Job Description

Assistant Accountant

MacKenzie King are delighted to be recruiting for an Assistant Accountant for a rapidly growing business in Colchester. Working as part of a team of 6 this will be a varied position and requires someone that is open to a role that will involve pre-payments and accruals, calculating commission payments, credit control and getting involved with the management accounts in the future. The role will also be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining an effective and professional invoice collections system. Ideally you will have experience of dealing with challenging and complex invoice issues in a niche environment. For this opportunity you will have experience gained within a similar role and will have strong Excel skills.  This is an exciting time to join the business as they have been going through a significant period of growth and they require someone that is looking to develop within a busy accounts department.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Calculating commission payments
  • To support with month-end accounts
  • Pre-payments and accruals
  • Take responsibility for managing all aspects of the credit control functions
  • Identify and attempt to resolve payment problems as they occur
  • Deal with customer queries, including following up with relevant internal departments to resolve issues
  • Posting payments and credits
  • Tracking all payments information and following up with any vendor concerns
  • Adding & editing customer accounts
  • Daily, weekly & monthly reconciliations
  • Account collection responsibilities
  • General bookkeeping duties
  • Drive process and efficiency improvements

Skills and experience:

  • Experience in a general accounting role
  • Proven experience in credit control
  • Good organisational skills and ability to meet timelines
  • Confident personality with good verbal and written skills
  • Intermediate user of Excel – formula, vlookups, pivot tables
  • Computer literate
  • Strong multi-tasker
  • Team player

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a rapidly expanding business that really does reward their employees ambition and drive. If this would be something of interest or you would like further information, please do apply ASAP.