Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant


Location: Worthing

We are looking for a full-time Accounts Assistant to support our finance team based in our Worthing office.

This position would suit a candidate looking for their first position within an accounting environment or limited accountancy experience. The successful candidate will need to have good technical, organisational, interpersonal skills and a high level of attention to detail.

The role would include:

Support the Credit Control team with the following :

  • Maintaining Direct Debit files and ensuring all advance notices are sent out
  • Reconciliation of bank account, allocating BACS payments and cheques to client accounts
  • Taking credit and debit card payments
  • Dealing with internal queries re payments
  • Chasing outstanding debts by email and telephone
  • Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity
  • Ensure all transactions are compliant with the firms policies
  • Ensure any queries from clients are dealt with in a timely manner.

Support the Financial Controller with the following :

  • Carry out bookkeeping activities for Carpenter Box and group companies under the guidance of the Financial Controller.

The role will be split approximately 50/50 between these 2 areas.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be computer literate
  • Be organised
  • Be confident working on their own and as part of a team
  • Be able to use their initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Pride themselves on their attention to detail
  • Be adaptable and happy to take on new challenges
In return, we can offer:
  • A permanent full-time contract with a 6 month probationary period
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu
  • Employee benefits package including high street and online discounts, agile working
  • Agile working including the opportunity to work from home up to 40% (after a qualifying period)
  • 22 days holiday per year and the opportunity to purchase up to 3 additional days (after a qualifying period)
  • WPA Cash Plan (after a qualifying period)
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Relaxed dress policy
  • Study support for AAT qualification

If you have any questions about this role, contact HR Manager Helen Ruff for more information.

Please send your CV and covering letter below

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