Accounts Assistant - Remote Working

Location Manchester
Discipline: Finance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + + Remote + Benefits
Contact name: Matthew Ager

Job ref: 12228
Published: 25 days ago
Startdate: ASAP


(with AD-Hoc UK Travel approx. twice per month)

£30,000 to £35,000 + BENEFITS


We're proud to be exclusively partnering with an innovative and rapidly expanding business that operates across the UK, US and Europe. The business, which is in its 'Scale Up' phase, is seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to join the team in this newly created position.

As the Accounts Assistant, you'll work closely with the Finance Manager to support the day-to-day transactional finance tasks, which includes; Managing the finance inbox, handling the Purchase Ledger, Administering Supplier Accounts, Producing Sales Ledger Reports, Conducting Credit Control.

The role will include autonomy to review processes with a view of creating efficiencies through automation. This is the perfect opportunity for a candidate who has got a 'can do' attitude that wants to join a rapidly growing company.


  • Reporting to the Finance Manager, you'll be working in a small team of 3 people and take responsibility for day-to-day transactional finance tasks across 4 legal entities.
  • Managing the Finance team mailbox
  • Processing purchase invoices, raising purchase orders, reconciling supplier statements.
  • Conducting Anti-Fraud Checks for New Suppliers, updating the supplier details in the accounting system and maintaining these records.
  • Responsible for managing the company debit/credit cards, reviewing and processing all receipts, seeking approval and processing payments. Managing the reimbursement of employee expenses through the Xero expense claim function.
  • Responsible for querying supplier invoices through to resolution.
  • Conducting ad-hoc customer & supplier account reconciliation to handle discrepancies.
  • Producing weekly update reports on the Sales Ledger/Credit Control and providing accurate information to be used with the Cashflow Forecasts.
  • Contacting businesses via phone and email to tactfully collect due and overdue Invoices/debts when necessary.
  • Raising bank payments and maintaining appropriate paperwork.
  • Conducting Daily bank reconciliations, logging payments and ensuring the accounts system matches the bank accounts.
  • Monitor Stock purchases and ensuring they are accurately matched to Purchase Invoices & PO Numbers, liaising with the 3 Fulfilment Centres to resolve issues.
  • Assisting with stock, payroll, month end, VAT and other tasks as and when require
  • Liaising with outsourced providers for both the US and Nordics


  • Must have experience within a similar role, such as an Accounts Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Accounts Payable, Finance Assistant or Assistant Accountant.
  • Ideally with an AAT Level 2 or AAT Level 3, however, exceptional candidates without will be considered. Study support can be provided.
  • Experience of Credit Control, Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger & Bank Reconciliation
  • Experience with Xero Cloud Accounting would be an advantage, however, candidate who have used other systems such as Sage will be considered.
  • Competent with MS Excel to an Intermediate, training will be provided though to support willing individuals.
  • Confident communicator with the ability to liaise with Director level contacts.

Please send your CV for the Accounts Assistant position via the advert for immediate consideration.

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