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Junior Accounts Assistant

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Do you want to work to make Power for Good? 

 We're the world's largest independent renewable energy company. We're driven by a simple yet powerful vision: to create a future where everyone has access to affordable, zero carbon energy. We know that achieving our ambitions would be impossible without our people. Because we're tackling some of the world's toughest problems, we need the very best people to help us. They're our most important asset so that's why we continually invest in them. 
RES is a family with a diverse workforce, and we are dedicated to the personal professional growth of our people, no matter what stage of their career they're at. We can promise you rewarding work which makes a real impact, the chance to learn from inspiring colleagues from across a growing, global network and opportunities to grow personally and professionally. 
Our competitive package offers rewards and benefits including pension schemes, flexible working, and top-down emphasis on better work-life balance. We also offer private healthcare, discounted green travel, 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell days, enhanced family leave and four volunteering days per year so you can make a difference somewhere else. 
 
The Position 
As a company we are proud of our reputation as leaders in renewable energy and for demonstrating that a zero carbon future is possible, affordable and desirable. We believe that small, empowered, ambitious teams can do big things! We believe in ideas, in seeking to be the best that we can be, work life balance and a blameless culture based on empowering our people. This role is a FTC for 1 year.
The Accounts Assistant will support different members of the Central Accounting Team and is responsible for processing cash transactions into our Business World software, updating cash books where applicable and ensuring our ledgers reconcile to bank statements.  
 
Organisational Context 
The role will work closely with both the Accounts Payable Supervisor (Asset Management) and Accounts Payable Supervisor (RES Ltd) to monitor bank statements for both RES Ltd entities and client entities, process the transactions into Business World and ensure the cash books reflect the current bank account balances. 
  
Key Accountabilities 
  • Review the bank accounts for new transactions on a daily / weekly basis, identifying new transactions and distinguishing between payments or receipts / customer or supplier.
  • Update the cash book with the new transaction details from the statement.
  • Reconcile the cash book to the bank statements for each individual entity and each different bank account
  • Process the transactions into Business World, ensuring payments are reconciled to supplier accounts and payments are matched to the relevant invoices paid.
  • Ensure the cash book and bank statement reflects the bank balance shown in the accounting software Business World
  • Ensure all processes are completed within the required daily / weekly / monthly timeframe
 Knowledge you will need 
•General knowledge of accounting is essential  - including double entry book keeping 
•Knowledge of purchase ledger and associated processing routines. 
•Knowledge of cash book management and reconciliations. 
•Understanding of the core functions of a finance shared services department. 
•Experienced in using Finance Systems 
 
Skills you will have 
•Competent and efficient, demonstrating attention to detail and ability to deliver quality output (right first time) to deadline 
•Ability to focus on continuous improvements, suggesting and delivering efficiencies to transactional processes. 
•Adaptable and able to be flexible in approach from time-to-time to meet the needs of the business 
•Sound communication skills and the confidence and credibility to communicate clearly and professionally at all levels 
•Strong Microsoft Excel and PC literacy skills are essential 
 
Experience you will have 
Experience of working in a finance team in a transactional capacity is essential. 
 
Qualifications you will hold 
 Recognised accountancy qualifications are desirable but not essential (e.g. AAT) 
At RES we celebrate difference as we know it makes our company a great place to work. Encouraging applicants with different backgrounds, ideas and points of view, we create teams who work together to solve complex problems and design practical solutions for our clients. Our multiple perspectives come from many sources including the diverse ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, marital status, parental status, education, social background and life experience of our people. 
 
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Department

UK&I Support Functions Finance - 509

Location

  • United Kingdom, Kings Langley

Employment type

Fixed Term Full Time

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