Accounts Assistant

England, Bedfordshire, Luton
£20000 - £24000 per annum
04 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018
Joe West
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified

This Temp to perm Accounts Assistant role will take responsibility for the integrity of the accounting records, credit control and to ensure that all financial records are correctly maintained, and controls and procedures are followed.

This Luton based finance and retail role will be to provide accurate and timely financial information. Support the Financial Controller in maintaining the friendly and strong customer-focused culture.

Client Details

My client are an international Retail company based in Luton with a great reputation for regarding hard work and like to bring people on a temporary to permanent basis as to ensure someone matches well the company culture and environment, which is very open, commercial and fast paced.


This Accounts assistant role is focused around Purchase and sales ledger along with Banking and reconciliations

  • Run invoicing daily
  • Chasing debts by phone/E-mail and via agents. Maintaining up-do-date records of such communications.Download payment file and post to bank
  • Bank cheques (involving travelling the the bank weekly)
  • Maintain sales ledger integrity.
  • Post credit notes.
  • Full responsibility intrastat and EC sales list monthly task
  • Print Barclays statements and update finance system for daily bank reconciliations.
  • Provide cover for daily bank reconciliation and month end reconciliations of bank accounts.
  • Manage and maintain the Purchase ledger - post invoices, credit notes, adjustments and cash on a timely basis ensuring that all entries are posted and up-to-date.
  • Assist in maintenance of nominal ledger account reconciliations for key accounts, such as fixed assets, prepayments, accruals.
  • Work through a challenging ledger history
  • booking invoice finance bank statements along with other general accounting work


The right Accounts Assistant should be;

  • Immediately available or on no more than 1 weeks notice
  • Be studying AAT or ICM
  • Have strong processes/ computer systems experience including Sage and Excel ideally
  • Double entry bookkeeping experience and knowledge
  • A proactive individual who will want to work closely with other members of the team to make improvements.
  • Any knowledge of Barclays Invoice financing or something similar would be a large bonus but not essential
  • Job Offer

    The opportunity to secure a permanent role in quick succession and to therefore qualify for their enhanced benefits package.

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