Accounts Assistant

Job Description

11778 – Accounts Assistant Job Spec

Location: Leicester / Remote Working


Our Client – an renowned insurance firm based in Leicester – is seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to join their team on a full-time interim basis (circa 4 months). The role will be initially based from home, however there is an expectation that as COVID-19 restrictions ease, you will be required to go into the office.


The Role

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Performing cash allocation duties for a number of bank accounts in various currencies,
  • Minimising unallocated cash by reviewing / following up all amounts on a monthly basis,
  • Complete bank reconciliations throughout the month & within month-end deadlines,
  • Complete cash clearing reconciliations, pro-actively investigating discrepancies,
  • Process double-entry journals to the general ledger where required,
  • Monthly management information reporting,
  • Technical reconciliations,
  • Administer Direct Debits incl. regular mandate & collection processing with no backlog.


The Right Person

  • Part OR Fully-Qualified AAT or equivalent,
  • Demonstrable accounting / technical knowledge,
  • Experience working within the insurance industry,
  • Sound knowledge of double-entry accounting, journals & reconciliation process,
  • Experience of direct debit administration,
  • Experience of cash allocation & pro-actively minimising unallocated cash,
  • Effective communication skills, confident in presenting financial information to senior management,
  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision, able to fit into a dynamic and fast-moving accounting team within a large organisation,
  • Excellent planning, organisation and deadline time keeping skills.



  • Appointment Type: Interim (Duration: 4 Months)
  • Salary: £11.79 – 12.82 per hour (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 20 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements considered in line with the needs of the business

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 11778) on 0116 254 9404.