Accounts and Administrative Assistant

Accounts and Administrative Assistant

We are working with a leading FMCG business who are seeking an experienced Accounts and Administrative Assistant to join their team.

Based in the rural Kent countryside just South of Maidstone you could join this leading client who have been operational for over 40 years and have a significant market share in the UK.

Reporting to the Finance & Administration Manager you will maintain ledgers and bank on a day-to-day basis liaising with suppliers and offering administrative support on their EU programme.
As well as a very competitive salary the client offers an array of excellent benefits including 25 days holiday, medical and dental cover, travel and life insurance, good pension scheme and a discretionary bonus.

*Maintaining ledgers, spreadsheets to monitor and control EU programme expenditure
*Maintain and reconcile bank accounts
*Coding and processing of purchase invoices and payments
*Prepare and investigate reconciliations for EU claim
*Raise purchase orders including reconciling of pricing and quantity
*Liaison with suppliers, members and personnel of all levels.
*Prepare for grant claims and audits, including assisting in the management of on-site audits
*Respond to queries
*Update fixed asset register on a monthly basis
*Minutes and board document preparation and filing

*Experience working in an accounts role previously
*An accounting qualification such as AAT would be preferred
*Exposure to multi-currency accounts is essential, including some foreign exchange knowledge
*Prior experience in an FMCG business required
*Excellent administration and customer service/client management skills is essential
*Keen eye for detail required
*Ability to relate to all personnel at all levels in a professional and credible fashion
*An ability to work with minimum direction using own initiative, with the ability to work under pressure.
*A good working knowledge of Microsoft office
*Good time management skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meet deadlines
*Very good organisational skills

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