Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Yeovil, Somerset
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: LDAA55_1561443185
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 25, 2019 07:13

Job Description

AP Accounting Assistant - UK Payables
An interesting position for an Accounts Assistant has become available working with a world renowned Avionics business who are respected internationally for being at the forefront of their field.
This is a truly unique opportunity to work with a well established multi national company with a long and important heritage, respected for their design, manufacture and support within their field, priding themselves both on their reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for their people. Here is your chance to become part of the success story.
We are looking for a talented AP Accounting Assistant - UK Payables to join the UK team based at the Yeovil site in the South West of England.
What we can offer you:
Employment benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme, the opportunity to join an award winning pension scheme, free car parking, employee discount scheme, an on-site Occupational Health Service, flexible working, flexi -leave scheme and a generous relocation package.
The primary purpose of this role is to manage the weekly BACS payment runs to UK based suppliers, ensuring timely payment of cleared invoices.
Key Responsibility Areas
In association with the Accounts Payable Accountant, the key accountability associated with the role are:
*Manage the day to day invoicing activities of around 350 UK based Suppliers.
*Understand and follow the company's procedures and processes for posting and clearing supplier invoices, including specific high value and/or complex accounts.
*Determine reasons why invoices do not clear for payment and try to resolve the problems blocking payment.
*Reconcile and clear suspense accounts and Accounts Payable clearing accounts posting corrections as required.
*Pursue and Persuade others areas of the business to progress their clearance procedures.
*Process regular UK supplier payments. This includes weekly BACS payments, urgent UK payments and posting of all manual payment types to the ledger.
*Manage the outsourced service provider to process, resolve issues and ensure efficient division of responsibilities.
*Review and report on aged creditor balances and work to resolve any issues.
*Communicate in a clear and effective way to both suppliers and buyers using the most suitable medium; Email; phone; face-to-face meetings, resolving queries and providing advice as required.
*Seek ways to develop and improve cash forecasting systems and processes.
*Assist the Treasury Accountant in achieving cash forecasting monthly targets.
*Manage the purchasing card process, from downloading and analysing data, reconciling supplier cards to direct debits, report and analyse costs and resolve issues with suppliers and procurement.
*Provide cover for all other Accounts Payable employees as and when required, including Concur support, Foreign payment runs and Accounts Payable support.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

*Be numerate and have a good level of accuracy and attention to detail.
*Ability to prioritise tasks.
*Strong inter-personal skills.
*Good Excel skills and knowledge of SAP.
*Occasional requirement to travel.

For further information or to apply please contact Lisa Darbyshire on 01793 317851 or email

Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.