Accounts Clerk

Date Posted: Apr 21 2014
Duration: Until Filled
Location:Blackburn, Aberdeenshire, UK

Job Description

Forum Energy Technologies require an Accounts Clerk to work within the finance department of their Blackburn, Aberdeenshire facility. This position is a one year fixed term contract.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Entering of purchase invoices on a daily basis including matching to purchase order & GRN
  • Processing of Purchase Ledger payments by BACS, cheque and bank transfer ($ & Euros)
  • General day to day housekeeping of Purchase Ledger, including follow up of debit balances
  • Resolving all invoice queries with relevant purchasing/stock control staff
  • Maintenance of Purchase Ledger masterfile
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Processing of all cash book payments by cheque, direct debit and standing order
  • Journalising cash book disbursements daily/weekly to the nominal ledger
  • Processing entries weekly for inter account transfers (daily clearing)
  • Input sales invoices onto Navision and updating sales day book
  • Preparation of intercompany monthly statements and coordination with intercompany partners in order to agree month end balances
  • Preparation of weekly cash forecasts and backlog reports due for submission to corporate team
  • Input of EC sales/arrivals and Intrastat to HMRC website.
  • Reconciliation of C79 returns with import/export documentation.
  • Month end journal preparation including employee expenses and general purchase accruals
  • Other duties as required within the department to ensure that critical activities can be covered during periods of vacation or sickness

Accountabilities: (Deliverables)

  • Management of the Purchase Ledger, invoice processing and payment cycles.
  • Invoice processing must be kept up to date so that FET orders are never compromised due to a late payment
  • Timely and accurate preparation of month end journals in order to assist team meet reporting deadlines
  • Accurate record keeping, with relevant supporting documentation in order to comply with SOX requirements.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Standard Grade credit level/Higher level in Maths and English
  • Previous experience of using sales and purchase ledgers
  • Previous experience of operating an accounting general ledger system
  • Previous experience with Navision
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Working with minimum of supervision and confident enough to assess and suggest improvements in controls and processes
  • Understanding of deadlines
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Previous experience in a similar role

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