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Temporary Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

J Dickinson & Sons are proud to be a family-owned and run company with over 80 years’ experience in the recycling and skip hire industry. At the heart of our business is the desire to provide a professional and accessible service whilst serving to dispose of waste in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.

This is an opportunity to work for a fantastic firm with a great business model who is performing extremely well within the industry.

This is a demanding role working for a growing business. You will need to be an adaptable strong character and be confident in using your own initiative to complete tasks.

This is a varied role to ensure financial processes are carried out in a timely and accurate manner. You will work as a key member of the finance team and provide overall support to your colleagues and customers. There is genuine potential to progress and learn, with a growing and diverse company.

Three full days per week 8am-5pm to be discussed at interview, and one in four Saturdays 7am- 12:30pm


What you will be doing:

  • Strong IT skills, uses a range of software, including spreadsheets and databases
  • Ensures that data protection laws are being adhered to in relation to the collection and storage of data – Leads the way with GDPR
  • Processing Supplier invoices accurately and within agreed timeframes
  • Matching invoices to Purchase Orders
  • Posting invoices to Sage 50
  • Liaison with internal departments and Suppliers daily to resolve discrepancies
  • Liaising with accountants and other stakeholders where necessary
  • Credit Control duties as and when required within the department
  • Processing accounts payable invoices, supplier statement reconciliations and dealing with queries
  • Provide administrative support to the finance team.
  • Actively seek ways to streamline current ways of working
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role as directed by the Financial Controller and Operations Manager


What do you need?

  • Experience within a similar role e.g., Purchase Ledge Clerk / Accounts Assistant / Accounts Payable clerk
  • Experience with using Sage (Ideally Sage 50)
  • Experience using other finance systems
  • Experienced ideally used to working autonomously, but also likes to be a part of a team
  • Comfortable working in an open plan modern working environment
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Microsoft Office in particular Excel
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Pays attention to detail and has a “right first time” approach
  • Excellent communicator
  • Qualified AAT or qualified by experience

In return you get:

  • A generous base salary and 20 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays).
    Training and Development opportunities funded by the Company – there is a genuine opportunity to progress.
  • Company Events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental and optical insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Referral programme
  • Wellness programmes

A great supportive team environment.
The opportunity to work with a committed down to earth people, with a real determination to succeed and a passion for being the best.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £10-11p/h dependent on experience.

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