Accounts Assistant (Receivable/Payable)

Location: ECL Head Office

Contract Type: Permanent – Full time

Closing Date: 23 October 2020

Salary: Up to £23,000

Specific Hours: 37 hours per week

Accounts Assistant (Receivable/Payable)

Based in Chelmsford

Up to £23,000

The Role

Essex Cares vision is to be the supplier of choice for Adult Health and Social Care, this role requires strong commercial awareness and the ability to deliver a customer centric service.

The Finance Department has a primary responsibility to protect the assets of the business through the maintenance and development of a systematic process for financial control and review. By providing accurate, timely and meaningful financial and management information that enables the Board and Senior Leadership Team to make effective decisions regarding the strategic direction of the business.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the job is to support the whole of the Finance function, including the Head of Finance, in the managing of the purchase/credit control ledgers that help maintain supplier and customer payments and protect the cashflow of the business.  Sporadically this will include assisting the Head of Finance, the Corporate Management Accountant and the Commercial Accountant with projects as required.

It is an important role as the day to day workings and reporting will guide the recommendations of the Regional Management Accountants to ultimately improve business performance profitability and future growth.

Role Specific Accountabilities

  • Assisting in preparation of aged creditor and debtor analysis in line with company systems and policy.
  • Assisting in production of profit and loss information including any P/O spend analysis to assist Finance output.
  • To complete and maintain sales/purchase invoices and reports on the corporate system.
  • Purchase card and other journal postings as required.
  • Support the annual budget preparation process.
  • Support the delivery of the year-end audit analysis.
  • To provide basic P/O training to new members of the junior management to ensure a smooth transition from recruitment to using the system
  • Dealing with supplier/customer queries regarding P/O’s or general invoicing issues
  • Liaise with appropriate service departments regarding Service Level Agreements for the operational business
  • Any ad-hoc analysis to help the Finance team members
  • Helping with budget and forecast preparation.
  • Helping non-financial managers and to understand financial data.

Key Skills & Qualifications

  • Someone looking to study further accounting professional accreditation is preferable but not essential.
  • Above average Excel skills.
  • Proactive individual focused on system and reporting improvements.
  • Some understanding of balance sheets and double entry accounting.
  • Self-starter and team player.

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