Accounts Assistant, Preston (Job ref: 23PRE)

Working within our Finance & Accounts Team based in our Preston office, you will undertake various accounts tasks, whilst providing support to the Financial Director/Finance Controller and wider Accounts Team. This is a fast-paced and varied role, dealing with high volumes of work and with the opportunity to be involved within all areas of the department.

Key Responsibilities

General Administration

  • Co-ordinating and scheduling work on a regular basis with the Completions Team Leader to ensure payments can be processed throughout the day
  • Checking ledgers, verifying payment details and updating finance logger
  • Processing of BACs / CHAPs / Faster Payments / cheques / batch payments and client card payments
  • Arranging payment of invoices
  • Update and maintain information onto internal data bases and systems
  • Analyse data and provide reports
  • Assist with annual audits

Person Specification

  • The ability to display a pleasant, but assertive manner in dealing with colleagues and clients
  • Confident in contacting clients by telephone to actively chase outstanding debts
  • Personally efficient and well organised, with excellent time management skills
  • Enthusiastic team player with willingness to assist colleagues and management in all areas of the department
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable questioning processes and finding new and better ways of working
  • A commitment to providing quality client care

Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge of CHAPS and BACS payments
  • Experience of working within an accounts department
  • High levels of numeracy
  • Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills
  • A keen eye for detail and high levels of accuracy
  • Remain calm under pressure and easily adapt to change
  • Good IT skills, including Excel, Word and finance management software

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm – Monday to Friday (Full Time, Permanent)
Salary: Competitive
Applications to: Please apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to: quoting job reference 23PRE

Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received.
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