Accounts Assistant (1 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Guidance Marine is a world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of positioning technology for the marine industry. Founded in 1991 with headquarters in the UK, we operate worldwide supported by offices in Singapore and New Orleans. Guidance Marine is part of the Wärtsilä family.

As an agile and driven business, we are looking for high performance individuals who, like us, are passionate about outstanding customer service and delivering results. We work in a challenging market, so not only do we recruit the best people we go to great lengths to help our people continue to grow within the business. We invest in developing their skills and expertise in return for their passion, and ambition. Our team ethos forms the heartbeat of the company centered around our core values of innovation, entrepreneurialism, agility and customer focus.
Application deadline 2018-08-16
Position description This is an Accounts Assistant role based in our Leicester office on a one year fixed term contract. The role will be part time, 2 days per week.
Responsibilities •Reconcile AP,AR ledgers and GRNI ledgers in advance of yearend audit,
•Maintain register of AP queries and actively seek resolution with factory staff via weekly face-to face meeting and with suppliers via telephone.
•Filing invoices accurately and within a day of entry on Epicor.
•Reconcile the AP ledger to the appropriate Epicor GL codes.
•Provide input to cash forecast re Debtor receipts.
•Assist finance team during month end cycle with ad-hoc tasks.
•Complete relevant balance sheet reconciliations and month end journals.
Requirements •Knowledge of working on Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable ledgers.
•Experience of ERP systems (ideally Epicor).
•Excellent level of IT literacy, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
•Good numeracy and literacy skills.
•Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, at all levels and able to communicate effectively in a busy/pressurized environment with other departments and customers.
•Excellent interpersonal skills.
•Able to work accurately within defined processes.
•Able to thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment.
•Able to maintain strict confidentiality and work independently whilst also working as part of a team.
•Possess a professional attitude and demonstrate a willingness to help both Finance and other departments.
•Proactive attitude

•Ability to identify problems, innovate and contribute new ideas relevant to the business.
•Enthusiastic and adaptable personality with the ability to cope with and manage the ever-changing demands of the business.
•Organised and efficient with the ability to work accurately to demanding deadlines.
•Excellent interpersonal, written & presentational skills.
•Clear analytical skills and attention to details.
•Self-driven and challenged to work in a busy working environment, both individually and as part of a team.
•Strong team player and facilitator.
•Ability to work to budgets to ensure cost effective solutions are identified.

Relevant qualification or equivalent experience is essential.

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Country United Kingdom
Job area Finance & Control