Accounts Assistant - German Speaking

Recruiter
WHSmith
Location
Swindon
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Nov 2021
Closes
19 Dec 2021
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

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Accounts Assistant - German Speaking
Greenbridge, Swindon (with hybrid working)
Grade B

 

Job Description

 


Accounts Assistant - German Speaking
Greenbridge, Swindon (with hybrid working)
Grade B


WHSmith is one of the UK’s most successful and established retailers. Celebrating our 225th anniversary, we’re still breaking stereotypes and progressing year on year. We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistants to work join our High Street and Travel Financial Accounting team. The role will be based at our High Street Head Office in Swindon and we are looking for a talented, dynamic individual to join us who must be fluent in German.

What you’ll be doing:
•    Entering invoices and credit notes into the invoice matching system
•    Ensuring correct authorisation is obtained for all invoices which do not relate to stock sold
•    Correctly matching invoices received to stock updated by our stores in Germany and raising    queries for overcharged or missing stock.
•    Dealing with debit note queries from suppliers
•    Reconciling supplier statements to ensure correct payments are made
•    Processing of invoices directly into the ledger system
•    Dealing with supplier payment queries
•    Assist other members of the team with ad-hoc tasks as required

What we are looking for:
•    Fluent in German; speaking, reading and writing.
•    Previous experience in a similar role 
•    High attention to detail
•    Strong organising and prioritising skills
•    Numerate and analytical
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Quick learner
•    High desire to succeed and take pride in own work
•    Unafraid to seek the right person and ask for help
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Proficient in the use of Excel (ability to perform Vlookups highly beneficial)

What’s in it for you?
We’re a company that values our people; from day one you will receive ongoing support and have access to our various training and development programmes as well as exciting career development opportunities for your future. We offer a wide range of benefits to say thank you for all your hard work including; a competitive salary, a profit related bonus, 24 days holiday (pro rata) plus your birthday off, pension, as well as other perks such as our popular holiday trading scheme.

If successful, candidates will be required to provide a valid passport and provide 3 years of continuous educational, professional or employment references. Due to the high number of applications we receive, it is with regret that we are unable to respond to all applications and therefore will only contact short listed candidates.    

 

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