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AP Assistant Accountant

We are currently seeking to appoint an Assistant Accountant to join our busy accounts payable team, in Central London. This role will focus on accounts payable and join three existing members of the team in managing the life cycle of a variety of invoices. These vary from standard overhead suppliers and councils for council tax bills to utility providers for electricity bills.

Key duties include:

 

  • Assisting in the handling and processing of incoming invoices
  • Contacting councils and utility providers to maintain accounts and obtain correct invoices
  • Assisting with the preparation of both manual payments and weekly payment runs
  • Using Microsoft Excel to track life cycle of council tax/utility invoices through to account closure. Ensuring records are kept up to date
  • Assisting in the maintenance of invoices, council tax and utility mailboxes
  • Assisting in the processing of standard overhead invoices
  • Operating within and ensuring adherence to the financial controls of the business
  • Reconciling purchase ledger accounts and maintaining account balances, including liaison with supplier to share remittance advices and obtain supplier statements
  • Recording and allocating transactions in the accounting software
  • Ensuring invoices are approved and filed as required

 

About you:

 

  • Experienced in purchase ledger maintenance, posting & allocating invoices, preparing reconciliations and posting cash book transactions
  • Experience of handling high volumes of transactions
  • Preparing and formatting ad hoc reports and analysis on request
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Very organised and structured way of working and record keeping
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and support other areas

 

Qualifications

 

  • AAT qualified or
  • Part-qualified CIMA / ACCA or equivalent

 

If you are interested in the role, please e-mail your CV to  jobs@sagehousing.co.uk.