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Accounts Assistant

An Account Assistant is good with numbers and tends to be responsible for the running of the day to day transactional elements of a finance department. An Accounts Assistant will report to the Finance Manager and work on finance administration tasks.
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Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant Job Description & Responsibilities

  • Purchase Ledger duties such as processing of purchase invoices and bank reconciliations
  • Credit Control duties such as chasing debt via telephone as well as dealing with sales invoices and credit notes
  • Credit checking of new and existing clients
  • Dealing with accounts queries via telephone and email
  • VAT preparations
  • Assist finance manager with management account preparation
  • Other adhoc admin as required by the finance department
Our Latest Finance Opportunities

Credit Controller

£25,500 - £27,000 p/a

Permanent

Witham, Essex

A client of ours in the Witham area are recruiting a Credit Controller to join their team. This is a full-time permanent position working Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm and paying up to £27,000 per annum depending on experience.

Date: 16th July 2024

Job ref: AF92696_1721119662

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Purchase Ledger Clerk

£13.00 - £13.50 p/h

Temporary

Maldon, Essex

Prime Appointments are currently recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to work for a company based in Tollesbury to start immediately! This is a full-time temporary position to help with the large amount of supplier invoices for payment.

Date: 15th July 2024

Job ref: 92748_1721048508

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Accounts Assistant

£30,000 - £32,000 p/a

Contract

Chelmsford, Essex

A client of ours in the Chelmsford area are recruiting an Accounts Assistant to join their team. This is a 6-month maternity contract working Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm and paying £30,000 - £32,000 per annum depending on experience. After a successful induction this role will be hybrid,...

Date: 12th July 2024

Job ref: KH92744_1720783766

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Credit Controller

£18,000 - £19,500 p/a

Permanent

Witham, Essex

A client of ours in the Witham area are recruiting a Credit Controller to join their team. This is a part-time permanent position working Monday - Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm and paying up to £19,500 per annum (£27,000 FTE) depending on experience.

Date: 3rd July 2024

Job ref: KH92696_1720017003

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Account Assistant FAQ's

What Skills & Experience Do I Need?

There are many paths to becoming an Accounts Assistant:

  • Accounting Qualifications such as AAT
  • University degree in accounting or other finance discipline
  • Apprenticeship in accounting
  • Sage 50, Xero courses (common accounting systems)

However, formal qualifications aren't the only requirements. You will also need to demonstrate:

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills necessary to understand and analyse financial data
  • Knowledge of accounting software’s such as Sage 50
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • A sharp eye to detail as the smallest error if not spotted
  • Ability to deliver exceptional results

What's the Average Administrator Salary?

The average salary for an Accounts Assistant is £25,000, although this figure can fluctuate depending on location and experience. As you gain more experience and become more qualified, you will find that your overall salary can increase to over £70,000.

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