• Level 3 (Advanced)
  • London

LMP

PURPOSE OF JOB

  • Responsible for all aspects of accounts support in the finance department
  • Ensuring that accounting records are maintained in accordance with stated procedures and processes
  • Ensuring that postings to Xero, supplier/sales invoicing and supplier payments are up to date in accordance with stated procedures and processes
  • Support the Manager with the bi-weekly/monthly payroll

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • To ensure supplier invoices are maintained promptly in accordance with stated procedures and correctly through Xero accounting system, establish close liaisons with all major suppliers to ensure the timely identification
  • Resolution of disputed invoices also make sure all invoices and expenses approved by the relevant managers to able to process it in the supplier payment run.
  • To report regularly on the age and level of debts, identifying trends and problem accounts, reconcile the schedule of outstanding accounts to the financial ledger
  • Support the Manager with the bi-weekly/monthly payroll and liaise with external payroll provider to ensure accurate and timely process of the payroll and payment run
  • To develop and maintain a good knowledge of the company’s processes and procedures and the accounting system
  • To support the accounts and payroll for Sporting Education Ltd (sister company) and other subsidiary accounts

KEY CHALLENGES AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • To input accounting data into and maintain the Xero accounting system with speed and accuracy
  • To be aware of company policy and relevant legislation with regard to client/staff confidentiality and communicate appropriately
  • To create and maintain accounting spreadsheets used in the finance function
  • To be able to work in a busy office environment, demanding high levels of concentration while inputting, checking and making calculations, while also coping with frequent interruptions, e.g. responding to staff/customer enquiries
  • To investigate and answer routine queries arising from Suppliers and other staff
  • To be able to process high volumes of information while also evaluating the data’s relevance for inclusion in costing and other reports.

JOB KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Knowledge of double entry bookkeeping
  • Knowledge of online software accounting systems and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial information
  • Studying towards a professional qualification (the company will provide support with training and qualification)
  • Willing to work to a high degree of autonomy, accept responsibility and prioritise and manage workload
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate computerised accounting, spreadsheet, word-processing programs and email
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