Accounts Assistant – Bournemouth

Accounts Assistant – Bournemouth

Job title:       Accounts Assistant
Location:       Bournemouth
Salary:            £19,500
to £20,500 FTE depending on experience
Hours:            22 hours a week – flexible on days worked

Helping talent thrive.
It starts with our winning team.

Our handpicked, trusted people demonstrate their specialist
knowledge in all that they do, and through our infectious and transferable
passion and energy, we motivate and invigorate those around us to be the best
they can be.

Paragon Skills are an Ofsted Grade ‘Good’ provider, winning
awards such as Care Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in 2021 and
being awarded Gold for both Investors in People, and Investors in Young People.
We are very proud of these successes, which have earned us the title of one of
the UK’s leading training providers.

About the role:

As an Accounts
Assistant in our Finance team based in Bournemouth, you will support the
finance department to allow them to effectively perform a number of
administrative tasks.

You will work
closely with the team to manage a number of key processes including invoicing,
issuing PO number and payment runs.

What will you be

Administration of the credit control process –
sending statements and copies of invoices where required

Follow up with customers to chase outstanding

Identify urgent payments to be made outside the
set payment run calendar, liaising closely with the Finance Team where required

Reconcile supplier statements chasing through
any disputed balances obtaining any relevant paperwork

Filing/ housekeeping of all invoices, credit
notes, and other ledger-associated documentation

Allocation of direct debit payments/ standing
orders and collation of associated invoicing

Month end journals including but not limited to
accruals, prepayments & depreciation

Update ILRs for invoices raised and payments

Administration of the archive process

Provide support to the sales ledger function,
raising invoices and incentive payments if required

Contact customers for bank details to support
the distribution of government incentives

Ad-hoc duties as required by the Financial
Controller and/or Management Accountant

Promote and safeguard the welfare of children
and young people you are responsible for or come into contact with

Be aware of GDPR legislation and comply with all
data protection requirements

What we need from

Experience within an administrative/ finance

Excellent communication skills, written, in
person and via telephone/ Teams with the ability to communicate confidently
with colleagues and candidate at all levels

Exceptional administrative skills with a keen
eye for detail and ability to maintain accurate records at all times

Confident and advanced user of MS Office
packages including Excel, with the ability to learn new systems quickly

Enjoys being challenged and finding new and
innovative ways of working

Flexible and adaptable to change with the
ability to take ownership of tasks

Live by our Paragon Skills values (our 5 Es) in
all that you do

A commitment to your own personal development by
challenging yourself and learning new skills

High integrity and level of discretion 

What’s in it for you?

Paragon Skills is an inclusive, welcoming and supportive
place to work with a fantastic culture which supports your own learning and
development and career growth. In addition to this, we are proud to offer
Paragon Choices, our suite of optional and core benefits including life
assurance and income protection. We also have the following benefits available
for all colleagues:

Increasing holiday entitlement each year up to
25 days, plus an additional 3 days at Christmas and a holiday purchase scheme

Perkbox – a suite of lifestyle benefits and
wellness tools

Recognition and long service awards to celebrate
our colleagues’ commitment to Paragon Skills

Colleague referral bonus payments

Going for Gold incentive scheme to reward top

Three days paid volunteering leave and corporate
conscience initiatives

We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a guaranteed
interview scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or discriminated
against because of their disability. If you meet the minimum criteria when you
apply and you have informed us in your application that you have a disability,
you will be guaranteed an interview for that role. 

To promote and maintain an inclusive working environment, as
part of your application process we will ask you to share data on certain characteristics.
These answers will not form part of the selection and recruitment process and
will not be shared with anyone outside of the People Team.

Paragon Skills is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing
of our learners and colleagues and we implement robust safer recruitment
practices to support this. Dependant on the role you are applying for, we may
undertake a number of necessary checks to confirm you are suitable to work with
children and vulnerable adults, which may include a Disclosure and Barring
Service check. We are also committed to promoting equality and inclusion
throughout our colleague and learner populations.

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