Accounts Trainee / Accounting Apprentice (M-F Days, 20hrs/wk)

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Accounts Trainee / Accounting Apprentice required immediately for a part time, permanent position in Knutsford, Cheshire. Salary is £8,000 – £9,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications, training will be given). The basic working week is 20 hours (Mon – Fri days, flexible hours). Applicants must be organised, have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), fully competent on MS Office and with standard level GCSE results in Maths & English. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate wanting to start a career in accounts or with some experience in accounting.

Job Purpose: Providing Administrative support to the Accounts Teams. Assisting the Accounts Team in the timely processing of invoices to customers and invoices received from Suppliers ensuring targets are met.

Salary / Benefits:

  • £16,000 – £18,000 on a pro rata basis (dependant on experience / qualificaitons)
  • 20-25 days holiday + bank hols per year
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension Scheme
  • Excellent opportunity to start a career in accounting
  • Yearly company bonus (dependant on company performace and discretionary)
  • Rest room with TV, drinks & snacks machine, fridges, microwaves and sandwich ordering service.

Key duties of the successful Accounts Junior / Accounting Apprentice include:

Purchase Ledger

  • Printing the invoices and statements received from the purchase ledger inbox. (Daily)
  • Processing of the invoices on ERP software database and filing. (Daily)
  • Pulling out the information for the Free of Charge analysis. (Monthly)
  • Process payment runs as required
  • Undertake Bank reconciliation checks as required
  • Updating the monthly spread sheets as required

Sales Ledger

  • Daily cash
  • Daily calls and emails to designated accounts
  • Balancing of the Sales Ledger to cashbook, Tuesday and Thursday to tie in with bank reconciliation
  • Sort and post daily invoices and email overseas invoices. (Daily)
  • Complete statement runs. (Monthly)
  • OB10/Tungsten invoices – process online for clients as required

Additional Duties

  • Adhere to H&S policies and procedures and carry out all activities in a manner which is responsible and safe to yourself and others.
  • Deal professionally, competently and courteously with customers, suppliers and colleagues in verbal and written communications.

To be suitable for this Accounts Trainee / Accounting Apprentice role you must have the following experience / characteristics:

  • Attention to detail and accurate production of documentation at all times
  • Ability to follow work procedures and instructions within a fast paced environment
  • Excellent telephone manner, organisational and communication skills
  • Maths and English GCSE grade C or above
  • To be fully competent with MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, ERP databases.

The ideal Accounts Assistant / Accounting Apprentice will have the following experience / characteristics:

  • Entry level accounting qualification such as AAT Access Level 1 in Bookkeeping / Accounting
  • Recent experience of working in accounts, preferably for a manufacturing, production or engineering company.

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The successful Accounts Trainee / Accounting Apprentice will need to be organised, self-motivated, able to work under pressure and to deadlines, assertive, possess a strong work ethic and able to work as part of a team. The successful applicant will need to have a practical approach to work along with the relevant qualifications / experience.

If you are interested in this role and have the required experience please click on the apply now button.

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