Accounts Assistant

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Accounts Assistant (purchase ledger)

Work location: Malvern

Division: Accounts

Reporting to: Accounts Manager

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.

 

The job

Due to retirement, a rare opportunity has arisen to join our Accounts Department in the role of Accounts Assistant (Purchase Ledger). In this full-time role, you will support and assist the Accounts Manager and accounts department in the operation of accounts payable, including the functions of the Purchase Ledger. This is a ‘blended working’ role split between home and the Malvern office (three days per week in the office).

How you’ll contribute

In this busy role, you will:

  • Input purchase invoices.
  • Maintain supplier account details within the accounts software database.
  • Carry out monthly reconciliation of supplier statements.
  • Process both month end and weekly payment runs using BACS.
  • Maintain various excel schedules in line with the role.
  • Carry out purchase ledger tasks assigned by the Accounts Manager.

 

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:

Essential

  • Strong data entry skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Experience using Microsoft programmes, particularly Excel

Desirable

  • Experience within an SME environment
  • Experience working within a similar role

Core behaviours which will help you to be successful in this role include:

  • Methodical with an eye for detail
  • Flexible attitude with the ability to assist others as and when required
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal .
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

 

What’s in it for you?

Alongside the chance to work in a business with a real family-feel where you will have the support to grow your career, we’ll provide:

  • Salary £23,000 – £26,000
  • Minimum 27 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Health cash plan
  • Paid professional memberships (one annually)
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance 4 x salary
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

Applications close on 2nd April 2024 but we reserve the right to close applications earlier should an appointment be made prior to this date.

 

Sound interesting?

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.