Accounts Assistant

  • Job Reference: 12324
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £20,000 to £23,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Benefits (see spec)
  • Sector: Accountancy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

12324 – Accounts Assistant Job Spec

Location: Loughborough

Summary of the Role

Our client – an established engineering firm based in Loughborough – is seeking an ambitious accounts assistant to join & progress within their growing finance team on a full-time permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring, recording & maintaining financial information relating to a group of companies, with particular responsibility for purchase ledger and associated costs.

Key duties include:

  • Process delivery tickets / on hire & off hire notices in a timely manner accurately against purchase orders,
  • Process purchase invoices received against orders in an accurate, timely fashion,
  • Ensure suppliers are accurately paid in line with ToB,
  • Develop close relationships with external supplier ledger teams in order to improve on query resolution,
  • Maintain fixed asset register for all companies incl. processing acquisitions, disposals & depreciation,
  • Maintain HP account & process interest postings on a monthly basis,
  • Assisting external auditors,
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet nominal accounts for all group companies,
  • Complete quarterly VAT returns for all group companies. Reconcile output to VAT nominals & check returns prior to submission,
  • Ensure cost provisions are accurate at all times,
  • Understand processes / procedures. Constantly striving to improve reporting / process efficiencies.

Once established in the role, our client would like you to continue your professional development by stepping up into more senior accounting duties, including:  

  • Produce management accounts on a monthly basis (in line with month-end) for group parent company,
  • Calculate & process management charges to subsidiaries,
  • Calculate & account for monthly accruals / prepayments for group parent company.

The Right Person

  • 3x A-levels-qualified + ideally part-qualified AAT OR studying towards ACCA/CIMA,
  • 1-2 years accounting experience (purchase & sales ledger, payroll admin, accounts assistant),
  • Experience with payroll / CIS preferable,
  • Effective communication skills,
  • Ambitious, proactive and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision,
  • Excellent planning, organisation & deadline time keeping skills,
  • Strong IT skills incl. Microsoft Excel skills to an advanced standard.


In return for the above, our client is offering an excellent renumeration package, which is as follows:

  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time (flexible start / finish times)
  • Holiday 25 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid Working After Training (3-days in office / 2-days at home)
  • Study Support Available
  • Private Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (following probationary period)
  • Auto-Enrolment Pension
  • On-Site Parking

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12324) on 0116 254 9404.