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6 months ago
Red Planet Travel Recruitment
Salary: £23,500 per annum + excellent benefits
Location: Essex
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Red Planet Team
Category: Finance Jobs

Accounts Assistant / Book Keeper.   The Accounts Assistant / Book Keeper’s role is to assist the finance team in managing the company’s day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organisational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled Accounts Assistant / Book Keeper, multi-tasker, is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines.
Established for over 36 years, our client pride themselves on offering the best services to independent travel agents throughout the UK who need their product expertise to help them create high quality tailor made travel arrangements for their customers travelling to USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Our client is offering an excellent Accounts Assistant / Book Keeper opportunity to an experienced candidate to join their company.

Accounts Assistant / Book Keeper Role:

  • Balance and maintain accurate ledgers
  • Match purchase orders with invoices
  • Coordinate bank deposits and report financial results on a regular basis to management
  • Monitor office expenses and tally and enter cash receipts
  • Pay vendor invoices and track bank account balances
  • Develop monthly financial statements, including cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheets

Candidate Requirements:

  • AAT Affiliate at qualified level
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and QuickBooks
  • Experience in services related to payroll such as writing cheques and submitting payroll taxes
  • Strong understanding of business and income tax worksheets and computations
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Able to multitask including the ability to manage a busy mailbox 
  • Work well in a team, excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills and able to prioritise workload 

Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Excellent Benefits:

  • Starting salary of £23,500 per annum 
  • 28 days paid holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 33 days for long service
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • Free eye tests 
  • Workplace Pension
  • Free Breakfast, Free Lunch
  • Discounts for your own holidays
  • Incentives and Team nights out

Sounds Like You?
If so, we’d love to hear from you today! 

Important, Please Note: It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based role who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation prior to applying. 

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