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Apprentice Accountant

Reference No: 35196
Armstrong Fluid Technology
Weekly salary
Hours per week
M11 2ET

About this opportunity

The Accounts assistant will be responsible for assisting the Finance team with junior accounting duties. Duties include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations and recording of cash and data entry.

The Accounts Assistant primarily covers Accounts Payable with some responsibilities for Accounts Receivable. This position is located in Manchester.
In addition to annual initiatives, the key accountabilities of this position are:

Accounts Payable
• Matches packing slips and purchase invoices to supplier invoices. Approves supplier invoices following established procedures, audits and posts A/P batches
• Analyzes and posts various requisitions, vouchers and expenses accounts not requiring purchase orders after verifying/ obtaining approval from the proper personnel
• Follows up with buyer/ planners on problems such as pricing and quantities and ensure resolution
• Maintains the supplier database
• Handles suppliers’ telephones calls for payments and balances
• Monitors accrued A/P reports to ensure all receipts get cleared and all credits are taken
• Prepare cheques, match to invoices, obtain signatures, file backup and mail cheques in a timely fashion
• Ensure time sensitive payments are made on time
• Utilise Birmingham resource to ensure invoices under query are resolved and authorised

Accounts Receivable
• Prepare and follow up new customer credit applications, establishing appropriate credit limits, obtain credit insurance and obtaining appropriate financing, where needed.
• Prepare various reports on a regular basis to ensure customer accounts are maintained in good status. Block delinquent accounts and maintain customer data base. Unblock appropriate sales orders.
• Perform collection calls and visit where necessary. Ensure that any problems are resolved either by him/ her or by the appropriate department. Utilizes necessary collection agencies and legal counsel as other means to ensure delinquent accounts are kept at a minimum
• Keep up to date records on customer disputes
• Over see receipts on customers’ accounts and delivers bank deposits
• Audit and posts receipts to customer accounts
• Create manual invoices for intercompany billings and charges as well as other manual invoices and credits to exiting customers when needed
• Adhere to company policies and procedures relating to health and safety, quality and environment management

Additional Responsibilities
• Supplier reconciliations
• Review and clearing of intercompany payables
• Process invoices and prepare cheques on a timely basis to take advantage of available payment discounts. Obtain favourable purchase discounts from suppliers whenever possible
• Maintain good relations with all suppliers
• Process & payment of Employee expenses, ensuring compliance with Company policy and HMRC rules
• Posting prepayment journals and schedule maintenance
• Posting cashbook journals and completing multi-currency bank reconciliations

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

• GCSE Maths and English grade 5 or above

Personal Qualities

• Trustworthy
• Committed
• Detail Orientated
• Good communication skills


• Good numeracy skills
• Organised
• Work well in a team
• Problem solving


ManchesterM11 2ET
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