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Accounts Assistant
Welwyn Garden City

Fixed Term Contract - Immediate Start


To be responsible for the accurate and timely administration of the cashbooks and preparation of cash forecast for PayPoint UK and Ireland businesses and to assist the management accountants in basic general accounting.


Cashbook responsibilities:
  • Printing and preparation of banks statements for 7 companies
  • Collating backup, coding up and processing all transactions reflected on bank statement onto Sage 300 ERP
  • Processing of BACS and other payments in the online banking system, including AP, payroll and HMRC.
  • Reconciliations of all bank accounts and ensuring adequate funds in relevant bank accounts to ensure cover for payments
  • Treasury duties such as managing balances on short-term deposits
  • Maintaining up to date log of bank accounts and bank mandates (online and cheques) and ensure signatures in line with company delegated authority
  • Preparation of weekly cash forecast (period up to 12 months rolling) including client / retailer receipts, supplier and ad-hoc payments and regular non-supplier payments such as payroll, expenses and VAT.
  • Collection, counting and banking of charity funds
Assistant Accountant responsibilities:
  • Assisting in preparation and processing of month end journals i.e accruals, prepayments and any transfer journals.
  • Assist in preparation of basic monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Adhoc general accounting duties where required

  • AAT qualification or in process of AAT
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Attention to detail
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Knowledge of Sage or another accounting system
  • Previous exposure to cashbook and general accounting preferable.
  • A well organised and responsible individual with good attention to detail
  • Tenacious
  • Eagerness to learn and take ownership of responsibilities
  • Open, honest and self-motivated
  • Logical thinker with an analytical approach and willingness to investigate discrepancies
  • Good inter-personal skills.
  • Willingness to work towards deadlines.

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