Salary: Competitive
Location: Brighton
Job Type: Permanent

Accounts Assistant

Reporting to: Accounts Manager

Location: The principal place of business will be the Firm’s Brighton office. The Firm is located on other sites within the UK and Europe; travel to, and working from, these offices will be required from time to time.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week to be worked in accordance with the provisions of the Firm’s flexitime scheme.

Purpose of role: The role primarily involves ensuring the accounting system is up to date and that all data held is accurate which will aid the management team when producing reports and analysing data.

Main Responsibilities:
 Set up new accounts on SUN
 Update Inprotech database with billing information e.g. email addresses, SUN codes etc.
 Post sales and purchase ledger invoices to SUN
 Allocate accounts on SUN
 Perform accuracy checks on data held on SUN
 Post month end journals to SUN
 Prepare monthly reports by extracting data from SUN and/or the Finance database
 Prepare data comparison reports and investigate any variances found
 Prepare offset calculations and liaise with clients to obtain approval
 Ad-hoc duties
o Any other tasks as reasonably required.

Person specification:
 Highly motivated, organised, and efficient
 Able to work under pressure, prioritise to meet deadlines, and multi-task
 Must be able to work independently to a high standard
 Must be team-focussed, personable, and approachable

Essential skills/knowledge/experience:
 Previous accounting experience, ideally gained in professional services
 High levels of accuracy and numeracy
 Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word) to intermediate level

Desirable skills/knowledge/experience:
 Experience of using SUN systems
 Experience of working within an IP, legal, or other professional services environment

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