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Accounts Assistant - Barbican, London

Virgin Active
Barbican, London
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

Accounts Assistant - Barbican, London

Are you fit for Virgin Active…..?!

Here at Virgin Active, we pride ourselves on our innovations and vision to be the World’s Most Loved Health Club.  And we need you to get on board to deliver this!

Your job:

This newly created role is to support the Finance team in the growth of its food and beverage business. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, you will be responsible for accounts payable processes and will be involved in a number of day-to-day accounting tasks. With support from the wider Finance team, you will be encouraged to take on additional responsibilities as you progress.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Obtain and reconcile supplier statements back to our listing on a monthly basis (for 10+ suppliers)
  • Arrange payments to suppliers (subject to approval)
  • Liaising with suppliers to resolve queries and discrepancies relating to payments
  • Maintaining a manual listing of supplier invoices (with correct VAT, dates, invoice references etc.)
  • Acting as a key point of contact for audit for purchase cycles
  • Working with the UK team and Oracle software to identify approved items, to query value differences and resolve any discrepancies (including VAT)
  • Managing the accounts inbox
  • To process the Journals required to record monthly transactions
  • Supporting the business on ad hoc queries and projects

Your commitment:

You will be based in our Support Office. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

What we can’t live without:

Friendly & approachable, we’re looking for someone with experience & passion to take this exciting challenge on. To be successful as an Accounts Assistant, you will have/be:

  • Working towards a professional qualification (e.g AAT) or with the intention to do so
  • Previous experience of working in a finance team (preferably in a food and beverage company though this is not essential) in either an accounts payable or accounting role
  • Sound proficiency in using Microsoft Excel
  • Desire to progress in an expanding business and to take on new tasks as they become available
  • Ability to work independently to resolve supplier queries and investigate discrepancies.

The Perks:

In return for your expertise, we’ll support you in this new challenge with coaching & development every step of the way. You’ll have a dedicated Manager and a supportive wider team to really set you up for success. Also, to reward your hard work you’ll get:

  • Complimentary VA health club membership for you & a buddy!
  • Discount on loads of Virgin products & services.
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Birthday bonus day off (in addition to your annual leave)
  • Health & dental care

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