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Assistant Accountant – Accounts Receivable

  • Newport
  • Contract
  • Up to £16.61 per hour

Assistant Accountant – Accounts Receivable

As an assistant accountant you will report to the team manager and are responsible for the delivery of service activities on behalf of our customers. Primary activities can include review, quality control and input of sales orders, accurate and timely entry of complex sales invoices. You will be responsible for effective execution of the financial processes and ensuring these are accurately documented. This role has significant impact on the wider AR team and the working capital management of our customers. Our business partners will interact with this role on a day to day basis so delivering a high quality service and ensuring customer satisfaction is of prime importanc

The role holder will be responsible for:

Service Delivery:

  • Milestone, Deliverable, WIP, T&M & Service Invoicing in multiple currencies.
  • Preparation of order book and trading plans within multiple ERPs.
  • Raising Advance Claims and Trading Sales
  • Working closely with colleagues to ensure data is shared and reflected in the systems in a timely manner, completing reconciliations where needed.
  • Cash Forecasting experience preferable
  • Sales order input, review, amendment and reconciliation.
  • Raising/Reviewing & Distributing complex Sales Invoices
  • Compliance with UK VAT rules and other Global Sales Taxes
  • Liaise with customers (internal & external) taking personal responsibility for the correction, resolution and close-down of issues.
  • Actively supporting joint goals reviews, ideas generation for continuous improvements and driving these to completion, including demonstrating the benefits attained.
  • Assisting the other Accounts Receivable teams as required


  • Taking an active role in daily stand-ups and monthly team meetings.
  • Compliance with Financial Controls. Escalation of any non-compliances or risks to the Supervisor.
  • Participation in the AR monthly Self-Testing activities.
  • Provision of support & evidence, as required, for internal & external audits.
  • Production of process documentation and understanding the importance of evidencing the control processes governing these.

The role holder will:

  • Will have a degree and professional qualification (AAT/CAT or part qualified ACCA/CIMA/CICM) or have experience of working in a finance environment and be part qualified based on experience gained.
  • Ideally have ERP experience of, SAP or Oracle would be highly advantageous..
  • Have good knowledge of Microsoft excel including how to complete basic formulas such as sums, ifs, vlookups etc.
  • Have the ability to present large data sets to others in a concise, easy to understand format.
  • Understand Output VAT and other Sales taxes and when these should/shouldn’t be applied.
  • Understand sales trading, IFRS15, revenue recognition and how this impacts the sales ledger.
  • Understand what documentation is required to process different types of sales e.g Goods despatch notes, export paperwork etc.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Understand when to escalate matters for senior input
  • Fully understand the procedures which they are operating and be confident in providing solutions from these procedures and data analytics.
  • Good communication skills including persuasion and influencing.
  • Good team working skills and the ability to work with multiple level stakeholders.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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