Accounts Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Chester
  • £22000

We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant/Assistant Accountant to join an impressive, growing SME on the outskirts of Chester. Working from brand new, purpose-converted offices you will work hand in hand with an impressive Head of Finance. Support will be required across the piece in a busy, complex finance function and you will be responsible for the day to day management of transactional finance and support month end process, management accounts and business operations.


Duties will include:


  • Management of purchase ledger, sales ledger and occasional credit control
  • Raising sales invoices, checking the integrity of sales data prior to invoicing
  • Raising inter-company sales invoices
  • Managing and owning customer and supplier accounts
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of payment runs
  • Matching costs of sale against revenues
  • Accurate record keeping and inter-company reconciliations across multiple partnership interests
  • Month-end activities such as journal posting, cash flow management, cash flow forecasting and VAT returns
  • Supporting with business analysis
  • Processing employee expenses and company credit cards
  • Supporting the Office Manager with varied administrative duties (scanning, filing, setting up client files etc)
  • Answering customer enquiries via telephone and email (full training will be provided)


Qualifications & Experience:


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an Accounts Assistant/similar role, preferably in a small business
  • AAT Qualified, part-qualified, QBE or equivalent
  • Fully IT literate and good Excel skills (understanding of VLOOKUP’s essential)
  • Excellent telephone manner and a good standard of written and spoken English
  • Strong understanding of double entry book-keeping
  • Demonstrable experience of transactional management and some month-end routines
  • Reliable, hands-on and confident to ask questions when stuck
  • Willingness to get involved in projects and a variety of non-financial administrative duties
  • Good organisation skills and able to manage own workload
  • Positive outlook, approachable and a team player




  • Monday – Thursday 9-5 and 9-4 on a Friday
  • 28 days’ leave
  • Statutory pension contributions
  • Potential for study support where required
  • Due to location it is essential that you have your own transport
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Dan Jones

Dan Jones is managing the process for this particular vacancy. Please do not hesitate to contact Dan if you would like to discuss the role in more detail - 07811 594466

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