The role of an Accounts Assistant requires the individual to be detail oriented as well as able to work to deadlines and perform well under pressure whilst preserving a professional and enthusiastic approach.
Accounts Assistants perform a variety of tasks including:
- Purchase ledger / accounts payable
- Sales ledger / accounts receivable
- Credit control
- Bank reconciliations
- Payroll preparation
- Supporting with month end duties
Good communication skills will be necessary as you will be in charge of liaising with internal colleagues as well as handling supplier and customer queries.
Key qualifications for an Accounts Assistant to be studying towards would be AAT, ACCA, ACA or CIMA.
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As an Accounts Assistant your key responsibilities will revolve around supporting the daily transactional functions of the Accounts department (i.e. carrying out accounts receivable and accounts payable processes e.g. purchase and sales ledger). You will also be the first point of contact for any queries coming into the team either internally or externally.
Alongside accounts duties, you could overlook the credit control function by developing and implementing new credit control procedures and taking ownership of the invoicing process, on top of achieving monthly debt reduction targets.
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