Premier Products Management of People Section

The Management of People

5.1 The accounts department consists of six members of staff as well as the company accountant and finance director.

5.1.1 The company accountant reports to the finance director.   They are also responsible for delegating work to all the accounting technicians and clerks.   Each clerk is given responsibility for an individual section of the accounting/book-keeping function based on their skills and previous experience.   They are then trained on their particular section.   Once the tasks have been delegated it is very rarely changed although the purchase ledger clerk has previously worked in another area of the accounts department.

5.1.2 The Company Accountant also delegates individual project work and tasks directly to the Accounting Systems Technician as and when required.   See Appendix A.

5.1.3 The company accountant is responsible for the day to day running of the accounts department as well as producing the monthly management accounts and approving supplier payments.   They have been with the company since it started and are AAT and ACCA qualified.   There no formal job description for this role.

5.1.4 The Accounting Systems Technician is responsible for reviewing systems and procedures and recommending changes where needed as well as ad-hoc project work.   Although they report to the company accountant they also have access to the finance director.   They are in the final stages of the AAT qualification and has experience of both sales and general ledger work.   Again there is no formal job description for this position or any of the other positions within the company.

5.1.5 The General Ledger Clerk is responsible for all direct general ledger postings and producing the trial balance as well as maintaining the cash book and petty cash functions.   They have been with the company for four years and has no formal accounting qualifications but has some previous experience within personnel.

5.1.6 The Purchase Ledger Clerk is...