Accounts Administrator

Job title: Accounts Administrator
Contact Name: Danny Merrill
Job Published: 29 days ago

Job Description:

​We have an exciting opportunity to work with a rapidly growing recruitment business as part of their finance team supporting the entire business. They're hiring for an Accounts Administrator to oversee various areas including managing the sales and purchase ledgers, payroll and credit control.

This role is based in Bristol City Centre and offers a very flexible hybrid working model following training. The company have a relaxed, sociable culture and are eager for this role to progress into a more senior position as the company continue to grow.

Experience in a similar finance administrator role would be advantageous, particularly within another recruitment firm and/or experience handling contractor payroll.

You will be keen to deal with all areas of finance in a thriving business, confident ensuring day-to-day operations run smoothly, with an eye on making sure systems and workflows are fit for purpose as the business develops.

Duties

  • Receivables and Payables - raising invoices and bills for permanent and contract hires, ensuring our Accountancy Software (Xero) is up to date for all transactions across the operational accounts

  • Payroll - work with external provider to ensure pay run is correct and on time each month

  • Support the VAT return - by working with our Company Directors to ensure completeness

  • Credit control - ensure timely settlement from clients, chase outstanding payments, negotiate problem debts where necessary

  • Support production of monthly P&L and reconciliation of external ledgers when required

  • Resolve queries from Directors, sales teams, clients, and external partners - typically regarding payroll and client invoicing, contractor and consultant billings

Behaviours

  • Accurate and methodical approach to completing all tasks

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Working with urgency, while maintaining a focus on detail

  • Effective communication skills to have the ability to be assertive but with empathy when dealing with clients

  • Positive problem-solving mindset - finding and implementing solutions

  • Hungry to upskill and learn

  • Critical evaluation of current workflows - always looking to improve processes

Skills - must have

  • Commercial awareness - very confident translating bookkeeping concepts into practice

  • Confident user of Excel Spreadsheets - familiar with all basic formulae, pivot tables

  • Xero/Free Agent - comfortable operating in depth these or similar accounting systems

  • Supportive and 'can do’ attitude in working with all colleagues

Skills - desirable

  • AAT qualified (training support will also be funded for the successful person)

  • Use of Xero software system

  • Experience using InTime software system

  • Experience in recruitment or other similar service sector company

  • Experience in workflow modification and improvement - updating existing spreadsheets or building new ones to better carry out existing tasks