Accountant

Location
Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
03 Mar 2017
Closes
03 Apr 2017
Ref
ABWE030317TW
Job function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Role Summary

The role and responsibilities will primarily involve the day to day management of Beds with Ease finance, processing debtor statements and receipts, maintaining nominal reconciliations and maintain financial control on agents key areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Raise debtor statements to BWE agents based on agreed payment terms
  • Perform weekly collections via ACAS/TAPS
  • Ensuring agent receipts are received in a timely manner, performing credit control on aged debts
  • Reconciling agent receipts received and posting into in house accountancy systems & Sage
  • Liaise with both agents and the BWE sales team to resolve agent finance queries
  • Carry out checks on new agents prior to setup
  • Cash flow management
  • Perform continuous Bank reconciliations for all BWE bank accounts and credit/debit cards
  • Work with supplier payments team to ensure cost of sales are keyed correctly including deduction of contributions
  • Reconciling agent overrides and processing payments to agents, posting invoices in Sage
  • Reconciling self-billing VAT and posting into Sage
  • Reconciling and processing monthly VAT Returns
  • Reconciliation of key balance sheet and P&L nominal accounts
  • Reconciliation of inter-company accounts
  • Production of daily, weekly, and monthly trading statistics
  • Continual review to maximise process efficiencies and maintain process notes
  • Produce weekly reports for senior managers and directors on key areas e.g. debtors, creditors
  • Attend regular update meetings with senior managers and reporting on responsible key areas
  • To perform additional duties, appropriate to job role as and when required

Skills Required

  • Qualified Accountant or qualified by experience
  • Experience of working in a similar role with previous bank reconciliation experience
  • Excellent numerical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills including the ability to work to meet deadlines and prioritise workloads where necessary
  • Ability to work on own initiative & as a member of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft packages – e.g. Word, Outlook

General

  • To undertake any other duties that may fall into the job criteria
  • To comply with all company policies and procedures including Health and Safety
  • To treat all employees, customer and suppliers with dignity and respect
  • This job description is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the post but simply reflects the key areas involved