Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

Salary: £16k - £25k (depending on experience and unit size)

Also known as: Accounts Trainee, Finance Assistant, Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk.

As an Accounts Assistant you will assist the accounts team with all financial accounts, sales, bought ledger, cash-books etc.

Your duties may include

  • Processing sales and purchase ledger invoices on a daily basis
  • Basic management accounts
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Raising adjustments against sales ledger when required
  • Entering correct financial details for new customers
  • Ensure invoice queries are investigated and resolved on a timely basis
  • Chase outstanding invoices and agree repayment terms 
  • Assist the financial controller with quarterly VAT returns 
  • Take accounts up to trial balance 
  • General office administration.


  • Understanding of the basic accounting functions and strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Ability to perform bank reconciliations and managed sales and purchase ledgers
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and cope with pressure
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
  • Strong IT skills with good knowledge of Excel and Sage
  • Analytical approach with good eye for detail
  • Strong strategic planning
  • Strong customer and colleague relation skills.

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