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Accounts Assistant - Purchase Ledger in Horsham, West Sussex at Sussex Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description


Reports to: Director of Finance

Purpose: The purpose of this Accounts Assistant role is to assist in maintaining the day to day running and record keeping of the purchase ledger and to provide general support within the finance department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following list, though not exhaustive, indicates some of the responsibilities the accounts assistant will have:

  • Invoice processing
  • Cheque requisitions
  • Manual and electronic payments including BACs and cheque
  • Supplier queries
  • Invoice queries
  • Account reconciliations
  • Inter-company balance reconciliations and payments
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and external contacts
  • Liaising regularly with the homes to ensure that invoices are received timely
  • Ensuring that invoices are approved and authorised before processing
  • Ensuring deadlines are met for month end procedures
  • Preparing and reconciling monthly BACs payment runs
  • Ad hoc payments as required
  • Monthly reconciliations
  • General Administration:
    • Filing
    • Letter writing
    • Assisting in year end audit preparation
    • Ad hoc finance duties as required
    • Telephone and email queries

Skills and requirements for the role:

  • Technically competent
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Professional demeanour
  • Good team worker
  • High level of organisation and planning
  • Analytical, interpersonal, communication, and IT skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Education / Experience required for the role:

  • Experience using Sage Line 50 is desirable
  • Experience of working within purchase ledger is essential.
  • Competency in Word and Excel required

Apply and join Sussex Healthcare!