Accounts Assistant

Macildowie Associates
07 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


An amazing opportunity has arisen for a candidate that has a strong/varied background in accounts. This would be a great chance to join a established Business, looking to develop the internal team that helps manage the day to day accounting needs.

The premise of the role is to manage Sales & Purchase ledger, which is linked to Sage. The ideal candidate needs to be highly organised and self-motivated.


  • To deal with general account enquiries from customers and suppliers in order to ensure they are addressed in a timely manner.
  • To undertake all purchase and sales ledger activities, to ensure that the accounts systems are kept up to date, balanced and that the finances are fully controlled.
  • To check supplier invoices
  • To prepare and submit accurate VAT returns to ensure they are in line with statutory timescales and to ensure VAT payments are made on time.
  • To work with the external Accountants in order to facilitate the preparation of accurate year end accounts that can be submitted to HMRC within the correct timescales.
  • To effectively manage cash flow through monitoring it carefully, mapping break-even points and when cash is due from customers, ensuring payment terms are adhered to, and building up cash reserves from profits.
  • Prepare accurate forecasts and budgets, in order the help ensure effective financial management of the Company.
  • To undertake timely bank reconciliations, including bank accounts, credit cards and petty cash, to help ensure this information is always accurate and can inform financial decisions.
  • To prepare and run the monthly payroll and PAYE payments, to ensure staff are paid accurately and on time, and that their taxation and pension is accurately recorded and paid.
  • Ensure that accurate accountancy files are kept, both paper-based and electronic.
  • To liaise with HMRC, our accountants and other financial services as and when required, in order to ensure the Company remains complaint with all financial and accounting rules.
  • To assist colleagues and to support the Company generally, through undertaking additional duties and tasks from time to time as and when required.


  • An appropriate accountancy qualification or excellent experience.
  • Grade A - C level in GCSE maths and English or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge and experience of using Sage
  • Experience of working in a small business

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