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Accounts Assistant
High leven (Full Time, Permanent)
£16,000 - £19,000 / Year
Accounts Assistant - High Leven, Stockton-on-Tees
Accounts Assistant

Company Background
The Prestige Group is an OMB based in Stockton-on-Tees and has been trading for over 20 years in property development and operating care homes. The group is spearheaded by its founder and Chairman Raj Singh – a prominent entrepreneur and businessman in the local area.

The Prestige Group currently has three main trading arms – Operating care homes, new homes sales (branded as Redcastle Homes) and main contractor construction services. The construction arm is currently engaged with new care home builds for the group and also on the Redcastle Homes developments.

Alongside this, the group has also taken over the Hartlepool United Football Club.
Following receipt of a significant inward investment package into the care operations, the group is set to continue to grow and is looking for like-minded individuals to join the existing Finance team.

The Role
This is a new role being created to support the existing Finance team and will be predominately based at the Prestige Group head office in Ingleby Barwick with some possible involvement with the football club.
The Accounts Assistant will be task focused and will work under supervision of the Management Accountant on a day to day basis.

More specifically, the role will include;

- Purchase ledger processing, to include;
Matching against PO system
Ensuring invoices properly signed off
Posting invoices to Sage 50 / Eque 2
Proactively resolving disputes and queries to ensure continuity of credit and supply
- Sales ledger processing. This mainly relates to the care home side of the business;
Ensuring invoices are issued as per invoicing cycles, using our care home specific invoicing system (Fusion)
Ensuring residents’ standing orders in place and payments from new admissions received
Resolving funding queries with external funding bodies – such as NHS, Local Authorities
Posting bank receipts to sales ledger
Credit control and
- Reconciliation and management of petty cash balances and resident’s personal allowances
- Collation of timesheets and preparation of monthly care home payroll spreadsheet ready for submission to external payroll bureau
- General office support to include answering phone
- Assist the Management Accountant with monthly and annual accounts production

The Ideal Candidate
This is a very exciting role with potential for future growth as the company continues to expand. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes;
- Ambitious and self-motivated to make a difference in the business
- Experience of Sage 50
- Capable of autonomous operation
- Basic understanding of VAT, PAYE and CIS
- Eager to learn
- Attention to detail
- Strong IT skills
- Organised

It would be preferable, but not essential, that the candidate is either AAT qualified or working towards the qualification.
Previous healthcare and / or housebuilding / construction background would be an advantage, but not essential.
Previous experience of Fusion (care home invoicing) or Eque 2 (construction bolt on to Sage 50) software packages would also be advantageous. Training will be provided on induction.
What is essential is that the candidate possesses the correct general skills set and can demonstrate the right attitude to fit within the organisation and willingness to learn.
Basic Salary
£16,000-£19,000 dependent upon experience other benefits