Accounts Assistant

Support the day-to-day functions of the accounts department, mainly for the purchase ledger and provide cover and support for the sales ledger. Daily cash postings, bank reconciliations and company credit card processing. You will also assist the Finance Manager with various ad-hoc duties where required.

This position would suit an individual with all round experience within an accounts role or a candidate part AAT qualified/other relevant qualification or actively studying towards an accounting qualification.

Ideally, you will be enthusiastic, proactive, well organised and diligent with good verbal/written communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and able to work as an individual and as part of a small team.

Key Responsibilities

Take control of purchase ledger to include:

  • Liaising with suppliers/customers and dealing with any queries
  • Reconciling supplier accounts statements to their account
  • Reconciling purchase orders to invoices and posting invoices to ledgers
  • Preparation of supplier payments
  • Posting of bank payments and receipts (manually from bank feed)
  • Chasing outstanding payments/credit control
  • Recording and reconciling company credit cards/petty cash
  • Posting & processing staff expenses
  • Maintain and update supplier information
  • Maintaining the cashbook
  • Process customers cheques
  • Maintaining the all-asset register
  • Responding to emails and dealing with phone calls


Provide cover/support for sales ledger to include:

  • Raising sales invoices from job tickets
  • Dealing with customer queries
  • Chasing overdue payments
  • Raising credit notes

You Will

  • Be dynamic, nice and ambitious
  • Have intermediate Excel knowledge and other Microsoft Programmes
  • Have knowledge of Sage 50 would be ideal but not essential
  • Be Studying towards or AAT level 2 qualified/other relevant accounting qualifications or experience
  • Exhibit a drive for continuous improvements to processes and able bring new ideas to the table in their area of responsibility
  • Be a team player who is supportive, reliable and trustworthy
  • Be approachable, dedicated and hardworking
  • Be able to remain calm and focused in challenging situations
  • Have great organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Have an excellent telephone manner
  • Be positive attitude with a can do approach
  • Have basic understanding of VAT rates
  • Have minimum of 2 years experience in an accounts/processing role

What we Offer in Return

  • A focused strategy and culture that gives employees the right platform to grow and develop their careers
  • 35 hour working week
  • Generous holiday allowance of 24 days rising to 26
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Enhanced pension scheme of 5% company contribution
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 4x Salary Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • Word hard/play hard culture and a great working environment
  • Sociable company with regular company wide and departmental events
  • A Living Wage Accredited organisation


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Fancy joining the team?

If you are interested in joining the JD team please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]