Part Time Accounts Assistant job in Altrincham


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Job Ref: 6549


Location: Altrincham

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 Pro Rata

Date Posted: 14-12-2018

Category: Accounting/ Finance

Alexander Hancock

Our client is looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant on a 3-6 month contract for approximately 3-4 days a week. In this role you will be working as part of a small but friendly team, you will need to be proactive and self-motivated.

The right candidate for this role of Accounts Assistant will be someone who is able to provide support in the daily finance operations of the company, assisting on sales ledger, sales invoicing, agents commission, chasing deposit payments, debtors’ reconciliations, bank reconciliations, weekly payroll and assisting the finance manager on a regular basis as necessary.

The role is temporary for a minimum of 3 months covering long term sickness and they would consider some flexibility around the hours if necessary to accommodate the right person.

Key Job Functions for the position of Accounts Assistant:

  • Posting invoices to the sales ledger on a daily basis
  • Liaising with agents and posting commission invoices
  • Setting up new customer accounts
  • Debtors review and reconciliation
  • Chasing customers for machine deposit payments
  • Chasing customers for outstanding payment due on sales ledger
  • Posting sales ledger receipts including bank charges on a daily basis
  • Allocating sales ledger receipts
  • Cash book reconciliations in multiple currencies
  • Weekly payroll
  • Preparing monthly payroll journal & posting of journal
  • PAYE/NIC monthly payment
  • Upload monthly pensions payments to pensions website
  • Weekly updates to pension scheme
  • Update daily attendance, holiday, sickness, absence spreadsheets
  • Assist on purchase ledger, matching & posting invoices, supplier payments, reconciliation
  • Month end procedures
  • Intrastat & EEC sales
  • Assist with answering incoming calls as necessary
  • Support the Finance Manager and the finance team by undertaking ad-hoc duties

Qualifications / experience required for the role of Accounts Assistant:


  • Initiative & Team Work
  • Business Understanding-able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the business, how it operates and identify key issues & opportunities for improvement
  • Commercial Awareness – able to independently assess the true cost/benefit of different options, drive value for the business and demonstrate own individual views and thoughts

Technical Skills:

  • AAT qualified or equivalent qualification
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experience of Sage 200
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office – Excel, Word and Outlook software
  • Good attention to detail

Other skills:

  • Outgoing personality and able to mix at all levels within the business
  • Strong communicator at all levels and able to influence
  • Strength of personality to question “why”
  • Forward thinking – anticipate needs/requirements
  • Organised
  • Pride in work and own contribution made
  • Tenacious and determined
  • Flexible to suit business needs

Excellent Salary plus very good benefits package including Pension Scheme and excellent working hours:

The hours of work are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

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