Accounts Assistant

Job ID: Accounts Assistant
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Salary: £22500 –

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are delighted to be working with an SME business with multiple sites who are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join their fast paced, high volume Finance Team.

The Role:

As the Accounts Assistant you will play a crucial role in supporting the company’s strategy by maintaining accurate ledgers and managing day-to-day financial operations on the purchase ledger and nominal ledger.

Attention to detail and prior accounts experience are essential for this role!

Responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant:
• Processing Bills
• Logging and processing disbursement invoices
• Inputting/authorising payments in the Online Banking system
• Complete daily banking
• Allocating monies received in and paid out to Matters
• Daily bank reconciliations
• Taking card payments over the telephone
• Facilitating the effective administration of the department on a day to day basis.
• Set the highest standards of accountancy service.
• Report to the Head of the Accounts Department in relation to the performance of their duties.
• Monthly reconciliation of the petty cash.
• Ensuring all transactions are entered accurately in line with the company nominal structures.
• Ensure all transactions have the appropriate purchase order in place and are authorised.
• Ensure all payments are made in accordance with the company approval and authorisation process.
• Reconciliation of supplier accounts
• Monthly reconciliations of the purchase and nominal ledgers.
• Resolving of queries internally or externally with the supplier
• Updating and maintaining the case management and financial system.
• Scanning and filing
• Assisting the team with other tasks and ad hoc projects as and when required
• Credit control

Key Duties:

The Ideal Candidate will be:

  • Must be results driven, be highly adaptable and flexible, work comfortably in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Set the highest standard of customer service.
  • Have the ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines within a busy and demanding environment
  • Be able to develop and maintain good relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team.


  • Previous experience of working within a similar role.
  • Preference for experience of working within a fast-paced fast evolving and dynamic environment.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Access)
  • Part / Fully qualified AAT and advantage but not essential

Working Hours:

  • Monday – Friday (37.5 Hours Per Week)
  • Full Time
  • Perm



  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Health & Wellbeing Programme

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to