A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a leading Health charity as a Payments Accountant for a period of 12 months (hybrid working), covering maternity leave.
The Payments Accountant will be responsible for managing the following key financial processes: grant payments; other non-salary payments; travel management; expenses and credit card claims and for checking and reviewing supplier bank details. The post holder would be expected to interact regularly with other members of the finance team and non-finance staff throughout in the organisation.
Main Responsibilities will include:
• Review grant and contract payments, supplier invoices, expense claims and credit card payments and post into the accounting system in an accurate and timely fashion.
• Review expenditure in key areas and apply judgement when preparing adjustments to the accounting records for accruals and prepayments for month end in a timely manner with supporting evidence, in line with guidance from your line manager.
• Prepare appropriate analysis to provide information to management on expenditure booked on the travel management system and credit card.
• Maintain petty cash in accordance with the petty cash policy and update the general ledger to align with the physical cash.
• Manage the relationship with the suppliers, resolving queries raised by users, working with the provider in improving the system as well as addressing our training needs.
• Complete meaningful balance sheet controls including (but not limited to) bank reconciliations, accruals and credit cards within month-end deadlines, ensuring all aged items are investigated and cleared in a timely manner escalating issues promptly to the Finance and Investment Accountant.
To apply you should have/be:
• Understanding of the principles of double entry bookkeeping
• Understanding of accounts payable processes
• Understanding of balance sheet controls and reconciliations
• Understanding of the use of chart of accounts and coding structure
• Experience of using an accounting system
• Experience of using Business Central would be beneficial but not essential
• Communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, verbally and in writing.