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Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG301
Job Published: May 20, 2019 14:48

Job Description

We currently have a requirement for an Accounts Assistant to join our Group Finance team in Leatherhead to support a range of activities within the central finance team.


Key accountabilities will include:


Raise and distribute sales ledger invoices
Raise intercompany invoices as requested
Link all invoices and requests on Intuita
Update cash receipts summary
Distribute outstanding debtor list to the business on a daily basis
Reconcile the Sales Ledger to General Ledger at accounting period end
Produce credit note report at month end
Deal with queries from customers and site surveyors
Set up payments on HSBCnet
Generate and post month end journals
Provide analysis on VAT rates charged on invoices
Assist with cost analysis for the tax cube
Cover for other teams members/ad hoc tasks as required.


We are looking for someone with a basic knowledge of bookkeeping, general ledger entries and internal control procedures.  Experience in a sales ledger role and a basic knowledge of VAT are desirable. 

Strong attention to detail and good communication skills are important for this role. 


To be successful in the role you will be a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude and desire for continuous improvement. 



A bit about us:


Wates Group is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us.  Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognized for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).


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