Accounts Assistant

  • Job Reference: 12079
  • Date Posted: 26 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Rutland
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £10.00 to £11.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Accountancy, Finance, Public
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 6-months
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Mitchell
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

12079 – Accounts Assistant Job Spec

Location: Rutland

Summary of the Role

Our client based in Rutland is seeking an experienced accounts assistant to join their team on a full-time interim basis (circa 6-months). You will be responsible for the delivery of an efficient & effective accountancy & financial management service, particularly in relation to accounts payable, accounts receivable & income collection. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure accurate / timely processing of the weekly creditor cheque & BACS runs,
  • VAT, CIS verification & CIS deductions incl. any relevant returns,
  • Administer & maintain documents in an orderly manner, ensuring they are available for inspection by relevant officers,
  • Set up / maintain supplier accounts in line with the company policies,
  • Maintain the status of all creditor statements received,
  • Provide advice & guidance to officers in respect of completing requisitions / orders and the goods receipting of orders,
  • Support accounts dept in liaising with Directorates in relation to final accounts preparation for creditors.

Accounts Receivable

  • Assist team leader with day-to-day running of sundry debtors and correct treatment of VAT in relation to debtor invoices,
  • Set up new customers in line with company requirements,
  • Provide advice & guidance to officers in raising debtor invoices / credit notes,
  • Enter debtor invoices / credit notes when required in line with agreed timetables,
  • Monitor & respond to queries on outstanding debts, undertake recovery action in line with company policies incl. dealing with deceased debtor accounts (probate, grant of application & executor enquiries),
  • Assist in year-end matters relating to debtors.

Income / Cash Management

  • Administer policies & procedures for the efficient administration of cash collection / income management,
  • Ensure cash received / payments are promptly recorded & reconciled incl. clearance of suspense accounts & supervise daily banking operations of other teams (i.e. CST) resolving any anomalies,
  • Provide income reports & provide reporting of council tax, NDR, Allpay & Housing Benefit overpayments to revenues staff.


The Right Person

  • GCSE English & Maths. AAT Lvl 1 preferred,
  • Demonstrable purchase / sales ledger & credit control experience in a busy accounts dept,
  • Experience in the preparation of budgets,
  • Experience working within public sector finance would be an advantage,
  • Effective communication skills, confident in presenting financial information to senior management,
  • Attention to detail, proactive and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision,
  • Excellent planning, organisation & deadline time keeping skills,
  • Strong IT skills incl. MS Excel & Word to a competent standard. Experience with accounting systems preferred.



  • Appointment Type: Interim (6-months)
  • Rate: £10.00 – £11.00 per hour (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 24 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Predominantly remote working, but you will be required to spend the first 2-weeks in-house for training, with occasional days working in the office thereafter. It follows that you must be available / able to commute when required.

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12079) on 0116 254 9404.