Mess Accountant

Up to £9.00 an hour
14 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Miss Ellie Hooper
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Mess accountant who will be responsible for maintaining efficient accounting systems within the Mess in accordance with the contract.

Main responsibilities
  • To maintain Mess Bill summaries and other subsidiary accounts as detailed by the Mess Treasurer through the Mess Manager.
  • To train and teach new staff all aspects of your job where it directly affects their place of employment.
  • To prepare visitors Mess Bills for settlement prior to departure where feasible, or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Ensure that correct computer transactions are made for the bar stock items sold to Mess members by way of a chit, or allocated/consumed on functions.
  • Paying and receiving of monies on behalf of the mess, and ensuring cash is correctly and accurately accounted for and balanced
  • Ensuring bank account is reconciled against regular bank statements.
  • Producing monthly balance sheets, data required for the annual audit and forecasts of income/expenditure
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate issue of Mess Bills.
  • Obtaining prompt settlement of monies owing to the fund, reporting any aged debtors
  • Ensuring regular payment of liabilities to external creditors.
  • Ensuring paperwork is in place for central bank to authorise BACS payments for mess member’s bills.
  • Stock takes with Mess Manager/bar staff every week, to reconcile monies against stock levels.
Ideal candidate
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Good Communications skill
  • A 'can do' attitude
  • Passionate and enthusiastic
  • Work well as team or individually
    To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to
About the company

ESS Support Services Worldwide is the defence, government, offshore and remote business sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. It provides food and support services to major companies and organisations operating in remote sites, defence, central and local government departments, police, prisons & offshore sectors.