Accounts Assistant

Future Levels
Exeter, Devon
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About the company

One of Exeter's largest and most successful businesses, specialising in the production of premium home improvement products. Recognised as a leader in their field, they have enjoyed strong growth over a period of nearly 40 years. Whilst part of a larger global business, the UK division runs autonomously with a team of over 300 people.

The working environment is a busy and at times fast paced one, not least during their peak trading months. The success of the company depends entirely on the contribution of highly engaged teams coming together to meet deadlines across all areas of the business.

As part of a reorganisation process and some exiting internal changes, they are looking to recruit a number of positions, including the role of Accounts Assistant.

About the role

This is an opportunity for someone relatively inexperienced to join a multi skilled finance team and learn within the role. The focus of the job will be the processing of various types of finance transactions, supporting the work of your colleagues. This will include, but not be limited to:

* Purchase ledger processing including reconciliations
* Sales ledger posting including recording of payments and banking
* Supporting monthly management accounts with preparation of prepayments and accruals
* Dealing with transactions in multi-currency
* Daily bank reconciliations
* Petty cash management
* Responding to supplier enquiries both in email and on telephone
* Dealing with queries from other internal teams

Who they're looking for

* Someone with experience of processing financial transactions in a busy office based environment, perhaps as an Accounts Administrator or Accounts Assistant
* Highly numerate with great attention to detail - it's essential you are confident in being able to check the accuracy and integrity of your own work
* Willing to support the finance team as required throughout the monthly accounts cycle, being adaptable to changing priorities
* Competent in using IT systems and software to complete your work. Previous experience working with Sage accounts software is advantageous, as is being familiar with Microsoft Excel
* Most importantly you should be confident in communicating with both internal and external customers, as well as within the team

What's in it for you?

You'll be joining a highly supportive team with a great opportunity to develop your skills as an Accounts Assistant. With a proven track record of internal promotions, this role offers longer term progression to more senior roles within the accounts team. One of the exciting changes is the introduction of flexible working as the employer recognises that working 9-5 doesn't work for everyone. They are continually reviewing the pay and benefits and offer an attractive package for all colleagues including:

* Competitive basic salary, reviewed annually
* Pension scheme
* 32 days holiday (including bank holidays), increasing after service to 35 days
* Cycle to work scheme
* ...and more besides!

Sound good?

The Financial Controller is interested in meeting ambitious Accounts Assistants or Administrators with some existing experience of working in a similar environment.

For an initial conversation about this opportunity or to discuss other accountancy jobs in Exeter, Devon or the wider South West area, please contact Martin at Future Levels Recruitment. Please email CVs to

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