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Mercat Tours Ltd

Accounts Assistant

Application Deadline: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Purpose and objectives of the role
Maintain accurate company accounts using SAGE 50 Accounts
Process Payroll using SAGE Payroll
Support the Finance Manager
Support the growth of Mercat in a positive, sustainable future
An opportunity to work in an accounting role and with a fast growing SME independent company in the tourism sector with an excellent reputation based in Edinburgh’s city centre. You will be responsible for the back office accounting function within both Mercat Tours and Mercat Tours International.

Duties Include:

Accounting
Prepare monthly financial and management accounts
Sales Ledger / issuing of invoices
Purchase Ledger
Process Payroll using Sage
Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
Receivables Ledger and Credit Control
Petty cash control
Accounting Journals
Cash banking

Payroll
Monthly payroll & associated tasks including pension deductions, monthly returns and payments to HMRC

Reporting
Produce monthly management accounts to assist budget holders with cost control.

Due Diligence
Challenge assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities

IT
Strong IT skills with regards to Excel & SAGE financial & payroll packages

Communication
Communicate effectively with team members to ensure clear and accurate accounting with potential improvements identified
Excellent communication skills to help managers understand and manage their targets

Special Requirements
Sage 50 accounts & Sage Payroll experience essential
Wide financial knowledge and awareness of business needs to cover the full range of tasks
Apply analytical thinking and consider productivity and efficiency in all areas of responsibility
Excel experience essential
Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
Experience of accounts in a similar role
Methodical and organised approach and able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
Experience of credit control
Experience with TOMS desirable but not essential


To apply: Please send your CV and Covering Letter to shirley@mercattours.com
Closing date: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Annual salary: £17,500
Full-time position: Monday – Friday
Interviews: Take place in Edinburgh week beginning 25th March 2019

Web Link: https://www.mercattours.com/why-mercat/vacancies
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