Accounts Assistant

£27,000 a year
37.5 hours per week, to be worked Monday - Friday, 9am – 5pm with 30 minutes unpaid break each day.
About the vacancy

About us:

COOMBES is a leading Arboricultural and Forestry Contractor, with over 20 years of experience and expertise in the forestry sector. We have forged a strong industry reputation and we believe we have an unrivalled skill set and peerless knowledge of forestry work at all levels.

We also play a key role within the Rail industry, providing a whole manner of off-track solutions, and minor civils works, in partnership with Network Rail and other major contractors.

COOMBES has seen recent significant growth and we currently have some exciting projects underway in woodland management, timber harvesting, rail and civils works across the country.  We are seeking skilled and experienced colleagues in a range of disciplines to support our growth and help us provide a service that is second to none.

COOMBES is a family-run SME, where we value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and working together as one team to give our clients the best possible service.  If this sounds like you, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

About the vacancy:

COOMBES is seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to join our small friendly Finance team on a full-time permanent basis.

This essential role provides financial support to teams across the business by ensuring that invoices are processed efficiently and that our clients and contractors are paid correctly and in a timely manner.  Overseeing the Sales and Purchase ledger, the Accounts Assistant will post and process invoices and receipts using our internal systems, set up payments and ensure that our accounts reconcile at the end of the day.

About you:

You’ll have recent experience in a similar bookkeeping role and be keen to take up a fresh challenge.  You’ll be highly numerate with excellent computer skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office and have advanced Excel capabilities.  You’ll be happy in using, updating and reporting from financial software systems, and may even have experience of Sage 200.  

This role will require you to be a self-motivated team member who can work both independently and as part of a team.  You’ll take pride in your work and complete tasks to a high standard.  You’ll be able to organise your time effectively to ensure that internal and external deadlines are always met. You’ll have excellent attention to detail and value the importance of accurate data entry and record keeping. Your approachable manner and clear communication skills will allow you to effectively respond to requests and queries from internal teams, contractors and suppliers alike.

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As part of our recruitment processes, COOMBES collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Sending us your CV for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of recruitment. Your data is not used in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process. We will keep your CV onour records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

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