Accounts Assistant (part-time)

  • Accounting
  • Plymouth

Job Information

Salary :

£10/£11 p/h

No. of Openings :

1 opening

Job Type :


Job Description

My client based in Plymouth is looking for an Accounts Assistant to work 20-30 hours a week over 5 days. You will be responsible for the purchase ledger, sales ledger, cash handling, cash posting, banking, credit control and to provide a range of financial assistance and other support to the Finance Department as required in accordance with relevant policies, procedures and statutory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Code, and process supplier invoices to the accounting system.
  • Reconcile supplier accounts
  • Pay suppliers within the account system and using online banking and cheques.
  • Input data to spreadsheets, update reports for invoicing, banking and reporting of client data.
  • Produce and process sales invoices, statements.
  • Post customer receipts to the sales ledger.
  • Process other receipts and payments as advised by the Finance Manager.
  • Monitor aged debtors, produce reports and assist in the collection of outstanding money.
  • Prepare monies for banking and take to bank.
  • Take payments over the phone and in person.
  • Prepare Direct Debit instructions and post collections.
  • Issue out petty cash and maintain appropriate records relating to petty cash transactions.
  • Process the petty cash payments to the accounts system.
  • Process banking returns from other centres to the accounts system.
  • Deal with supplier and client queries.
  • Be familiar with and ready to cover the work of other Finance Assistants especially during periods of holiday/sickness absence.
  • Undertake any other tasks appropriate to the post as advised by the Finance Manager.

Essential Experience / Qualifications and Attributes Required:

  • Minimum AAT Level 2 or Certificates in Accounting is desirable
  • 2 years recent experience within an accounts department
  • Practical experience using computerised accounts, particularly Sage 50 Accounts
  • Proficient in the use of excel
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • An understanding of Financial and Administrative procedures
  • Experience of banking and handling money
  • Flexible approach to working

Note: DBS disclosure required if successfully appointed

If you have all of the required experience and are looking for a new challenge, please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button.

For an informal chat about this position please call Geraldine Ives on 01752 252533.