Finance Accounts Assistant

The job in a nutshell

Would you like to join a growing Finance team that will enable you take ownership of varied financial processes within a expanding PLC business?

GoCompare have an opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to manage key relationships both internally and externally to ensure effective credit control and cash flow. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the finance department, ensuring all company debts are collected and liabilities are paid within agreed terms.

This role will also offer you the ability to expand upon your knowledge by gaining visibility and coverage across the whole finance team, through open and agile ways of working.

GoCompare are committed to developing employees and we will provide support if you are currently studying towards an accounting qualification. 

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • Holds or working towards an AAT (or equivalent) qualification or previous experience within a similar role
  • Good understanding of accountancy and double entry book-keeping
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Previous experience of working in a finance function
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to interrogate data quickly and accurately

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Fully manages fixed asset register ensuring the monthly depreciation charge is accurate and timely, ensuring that the register is kept accurate and up to date and in line with Company policy
  • Records and reviews sales data received from Partners to ensure accurate and timely dispatch of sales invoices
  • Collects debt within agreed terms using suitable methods e.g. telephone and e-mail
  • Provides management information on credit control KPI’s to the Head of Finance
  • Issues Purchase Orders
  • Ensures creditors are paid within agreed terms
  • Maintains sales and purchase ledger functions
  • Completes petty cash and bank reconciliations
  • Solely responsible for the preparation of the Working Papers file for review by Senior Accountant – Reporting
  • Experience of accounting for VAT and an understanding of VAT status for different types of transactions

Who you’ll be working with

  • Entire finance team – support and knowledge share
  • Business Stakeholders – liaises with on work items
  • Work with external partners and suppliers to ensure that credit control and payments are within agreed terms
  • Liaise with the commercial team to ensure the accurate and timely operation of the sales invoicing process
  • Interact with all employees in the operation of personal expenses and purchase order processes
Go for it

Up to £22,000 + extensive benefits

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Contract type:

Full time

Closing date:

16th February 2018

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Where we live

Our office in Newport is off junction 28 of the M4, and is a short walk from Tredegar House (ideal for a quick stroll at lunch time). To find us, our address is: Imperial House, Imperial Way, Newport NP10 8UH