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The Driving Spirit

Snows are an AM Top 50 automotive retailer covering 18 Brands at 52 franchises. Based in the south and south-west of England the business differentiates itself from its customers by delivering outstanding customer service for its customers and manufacturer partners. We are on the lookout for an Accounts Clerk to work in our Head Office at Snows Southampton.

Your day

The Accounts Clerk will perform a range of clerical and accounting duties, supporting the Financial Controller and Assistant Accountant with the preparation of monthly management accounts.


  • Responsible for opening post, answering telephone calls, filing processed paperwork and managing designated email address.

Bank Team

  • Raising payments via cheques and IAT’s, posting them to the appropriate ledgers.
  • Processing New/Used/Demo/Rental invoices.
  • Processing transactions from the bank statement on to the relevant ledgers and reconciling the closing balance each day.
  • Closing the bank at the end of each month.

Sales Team

  • Posting payments received from the daily banking and reconciling the cash control accounts.
  • Processing warranty credit notes/SBI’s and reconciling the warranty clearing account.
  • Batch inputting sales ledger invoices, for those businesses not on the current DMS.
  • Distribution of outstanding cash reports. Chasing responses, following up and dealing with the queries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Distribution of Vehicle debtor’s reports. Chasing responses, following up and dealing with the queries efficiently.
  • Processing Parts invoices from individual manufacturers.
  • Chasing managers to authorise/verify invoices.
  • Passing invoices to the relevant nominals, once authorised.
  • Intercompany accounts reconciliation and payments (parts & vehicle).

Purchase Team

  • Registering, scanning and passing invoices/credits on the purchase ledger.
  • Supplier statement reconciliations, including manufacturer parts statements.
  • Processing of monthly invoices for insurance products.
  • Managing outstanding payments and receipts.
  • Purchase Ledger payment run.
  • Purchase Ledger Closedown.

Have you got what it takes?

  • Attention to detail and maintain good, accurate quality of work.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent phone manner.
  • PC, Microsoft, web literate.
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in accounting, or equivalent.
  • Experience with accounting software – CDK.
  • Qualified or studying towards AAT, or equivalent qualification.

What is in it for you?

  • Highly competitive salary.
  • Full training and support to help you immerse yourself in the role and Snows values.
  • 30 days holiday, inc. Bank holidays plus additional holiday entitlement as recognition of length of service with Snows at 5,10,15, 20, 25, 30 years anniversary. (Pro rata for part time employees).
  • Discounted MOTs, Service & Parts.
  • Recommend a Friend Bonus/ Introducing a Customer Bonus.
  • Life Assurance Benefit.
  • Snows Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Specsavers Vouchers.
  • BEN – Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Excellent development opportunities to learn & grow with Snows.
  • Role dependant – tool box insurance /company car scheme/ Uncapped earnings potential through commission or bonus structures.

Hours of work: 8.30-5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch.

We regret that due to volume, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the close date please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Location Southampton
Salary Competitive salary
Closing Date 08/02/2021

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