Accounts Assistant

Gleeson Recruitment Group
Sutton Coldfield
£19,000 per annum
02 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Gleeson Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for market leading business based in Sutton Coldfield who are looking to appoint a new Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis paying between £19,000 - £24,000 plus benefits.

This is a 3-way support role assisting with Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger and Credit Control with excellent progression opportunities for the right candidate.

Main purpose of the Accounts Assistant role:

  • To assist in maintaining sales and purchase ledgers across the business.
  • To assist in the processing of bank transactions across the business.
  • To assist with Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger and Credit Control.
  • To assist with Management Accounts.

Main responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant:

  • Processing both sales and purchase invoices onto our accounting system (Sage)
  • Archiving of invoices to maintain proper accounting records
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding invoice queries
  • Performing supplier statement reconciliations and ensuring suppliers are paid within the company's payment terms
  • Ensure authorisation procedures for purchase invoices are followed
  • Process purchase order requests from throughout the business
  • Place purchase orders for office equipment, stationery and refreshments
  • Distributing post received into the finance department to the appropriate individuals
  • Processing payments and receipts into company bank accounts


Staff are required to familiarise themselves with the other divisions within the business, and offer support to those departments when requested to suit the demands of the business.

Knowledge, skills & experience preferred:

  • Studying ACCA or CIMA
  • Previous accountancy experience
  • Previous audit experience
  • Experienced with Sage Line 50 Accounts
  • Experience of preparing management accounts
  • Desire to take on a challenging role
  • Ability and willingness to think on your feet, gutsy and can-do attitude
  • Dedicated and hard-working
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work and to manage your time accordingly

If you are looking for a varied Accounts Assistant role with a rapidly expanding business please apply today.