Our client has a temporary vacancy for a Business Expenses and Purchase Ledger Clerk. This position is placed within the Finance Team, alongside the Accounts Payable and Procurement Teams and reports directly to the Procurement and Accounts Payable Manager. This position is standalone: its nature is fast-paced and reactive requiring independent thinking and working, with minimal supervision. Working 30 hours per week, the role is office based and will be till end of October 2022. You will be responsible for the management of Business Expense Claims from receipt to payment, in compliance with the Business Expense Policy and HMRC regulations. You must be able to offer advice and guidance on claims, whilst ensuring that all claims are valid and have been accurately completed within a timely manner. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of HMRC regulations in order to establish correct procedure in all areas of expense payment, i.e. Identifying for payroll those items which need to be disclosed on P11D. The post holder must have an overview of the expense claims process, be able to train others to assist during busy periods, and be able to perform spot checks on claims processed by others to ensure consistently high standards of performance. Requirements AAT Intermediate level and 3 years’ experience of working in a similar role. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Experience in a busy Finance Department. Experience of using HMRC website to source information. Demonstrable experience of time management and prioritization Over 3 years’ experience in a customer facing role – specifically dealing effectively and sensitively with ‘difficult’ people Knowledge of HMRC regulations relating to allowable business expenses and disclosure on P11Ds Knowledge of GDPR regulations Excellent interpersonal skills to respond both orally and in writing to all queries at all levels and to those whose first language may not be English. Good numeracy and analytical skills with a high degree of accuracy when inputting or amending data. Excellent organizational abilities and time management skills. Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise and to meet deadlines A willingness to investigate complex issues to determine the solution Willingness and ability to learn processes and recommend improvements To possess a professional manner and have the ability to be politely assertive when necessary Flexible, adaptive and a ‘can do‘ attitude. Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.
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