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Accounts Payable Assistant

Hays Senior Finance
Westminster, London, England
GBP30000.0 - GBP35000.0 per annum + Annual Bonus, Excellent Benefits
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Energy, utilities and mining
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
You will join an established accounts payable team working for a leading sustainable business based in the West End of London. Due to growth, we are seeking to appoint an AP Assistant on a full-time permanent basis.

Duties involved

  • Enter all purchase invoices into the accounting system in a timely and accurate manner
  • Reviewing aged debtors and escalating overdue receipts
  • Obtain authorisation from the appropriate person for all purchase invoices
  • Ensure all sales invoices are raised / posted accurately and in a timely manner
  • Where any discrepancies or issues arise with sales and purchase invoices, raise this with the Controller / Treasurer in order that a timely resolution can be identified
  • Prepare a weekly payment run for approval and payment
  • Performing weekly bank reconciliations across multiple banking platforms for both GBP & Euro payments
  • Maintain files for purchase invoices, bank statements, sales invoices, and VAT returns
  • Supporting with Audit requests
  • Ensuring month-end duties are performed by the 3rd working day of the month
  • Other support to the finance department as required

What you'll need to succeed
Ideally, you will either have previous experience as an Accounts Assistant or Accounts Payable Assistant, or have obtained a recent finance or business degree with the keen desire to kick-start your finance career.

What you'll get in return
On offer is a basic salary between £28,000-£35,000 per annum DOE plus various great benefits and an annual bonus. Hybrid and flexible working options are also on offer for this position.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Tom Kierman at Hays Accountancy & Finance now. If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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