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Accounts Assistant

Job Description: Accounts Assistant

Role: Permanent

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience.

Reporting to:Finance Director

Hours:38 hrs Mon-Fri. Can be flexible.

Company Profile and Role Context

They are a bespoke engineering business with a can do attitude. They support several sectors examples include the building industry (we produce roof truss machinery), and railway services (providing access equipment to clean and service trains/depots in a safe manner). The company look to sell solutions rather than generic products.

The company has been going strong for 40+ years. Despite the pandemic, their order book includes exciting, unique products, they are working towards record turnover. We seek an Accounts Assistant to join their team.

About The Role

Responsible for the transactional recording and accuracy of the purchase and sales ledger financial records. Develop a firm understanding of accounting processes, their importance within the month-end cycle, progressing into the production of key reports to assist in driving the business.

What You Can Expect:

Friendly company environment with a strong focus on work-life balance.

Fully-approachable team with a flat organisational hierarchy. There neednt be any fear around asking questions.

Ongoing training and support. Scope for study package the right candidate.

Commercial / operational exposure. Working on our manufacturing site provides the opportunity to see the drivers behind the figures, rather than just seeing numbers on a page that are difficult to relate to.

Key Tasks

Matching supplier invoices to purchase orders and coding invoices.

Working with internal and external stakeholders to resolve queries/discrepancies.

Make ledger entries onto Sage and ensure accuracy of all transactions.

Supplier statement reconciliations.

Preparation of supplier payment runs for presentation to Finance Director.

Posting supplier payments onto Sage.

Create sales invoices ensuring accuracy of all transactions and file paperwork appropriately.

Monthly statements to customers.

Liaise with customers via telephone/email chasing outstanding debt.

Reconcile use of company credit card.

Provide additional accounting support as required.

Ad hoc administration as required, to support the wider business.

Skills required for the role:


GCSE (or equivalent) level qualifications in Maths and English.

Excellent communication skills, and highly personable.

Strong organisation skills, with ability to work to deadlines.

Pro-active mindset, with the confidence to challenge processes, making suggestions for improvement.

Flexible approach. This is crucial as part of a small Finance department, and a closely-aligned team at our Head Office.


2+ years experience working in an accounting environment.

Working knowledge of Sage, Microsoft Excel and Word packages.

Shropshire, England, UK