Assistant Accountant - Part Time

Your new company

This is a new role within the Higher Education sector, based in central Oxford.

Your new role

The position of the Assistant Accountant is responsible for:
• Ensuring the purchase ledger transactions are recorded in an accurate and timely manner, and ensuring costs are appropriately linked to projects.
• Preparing monthly payment runs and ad-hoc payment requests for management approval.
• Reconciling company credit cards and supplier statements.
• Month end accruals and prepayments adjustments.
• Managing the recharge to licensees of patent costs incurred (generating sales invoices to directly recharge the cost and reconciling the entries on a monthly basis).

What you'll need to succeed

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of operating a purchase ledger or comparable accounting function and have experience of working within a similar role or within a Finance office environment. The role will also require the successful candidate to have:

• Advanced Excel Skills.
• The ideal candidate will have current experience of using Sage 200 and a willingness to learn new systems. Full training on systems will be provided.
• Commercially astute and have knowledge of the financial and non-financial requirements of small and medium companies, including understanding and interpreting financial policies, regulations and reporting requirements.
• Be self-motivated, prepared to initiate their own work and operate under minimal supervision, manage their own priorities and handling day to day financial transactions and resolving queries
• Excellent interpersonal skills and very strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing and with a wide range of people and organisations

What you'll get in return

You will have the opportunity to earn between £25,000 - £29,000 annual salary (pro rata) for 25 hours per week, dependent on experience. This will be a fantastic opportunity for a part time finance candidate, looking to contribute to a forward-thinking organisation. Flexible working options available.