Accounts Assistant

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Posted Date 2 months ago(12/8/2022 4:33 AM)
Shared Services
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Wilmington Shared Services - Group Finance

Company Outline




Job Role: Accounts Assistant - Cashbook / Sales Ledger

Location: Basildon / London - Hybrid with one day in office per week

Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 (DoE)


Why do we want you?

You are experienced in cashbook accounting, such as accounts receivable, invoicing and sales ledger and you are looking for an exciting, accounting role with a broad remit. Our role is more than just processing bank accounts, you'll be managing bank accounts, double entry bookkeeping and getting involved in a range of cashbook related technical accounting tasks.


If you're looking for a new challenge in a role filled with variety, opportunities to learn and exposure to a broad range of cashbook related accounting tasks, this is definitely the type of opportunity that you'll find of interest!


We are Wilmington plc

Wilmington plc is a portfolio made up of a specialist brands providing custom solutions to customers across the globe from over 10 different offices. We provide a wide range of products including specialist information and data, and high quality training and education, to help professionals manage Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Regulatory Compliance challenges. Find out more about our core purpose and how we help our customers do the right business in the right way.


Our two divisions, Intelligence and Training, are underpinned by the work of experts in their field, including data and technology specialists and highly skilled practitioners who deliver our training and education solutions.


Our ambition is to have the best people work with us at Wilmington, delivering their best work because we care about them, include them and empower them. We will  support you, develop you and recognise you.

Main Purpose of Role

You'll be part of the Sales Ledger team primarily responsible for prompt and efficient postings of all debtor payments and other cashbook payments and receipts across all ledgers. You will have responsibility for supporting the daily accounts receivable process. Supporting the AR/Cashbook Manager, you will be responsible for assigned aspects of the daily processes, including accurate and timely application of receipts to Sun and also supporting the wider team to ensure an efficient service is provided.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prompt identification of all receipts and payments from bank statements and posting to debtor/creditor and other nominal ledger accounts as appropriate on a daily basis, including ledger management and house-keeping of sundry balances.
  • Preparation, processing and posting of payments
  • Perform weekly bank reconciliations
  • Other monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Administration, reconciliation and posting of petty cash transactions
  • Processing and posting of cheques to debtor, creditor and other nominal ledger accounts as required
  • Processing and posting of credit card transactions and direct debit set up and management as and when required
  • Liaise and assist with queries with Company Divisions
  • Investigate and reconcile customer accounts as needed
  • Process invoices and credit notes onto the debtor ledgers, including upload and VAT Reconciliation
  • Set up of new client accounts in SUN
  • To work on all elements of development requirements as and when operationally established.
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

Skills and Experience Required

We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...


We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the role’s location by the start of their employment.


You will also need;

  • Experience in the same or a similar role
  • Experience in cashbook and sales ledger function is preferable
  • Knowledge of SUN systems - desirable
  • To be able to process large amounts of data quickly and accurately
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, superb attention to detail and be able to work from your own initiative achieving deadlines and targets
  • Basic excel skills
  • Confidence in multitasking and prioritising a full workload
  • To enjoy working in a team to share knowledge, achieve overall team goals together and meet given deadlines 
  • To always present and maintain a professional approach
  • An eye for detail ensuring all written communications are grammatically, contractually and legally correct at all times

Before you go....

Why join us?

We are a dynamic business, providing a huge number of products to a wide range of customers. Therefore we understand the power of diversity, and we celebrate the innovation and creativity that can be achieved through our own unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives. We love to build teams that showcase our individuality and creativity, building our positive culture across our organisation.


Our work provides variety, development and the opportunity to be part of a committed community of over 700 colleagues in 8 countries worldwide. Our environment is encouraging, supportive, and committed to individual, business and team growth; one where people love to join and make an impact. We embrace new ideas and fresh thinking, we overcome challenges together, and we rely on each other to bring innovation to life. At Wilmington, we work hard to help each other grow and succeed.


What do we offer?

Joining Wilmington means you’ll be part of a dedicated team, committed to providing high quality services and support to our customers. Our people are empowered to learn and develop themselves, and being part of our team, we provide the opportunities for you to grow.


We offer a great core benefits package which includes performance related bonus, pension and life assurance. We also offer a flexible benefits package so you can tailor your benefits to suit you ie additional holiday purchase, healthcare, subsidised gym memberships, cycle to work schemes and discount vouchers.


We have a hybrid working framework that balances flexible working with providing the space for collaboration and learning from each other.


We care about the physical and mental health of all our colleagues. We provide an extensive range of wellbeing resources so that everyone feels supported, and has the best opportunity to do their best work.



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The Legal Bit!

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


*Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.


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