Vacancy Details

Accounts Assistant £31,040

Accounts Assistant (12-month contract)



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional and experienced Accounts Assistant to join our expanding client, an industry recognised food grocery retailer at their Head Office, on a 12-month contract.

Accounts Assistant responsibilities:

  • Liaises with internal and external auditors and external bodies when required
  • Liaises with external advisors regarding all EU invoices/ delivery notes as required and reconciles the Intrastat report on a monthly basis
  • Processes all merchandise invoices and reconciles the appropriate accounts
  • Investigates and resolves cost, quantity and postcode queries
  • Raises credit/ debit notes and the associated correspondence to suppliers when required
  • Requests payment from suppliers for product returns
  • Controls and reconciles duty payments to HMRC/ Revenue Commission, ensures payment is made and liaises with the relevant external bodies
  • Raises cross charges
  • Raises invoices to suppliers relating to product returns and backhaul income
  • Produces a monthly Balance Sheet together with the relevant controls
  • Completes the VAT return on a regular basis
  • Ensures the security of any documentation and electronic data in the area of responsibility
  • Maintains appropriate backups and logs for data in the area of responsibility
  • Checks invoices for services and equipment in the area of responsibility following Company procedures
  • Maintains an efficient and well organised filing system for the department
  • Ensures that all documentation in the area of responsibility is archived orderly for the correct period and arranges its disposal at the end of the archive period
  • Trains other employees where appropriate

The Accounts Assistant must have:

  • Relevant Accounts experience
  • 12 months experience working within a FMCG retail environment
  • Experience in a Purchase Ledger Assistant role
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to work under pressure, multi task and prioritise own workload/input data accurately
  • Takes personal responsibility for resolve queries and issues
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • SAP experience (preferred)

At Inplace Recruitment we believe it is people that make the business succeed, the right people, expertly placed in the correct positions. We offer a thorough, professional service that is evidenced by our placement success rate.

If you have experience in the following then please apply; Finance, Accounts, Microsoft Excel, Communication, Data Handling

Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us in 7 working days, please assume that on this occasion you have not been short-listed.