Accounts Assistant (6 month FTC)

South East
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs
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Job Type:
Education Level:
Secondary school or equivalent
£21,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
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Salary: �21,000

Start date: March 2021

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award-winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.


We have an opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to join us on a 6-month fixed term contract, starting in March and ending in September 2021. You will provide accounting support to ensure the smooth running of the business. As an accounts assistant, you will be responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger, processing employee expenses, and raising sales invoices.

Key accountabilities:

* Ensure all purchase invoices are processed within agreed guidance
* Ensure all employee expenses and credit/purchase cards are processed within agreed guidance
* Preparation of sales invoices including compliance with VAT guidance
* Resolve queries from employees and suppliers and proactively deal with account discrepancies including supplier statement reconciliations
* Support preparation of weekly payment runs
* Preparation of monthly reports including PSA data, control account reconciliations, and analysis
* Administration of credit/purchase card accounts
* Creates new projects and work orders in Agresso
* Backup for timesheet processing in times of absence
* Ad-hoc support to other roles in finance during periods of leave
* Any other ad hoc duties as and when required

Key competencies and experience:

* Experience using accounting software is essential, preferably Unit 4 Agresso Business World
* Previous accounts experience
* Good knowledge of HMRC guidance on VAT

Skills and behaviours:

* Have a strong can-do attitude as well as being a team player to support colleagues
* Have strong organisational and communication skills
* Be highly motivated and reliable
* Have a good ability to meet deadlines
* Strong computer skills, especially within Outlook and Excel
* Excellent problem-solving skills

What we offer

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. What sets us apart is our People. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities, and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

Our People are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders, and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.

Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.

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