Accounts Assistant

  • Location
    Uxbridge, Greater London
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    Accountancy & Finance - Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

Salary - £25,000 per annum

Based - Uxbridge, Middx, UB11

Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm

Immediate start

Hybrid office / work from home after training completion

Experience using Sage 50 & Excel essential


To perform routine accounting work in the accounts assistant function. Maintain daily accounting records with accuracy and transparency.


  • Update SAGE accounting system.

  • Sales Ledger - ensure invoices are raised / posted accurately and in a timely manner. Perform transaction processing related to accounts receivable payments, revenue collection and bank deposits.

  • Purchase Ledger - obtain authorisation from appropriate person for all purchase invoices and ensure accounts payables invoices are accurate, properly coded, posted and processed for payment accurately.

  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of all accounts receivable and accounts payable database and files, including periodic and annual reconciliation of control and nominal accounts.

  • Where any discrepancies or issues arise with sales or purchase invoices, raise this with the Finance supervisor in order that a timely resolution can be identified.

  • Nominal Ledger - process payment runs to suppliers based on invoices approved for payment by the Finance supervisor.

  • Carry out reconciliations of customer and supplier accounts on a periodic basis.

  • Credit Control - ensure customers pay within their agreed payment terms, resolve any customer issues or queries and chasing payment if necessary, as per the company's debt collection procedure.

  • Make recommendations for continual process improvements and ensure that procedures are documented.

  • Ensure accurate processing to accounts in compliance with appropriate policies and procedures.

  • Carry out month-end and year-end tasks assigned on a timely manner.

  • Carry out projects and tasks assigned on a timely manner.


Education: A Level or Equivalent

Experience: Busy office environment with proven track record of attention to detail and meeting tight deadlines

Skills: Team player, excellent communicator, methodical and diligent

Must be able to use Excel.

  • Highly motivated and organized worker

  • Excellent communicator, prompt and courteous telephone manner

  • The ability to work calmly under pressure

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