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.
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
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
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
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
Eagerness to learn and take ownership of responsibilities
Open, honest and self-motivated
Logical thinker with an analytical approach and willingness to investigate discrepancies