Accounts Assistant - Maternity Cover

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire /
Admin /
TRB is an SME with a passion to lower energy consumption by reducing weight within the transport sector.  Our composite technology and design expertise are widely used in the Aerospace, Rail and Industrial sectors.
Listed in the Fast Track 100, we have ambitious growth plans. We are looking for an Accounts Assistant on a Fixed Term Contract of three months, to cover Maternity Leave.  The position may be extended, but this will be discussed nearer the time. If you like getting stuck in, care about the environment and working in a fast-paced, evolving environment where you can have a say and make an impact, we want to hear from you.  
Purpose of role:
Reporting directly to the Senior Accounts Assistant, you will primarily be responsible for overseeing the accounts payable function and processing and reconciling the bank transactions. Accounts payable processing is currently automated and this role requires an experienced person who understands the three-way match process and is able to problem solve when invoices do not go through the system correctly. We are also implementing an ERP system which is due to go live at the end of May, therefore there will be duplication of some tasks until this system is fully implemented. You will have day to day responsibility for the Time and Attendance system and support the payroll function.

Core Responsibilities: 
Ensure that all accounts payable invoices that are not received into the portal directly are forwarded for processing
Within the matching system, review the list of unmatched invoices, check against POs and GRNs as necessary in order to manually match or to create a query for resolution with the supplier/purchasing team
Review all FX invoices and process through the matching system
Within the matching system, review the nominal ledger coding and VAT amounts for accuracy and amend as necessary
Process employee expense claims, reviewing compliance with policy, supporting receipts and coding
Reconcile supplier statements
Process payments via online banking
Process daily bank statement entries
Provide Payroll support
Time and Attendance system support
Liaising with suppliers and customers

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience requirements: 
1 year experience of operating automated accounts payable in a manufacturing environment
Great communication skills, demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively with suppliers and the purchasing team
Excellent systems skills and an analytical mind
Experience of ERP system

Personal Specification:
Good at relationships and working in a small team
Takes ownership, gets stuck in to support colleagues
Enjoys solving problems
Highly organised with strong attention to detail
Possesses the determination to get it right
Seeks out continuous improvement