Bookkeeper/Credit Controller                                                    - Full-time

Overview

  • Job Title: Bookkeeper/Credit Controller                                                   
  • Reporting to: Management Accountant
  • Department: Accounts
  • Location: Essex
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Direct reports: None

As a Bookkeeper/Credit Controller, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and supporting the

financial foundation of the agency’s accounts department. Your diverse range of financial

responsibilities will contribute to the seamless and accurate operation of our financial processes,

working collaboratively with our team. You will strengthen the Accounts team, working with the Credit

Controllers on actively chasing Aged Debt, raising sales invoices, and supporting the reconciliation of

the Digital monthly spend. Additionally, you will assist the Bookkeeper with accounts payable invoice

processing and provide support with other tasks as needed.

Your meticulous attention to detail, commitment to compliance, and adeptness with financial systems

will be instrumental in driving the agency’s success and expansion.

Job responsibilities

  • Accurately raise Sales Invoices and forward to clients following client specific requirements.
  • Meticulously check billing plans and correct errors.
  • Credit Control responsibilities for a group of clients.
  • Liaise with the Media team to reconcile Digital monthly spends to purchase orders.
  • Support the Accounts team with accurately processing Cost of Sales invoices in Synergist, ensuring alignment with purchase orders/serial numbers.
  • Support the Accounts team processing Overhead invoices on Sage
  • Support pay runs and expenses processing.
  • Conduct housekeeping on ledgers.
  • Supporting the Accounts team with accounts queries.
  • Assist with general accounts tasks.
  • Maintain and update administrative systems as necessary, fostering efficient housekeeping.
  • Always adhere to company policies, procedures, and instructions.
  • You will be expected to carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required in line with your main duties.

Person specification

  • Degree in Accounting, AAT Level 3 qualified or related accountancy qualification is required.
  • Previous credit control experience is essential.
  • Sound understanding of office operations.
  • Previous experience in building relationships with Clients and Credit control.
  • Proficiency in working within a fast-paced accounts environment.
  • Capable of account reconciliation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, encompassing Word, Teams, and particularly adept in Excel.
  • Highly experienced in SAGE 50 software.
  • Quick learner with the ability to adapt to new systems effectively.
  • Strong grasp of the fundamental principles of double-entry bookkeeping.
  • Ability to reconcile accounts.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills enabling effective interaction with customers and external stakeholders.
  • Exemplary accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient in both organisational and time management, ensuring tasks are accomplished effectively.
  • Professional telephone etiquette.
  • Familiarity with GDPR regulations and relevant legislation.
  • Skilled in establishing and nurturing client relationships, internally and externally, across various hierarchical levels.
  • Possess a composed and confident demeanor for handling potentially challenging conversations.
  • Proficient multitasker with sustained motivation and a positive outlook.
  • Capable of performing effectively under pressure and meeting stringent deadlines.
  • Committed to both efficiency and precision in work execution.
  • A problem solver that takes an analytical approach to overcome hurdles
  • Equally adept at collaborative teamwork and self-motivated independent work.

Before you apply

At the Focus Agency Group, we’re committed to being the best.

Our team is made up of highly skilled professionals who possess not only a deep understanding of our clients’ requirements, but also an innate grasp of the ever-evolving digital landscape.

We value creative minds and believe in providing our team members with stimulating projects and the opportunity to work alongside leading figures in the digital industry. As part of our commitment to professional development, we offer tailored training to empower our team to stay ahead of the curve.

When you join the Focus Agency Group, you’ll be embarking on an exciting journey where your expertise will be nurtured, your ideas will be valued, and your career will thrive.

  • Please ensure you submit an up-to-date CV.
  • If the position you’re applying for requires a portfolio, we kindly ask you submit or share a link to showcase your work.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK.
  • You must be within commutable distance of your designated office.

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