Group Accounts Clerk

The Group Accounts Clerk is a member of the Accounts Team and will report to the Financial Controller. The Group 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.



  • Promote and maintain positive people relations across the Group.
  • Offer support and advice to staff within the group.
  • Deal effectively & efficiently with Accounts issues.
  • Comply with all of Snows policies and procedures.

Daily Tasks

  • Opening of the post
  • Answering the telephone
  • Posting payments received from the daily banking and reconciling the cash control accounts
  • Raising payments via cheques and IAT’s, posting them to the appropriate ledgers
  • Registering, scanning and passing invoices/credits on the purchase ledger
  • Processing New/Used/Demo/Rental invoices
  • Processing Parts invoices from individual manufacturers
  • Processing warranty credit notes/SBI’s and reconciling the warranty clearing account
  • Processing transactions from the bank statement on to the relevant ledgers and reconciling the closing balance each day.
  • Batch inputting sales ledger invoices, for those businesses not on the current DMS
  • Filing of all processed paperwork
  • Reconciliation of cash control accounts, for example vehicle/parts deposits

Weekly Tasks

  • 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.
  • Chasing managers to authorise/verify invoices
  • Passing invoices to the relevant nominals, once authorised

Monthly Tasks
  • Supplier statement reconciliations, including manufacturer parts statements
  • Intercompany sales ledger account reconciliation and payments (parts & vehicle)
  • Processing of monthly invoices for insurance products
  • Purchase Ledger payment run
  • Purchase Ledger Closedown
  • Posting and reconciliation of vehicle bonuses
  • Posting and reconciliation of finance commissions & subsidy’s
  • Assisting FC/AA with notes to the accounts

Skills & Competencies

  • Able to plan, organise self and meet agreed work deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic and adaptable to change.
  • Attention to detail and maintain good, accurate quality of work.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines to achieve the business needs.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and planning skills.

Essential & Desirable Skills & Qualifications


  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Highly numerate and conscientious
  • 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
  • Experience within a similar business

Working hours applicable to this role are:

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm with an hour for lunch

In return you will be entitled to:

  • 30 days holiday, inc. Bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Recommend a Friend
  • Introducing a customer
  • Life Assurance benefit
  • Snows pension scheme
  • Specsavers vouchers
  • Recognition for zero sickness
  • Recognition of length of service at 5,10,15,20 years anniversary
  • BEN – Employee Assistance Programme

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

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Ref: SBH - AC - 1219

Location Head Office, Southampton
Salary Competitive Basic Salary
Closing Date 20/12/2019

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