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Accounts Assistant

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    Finance & Accounts

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    Salary from £24,000

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    St David Recruitment Services

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    about 1 month ago

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Accounts Assistant
Penarth (Will be required to go to Newport office)
Salary from £24,000
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Permanent Position

Our client is looking for a Financial Accountant/Accounts Assistant to join their growing team in Penarth.
(You will also be required to travel to the Newport office occasionally).

Required Experience & Skills

•2 years or more of working in a Financial Assistant role
•Be proficient with cloud-based accounting software, in particular Xero
•Be able to work independently and open to bring efficiency in the financial information processing and reporting
•Previous experience of maintaining and scrutinising financial information
•A confident communicator who can deal with management and customers
•Be familiar with HMRC PAYE, NI, Corporation Tax requirements
•Drive and access to own car
•Xero experience
•Sales Ledger experience
•Purchases ledger experience
•Nak requisitions
•Credit control and payroll
•Month end and Mgt Accounts
•Pass a DBS

Job Responsibilities

•Bookkeeping; maintaining financial data integrity, financial and management accounting responsibilities of 3 care homes, all of which are separate legal entities
•Reconciliation of the employee rotas to the clocking machine report
•Reconcile and provide the hours to the Payroll Bureau every month
•Processing purchase invoices and postings to Xero
•Preparing payment runs twice a month for review by management and payment processing
•Sales invoices creation on expected income from the self-funded and local authority residents
•Updating and controlling the sales spreadsheet; reconciling to remittances; changes in resident circumstances.
•At month end amending the expected sales invoices to actuals
•Credit control/debt collection of outstanding sales invoices
•Month-end accounts payable and receivable reconciliation and review
•Reconciliation of the bank accounts and transactions
•Accruals and prepayment adjustments for month end
•Journal input for month end
•Preparing management accounts for management review at month end
•Being key point of liaison with accountants for year end accounts and tax compliance
•Assisting the management in the forecasting and budgeting process
•Bringing standardisation in the processing and reporting of financial information across all 3 care homes and legal entities


•Office based working in mainly in Penarth, but there could be visits to other offices for which a car and a driving licence is essential
•28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
•Pension Scheme

If this Finance role is of interest, please send your CV to us today!