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Accounts Assistant

Brighton, East Sussex
£26000 - £29000 per annum + + study support if desired
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Georgina Trudgill
07508 748013

Accounts Assistant


Salary £26,000-29,000 per annum + study support (if desired)

We’re working with a long-standing, privately owned business who has had an established presence in their sector for over 80 years.

Reporting directly to the qualified Financial Controller as part of a 2-person finance team, this individual will undertake a varied role covering all aspects of transactional finance. They will also be involved in several month end tasks and assisting with year end audit. The role does offer career progression opportunities for those seeking it with the FC is happy to nurture and develop talent. Similarly, it would also be attractive to someone seeking a stable employer and ‘home’ in which to find a settled, secure role.

This individual will join a close-knit office team that support each other well. It’s a very friendly, down-to-earth office environment where people work hard but also enjoy a good sense of humour and positive environment.

My client is happy to offer study support for those studying towards a professional accountancy qualification. They also offer additional company perks such as early (4pm) finishes on a Friday.


  • Develop good relationships with suppliers
  • Match delivery notes received with supplier invoices and obtain relevant approvals
  • Check rates charged on carrier invoices against carrier price lists
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding invoice queries and obtain credit notes/replacement invoices
  • Post approved supplier invoices to the relevant accounts on ERP system
  • Periodically interrogate the GRNI report to identify missing invoices
  • Compare supplier statements received against accounts payable to identify / rectify missing invoices
  • Generate payment lists mid-month and month end for approval by the Financial Controller
  • Create supplier payments on on-line banking and obtain the necessary approvals
  • Post payment runs to our ERP system and generate remittance advices for suppliers
  • Produce daily bank statement reports from on-line banking
  • Reconcile accounts on ERP system ensuring all items are posted on the ERP system
  • Maintain monthly cashbook of accounts receivable receipts and distribute to relevant parties daily
  • Ensure cheques received are banked daily, included in the cashbook and posted to the ERP system
  • Develop good relationships with customers
  • Produce weekly overdue debtors chase list for review with the Financial Controller
  • Chase overdue debts via e-mail and telephone ensuring the Events tab on LV is maintained
  • Periodically liaise with sales regarding outstanding credit notes due to customers
  • Escalate debt recovery procedure in liaison with Financial Controller
  • Allocate receipts in account receivable ledger
  • Ensure that sales are notified of receipts for Pro Forma invoices
  • Produce and send out monthly customer statements
  • Produce month end reports as required
  • Check staff expenses and mileage claims monthly
  • Assistance with year-end audit
  • Ensure proof of export documentation is received, complete and filed
  • Generally assist the Financial Controller as required

Please apply via website or contact Georgina at Harvey John for more information.


Harvey John recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.