level 4 Qualified
  • 2015 Higher National Certificate Accounting
  • 2011 General Certificate of Education (A Levels) including Maths and English

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including Vlookups and Pivot Tables
  • Sage 50

Career Summary

Current Employer – A Publishing Company

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – May 2019 – September 2020

  • Reported to the Group Finance Controller and Senior Accounts Assistant
  • Had the opportunity to ‘step up’ whilst the Group FC was on maternity leave
  • Year End – assisted Senior Accountants Assistant with preparation of Accruals and Inter Company Transfers
  • Updated Budget Data including Analysis on previous Month’s Spend
  • Foreign Currency Reconciliations -including US Dollar / Euro’s and Sterling
  • Assisted with Queries from External Auditors
  • Sole Responsibility for preparation of Invoices for all the International Events – ensured correct VAT Code is applied for entries, tickets, and sponsorship’s
  • Responsible for preparation of Bank Account Reconciliations across 7 Bank Accounts – Daily and Weekly again FX and Sterling
  • Responsible for Posting and Reconciliation of all Payments – allocated Payments to specific Events / Publications
  • Daily processed Payments via PayPal / Strip and HSBC – again Allocated Payments to correct Account – also set up of DD Payments / process Refunds etc.
  • Responsible for raising FX Sales Invoices and Credit Notes
  • Responsible for timely and accurate process Purchase Invoicing
  • Responsible for Post Accruals and Prepayments (and reversing them when necessary)
  • Processed Employees’ Expenses and Monthly Business Credit Cards Statements
  • Provided support with Month End duties
  • Assisted with Credit Control function – this became a critical tasks as the pandemic hit – contacted Clients by Telephone / Letter and Email
  • Ad hoc duties as required


Previous Employer – Retailer

Position – Cashier

Dates – February 2018 – April 2019