Accounts Assistant, Chester, UK

Business Unit: Finance & Operations

Location: Chester - Head Office

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time

Closing Date: 31 October 2019

Accounts Assistant, Chester, UK

The Team...

Our finance team is central to the success of the business, a fact that was recognised by us being finalists for the 2015 large finance team award in the North West Finance Awards. Our aim is to proactively drive business value through informed and insightful decision making. We work in partnership with the business and are agile and responsive to business needs whilst maintaining a transparent system of effective standards, processes and controls. To support this goal we strive to have the best highly engaged finance professionals in our team. We’re on an exciting journey, and we have the strategies in place to get us to our destination.


The Role...

As part of a UK finance team, this role will have the opportunity to really make a mark on the future success of GBG, and your record of achievements. Working from our Chester headquarters the role will report to the Finance Manager within this fast paced and acquisitive organisation.


What you will do...

  • Administration of the group mailbox, answering vendor queries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Processing of purchase invoices and related reconciliation work on our in house purchase to pay system.
  • Full purchase to pay process.
  • Bank reconciliations in multiple currencies working closely with credit control team.
  • Petty Cash reconciliations for multiple sites.
  • Process team member expense claims through SAP Concur as final finance check before payment.
  • Direct debit reconciliation work and investigation of vendor differences.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to resolve queries.
  • Assist in the review of the aged purchase ledger within our accounting system Microsoft Dynamics, clearing debit balances, unallocated payments and undertaking supplier statement reconciliations.
  • Undertake ad-hoc accounts duties as requested.
  • Provide support to other areas of the finance team and contribute to ad-hoc projects and duties.


To be successful we are looking for...

  • AAT qualification (or studying towards) with a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and experience of reconciliation work.
  • Experience in a fast paced, high volume, purchase ledger role and experience of processing payment runs to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of Microsoft Navision is advantageous.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills plus a high level of efficiency, happy to be given project work and see it through to completion with minimal of assistance;
  • First rate interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines and a mature approach to work is essential;
  • Sound Microsoft Excel skills are essential as is a high standard of accuracy;
  • You will be able to demonstrate a positive, engaging, hard-working approach and exhibit the company values of Innovation, Quality, Excellence, Respect and Trust.
  • A self-starter with a “can do” attitude able to operate in an autonomous, hands-on environment;
  • The ability to autonomously plan your workload and focus on the right priorities;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal departments to resolve any customer queries;
  • Good computer literacy skills;
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