Finance & HR

Accounts Assistant


Application Close Date: 31st Dec 2019 (Closed)

Accounts Assistant

Preston | Job ID: 19008 | £18,000.00 to £20,000.00 per year

Role Details


Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Department/Location: Finance & HR based at Head Office (PR4 0HF)

Responsible to: Accounts Supervisor

Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 pa

Hours of work: 40 hours (Monday-Friday)


Main Purpose: We are looking to recruit a good all-round account assistant to be based at our head office in Preston. The ideal candidate will be excellent at multi-tasking, have strong organisational skills and existing accounts experience. The successful candidate will work closely with the Accounts Supervisor and other accounts staff in ensuring all the financial records are maintained up to date including purchase ledger, sales ledger, nominal ledger, bank accounts and VAT returns.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of the purchase ledger including posting of invoices and preparing payment runs for approval
  • Sales ledger, cash allocation, statement reconciliation
  • Posting bank receipts and payments on a daily basis and producing weekly bank reconciliations
  • Supporting preparation of VAT returns
  • Supporting and assisting with the credit control process
  • Company credit card reconciliation and posting
  • Employee expenses reconciliation and posting
  • Liaising with customers in relation to sales ledger activity
  • Assistance in the preparation of the monthly management accounts
  • Any such duties that may be required.


Key Competence Requirements

  • Work autonomously and have a flexible approach
  • Professionalism
  • Able to prioritise workload and be comfortable making decisions
  • Self-motivated and trustworthy individual
  • Effective time management skills
  • Team player


Experience and/or Qualifications.

Essential :

  • Level 2 or 3 AAT qualification or equivalent
  • Proficient user of Microsoft programs
  • Proven experience in a bookkeeping/accounts environment

Desirable :

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV or any other accounting software


Role Contact

Speak to Natalie Day

HR Executive

Apply for Accounts Assistant


  • Under compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, completing this form is taken as authority for the information to be used within our HR processes, systems and procedures.