Posted: 5 October 2018

Accounts Manager
** Please note, this position has now been filled **

Thank you to all those who showed an interest and applied.
15 October 2018.

 

 

An opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Manager to work at our office at Colpy, Aberdeenshire.

Harper is a busy fabrication company with a focus on quality and professionalism.  Using innovation, we drive change and take a proactive approach to deliver results to our word.  We operate in safe conditions, whilst respecting the environment around us.  Our people are important to us and we value them. We are looking for an diligent Accounts Manager who will fit with our ethos, be hardworking, personable and professional in this role.

 

Our values are:

Innovation | People | Quality | Compliance | Safety | Environment

 

About the Role

This is the lead accounting role in the organisation.  Working closely with the Managing Director and other key stakeholders in the organisation, the candidate will be responsible for preparing management accounts along with preparing accounts for audit.  The role includes:

 

Management Accounting

  • Preparation of accurate management accounts and client financial information within the time frames agreed, ready for review, with meaningful commentary and variance analysis
  • Preparation of budget, forecast and cash flow information for clients including commentary on the results
  • Preparation of VAT returns, EC sales lists and reverse charges
  • Process accounts payable and receivable, ensuring compliance with the financial requirements of the company
  • Process payroll on Xero system to maintain up to date payroll and perform all reporting and NIC details, to ensure all reports, records and data files(incl employee information) are kept up to date and to work with the management to ensure payments are accurate
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the organisation’s financial and personal information at all times
  • Preparation of financial information for audit
  • Prepare punctual weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for submission to HMRC
  • Prepare annual budgets and produce monthly performance against budget reports
  • Process month end reporting
  • Process year-end reporting

 

Credit Control

  • Ensure queries on outstanding accounts are updated weekly
  • Ensure Debtor Controls are enforced and within a 30 day collection period
  • Be proactive and ensure Commercial customers are contacted prior to month end to secure confirmation of payment with a view to resolving any invoice queries
  • Maintain a weekly record of outstanding balances for all customers
  • Liaise with customer or colleagues to resolve any issues preventing payment
  • Ensuring best practice and efficient collection of payments for maintenance of working relationships
  • Setting up new customers in database
  • Reconciliation of customer accounts
  • Dealing with, and resolving any account anomalies as they arise
  • Assisting with year-end reporting

Purchase Ledger

  • Process and review all aspects of the ledger
  • Process purchase orders and invoices
  • Resolving invoices and purchase ledger queries
  • Setting up new suppliers in database
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Dealing with, and resolving any account anomalies as they arise

 

Sales Ledger

  • Resolving invoices and sales ledger queries

 

The Ideal Candidate

Essential skills:

The candidate will be proactive with the ability to work to their own initiative.

Excellent communication skills with confidence to guide senior management in financial matters is essential.  Experience in the use of accounting packages is necessary. The candidate will be an organised individual with the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.

Desired Skills:

Part Qualified or qualified ACCA, CA or CIMA.

Previous use of Xero system.

Exposure to Steelworks and/ or Fabrication industry.

 

To apply

Applications must include a short cover letter along with CV explaining why this role interests you and what you can bring to it. Applicants who have not submitted a cover letter will not be considered.

Applications should be sent by email to pamela@harperuk.com.

Vacancy Posted: 27 September 2018

Administrator (25 hours+)

An opportunity has arisen for an Administrator to work at our fabrication office at Colpy, Aberdeenshire.

 

** Please note, this position has now been filled **

Thank you to all those who showed an interest and applied.
15 October 2018.

 

Harper is a busy fabrication company with a focus on quality and professionalism.  Using innovation, we drive change and take a proactive approach to deliver results to our word.  We operate in safe conditions, whilst respecting the environment around us.  Our people are important to us and we value them. We are looking for an enthusiastic Administrator, who will fit with our ethos, be hardworking, personable and professional in the role.

Our values are:

Innovation | People | Quality | Compliance | Safety | Environment

 

About the Role

The main areas of responsibility for this position are as follows:

  • Working collaboratively with other team members to provide comprehensive administrative support.
  • Answering telephone calls in a professional, friendly and helpful manner.
  • Administrative tasks such as typing, scanning, filing and photocopying.
  • Utilising in-house database systems for data input.
  • Assisting with client, supplier and visitor queries in a friendly manner, with a proactive approach to provide a first class customer service.

 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have previous office support experience and a good working knowledge of MS Office packages, CRM systems and a professional phone manner.

 

To apply

Applications must include a short cover letter along with CV explaining why this role interests you and what you can bring to it. Applicants who have not submitted a cover letter will not be considered.

Applications should be sent by email to pamela@harperuk.com.