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TRAINEE ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm.

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the Management Accounts team of a large automotive business. This role offers scope to develop in all areas of accounting, including Management Accounts and Accounts Payable, alongside paid study support if that was what a potential candidate wished to pursue.

The successful candidate will rotate between all areas of the department to gain exposure and knowledge across the finance function. You will assist in the management of our purchase ledger accounts, maintaining a high degree of accuracy and ensuring that suppliers are paid within the agreed terms. You will also assist with the posting of the bank statement and reconciling the cash book, working closely with the operational team to ensure the accurate posting of dealership banking and assisting with the monitoring of the sales ledger accounts, ensuring that sums owed are paid within terms.

This opportunity could suit someone who has recently left school and/or graduated university and are looking to start a career in accounts with a company who recognises and treasures its people as individuals based on their contribution and results, offering you peace of mind with unmatched job security. The role will suit someone who enjoys working in a friendly and professional environment and who is able to manage multiple tasks at once, with a strong attention to detail, as well as an ability to react positively to set monthly objectives. Being an office based role, the successful candidate must be prepared and able to travel into Aldershot.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for managing the central email account for any queries relating to your responsibilities. Monitoring all Purchase Ledger invoices received and filing electronically.
  • To carry out general purchase ledger duties, to include processing of supplier and manufacturer invoices, reconcile supplier and manufacturer statements and ensure a high level of accuracy is maintained.
  • Manage aged credit reports; reconcile balances to statements on both vehicle and general ledgers.
  • Prepare monthly supplier payment runs & customer direct debit payments for BACS submission.
  • Process new supplier requests – ensuring the correct checks are carried out, obtaining approval, and setting up the accounts.
  • Agree and reconcile daily bank postings (bank statements, vehicle, service & parts banking).
  • Upload daily BACS payments to the bank.
  • To carry out general sales ledger duties, to include credit applications, set up of customer accounts.
  • Manage aged debt reports; chase outstanding balances and maintain unallocated funds across the vehicle and general ledgers.
  • Reconcile and post intercompany journals to clear internal debtor and creditor accounts daily.
  • Monitor and chase all outstanding GRNI’s (Goods received Notes Inwards) and liaise multiple sites parts departments and vehicle administrators.
  • Answering the phone and directing calls.
  • Petty Cash
  • Other duties as required to support the preparation of timely and accurate management accounts.
  • Working with spreadsheets

Skills & Requirements:

You will be an enthusiastic, reliable, and motivated individual that is keen to learn and adapt within our finance department.

  • If you are currently studying towards an AAT/ACCA, it would be desirable but not essential.
  • An exceptionally high degree of numeracy and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Good teamworking skills
  • Good IT skills competitive
  • Ability to work to monthly deadlines
  • Good communication; skilled at getting information from a range of sources and departments.
  • Computer literate and confident in the use of the Microsoft Office package.
  • A team player, able to foster excellent relationships at all levels.
  • A self-starter, willing to go the extra mile.
  • Ability to follow company policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritise a workload.
  • Polite and professional phone manner.
  • Possess flexibility and ability to effectively perform multiple functions at a time.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.

You will be joining a friendly, caring, conscientious and talented accounts team, working alongside and learning from experienced accounts staff, all with peace of mind of complete job security and a stable platform to build a successful career in a thriving business and achieve you career goals.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Continuous learning & development opportunities.
  • 22 days annual leave, rising to 27 days with length of service.
  • Access to discounted staff car leasing scheme.
  • Exclusive savings available across all sites within the group through Sales, Service & Parts.
  • Exclusive access to Perkbox, an online portal for a huge selection of discounted high street offers.

If this sounds like you then Winchester Motor Group want to hear from you.

Winchester Motor Group are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a working environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive, and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential.


Ref: AA/DD

Working Hours 8.30am - 5.30pm
Location Aldershot
Salary Competitive
Benefits 22 days holiday plus bank holidays, reduced labour rate, discounted MOT's & the ability to opt in to staff leasing scheme.
Closing Date 31/05/2024
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