Accounts Supervisor

Posted 30 Jun 2020


Colchester (Admin / Clerical)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Admin / ClericalRecruiter Reference:SDX/TP/367321/57869
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£9.29 - £9.29

  • To provide the accounting, trading and billing requirements of the Mess, whilst applying and strictly adhering to mess and company policies and procedures.
  • To provide effective delivery of administrative services both internally and to the client
  • To ensure that all documents and records are administered in line with legislative and company policy and procedure
  • Ensure all systems data input is made accurately and in accordance with legislative and company policy and procedure
Main Responsibilities
  • To continue to develop one’s own skills and knowledge within the position, including any required training courses
  • To maintain excellent client/customer relationships
  • To attend team briefs, huddles and meetings as required
  • To ensure that your team’s PDR’s are completed and agree development activities
  • To attend your performance development review to discuss job standards and agree development activities
  • To maintain a clean and tidy work area at all times
  • To maintain high levels of personal hygiene and wear the appropriate uniform and PPE as required
  • To care for all available resources including equipment, materials and supplies as directed
  • To report any near miss occurrences, accidents or faulty equipment to management
  • To ensure effective communication with line manager, team, customer and client organisation
  • To maintain all areas of responsibility to the set service standards and in line with applicable service offer
  • Ensure that all charges for the week/month are entered onto the appropriate system to assist the mess accountant with the production of all mess bills
  • Ensure that all required weekly/monthly reports are provided to the relevant party in order to be able to present the weekly/monthly financial position of the mess
  • Maintain complete debtors and creditors information in order to assist with cash flow and provide visibility of the financial position of the mess to key stakeholders
  • Obtaining prompt settlement of monies owed to the mess to comply with service requirements
  • Ensure that the accounting system (Eprophit) is kept up to date to provide accurate information to key stakeholders as required
  • Collect and accurately record all revenue
  • Bank all cash takings correctly and regularly in line with company procedures and requirements in order to adhere to cash holding limits
  • Reconcile cash on a daily basis to prevent errors and ensure that all monies are correctly accounted for
  • Ensure cash is securely stored at all times and compliant with company security of cash procedures policies
  • Answering queries from mess members and other parties regarding mess matters in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure that all written communication represents a professional image to customers, clients and staff
  • Produce requested accurate reports in a timely manner to comply with mess rules and contractual requirements
  • Process all information with discretion and strict confidentiality in order to comply with data protection and other security requirements
  • Active involvement, promotion and support of activities aligned towards employee engagement
  • To carry out any other reasonable tasks and/or instructions as directed by management
The Ideal Candidate


  • Demonstrate previous experience of transaction processing in an accounts environment
  • Excellent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Customer service focused and committed to providing a helpful, prompt, responsive service
  • Very good practical knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Well organised with a strong ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Accurate data entry skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with proven experience in dealing with a wide-range of individuals/teams at different levels, including an excellent telephone service


  • Experience of working within military environment
  • Previous experience in a client-facing role
  • Accounting software experience
About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.


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