Accounts Assistant - £basic + study support

Companion Care Vets
20 Mar 2017
19 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Pets at Home Vet Group has undergone significant growth over the course of the last 2 years and now the largest vet group in the UK. This is a hugely exciting time to join the business with continuing growth and opportunities. We are based in state of the art offices, incredibly friendly and supportive with every chance on offer to be recognised for leading and developing your individual area and making a mark in the business. You must share our passion for pets as we are driven by providing the best in both customer service and pet care throughout the Group and our 420+ vet practices over the UK.

Due to internal progression, we are looking to recruit a transactional accounts assistant within our Sales Ledger Team. The role would suit someone currently studying AAT, or interested in progressing onto ACCA/CIMA.


The role will be part of a small team and will be focussed on providing all round support to the intercompany and third party invoicing processes. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the role will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Invoicing of rebates and contributions to third parties.
  • Invoicing of management fees and recharges to joint venture practices.
  • Invoicing of fees to Pets at Home on behalf of joint venture practices.
  • Reconciliation of sales ledger control accounts and intercompany balances.
  • Liaise with central finance function to resolve period end close process.
  • Credit control and customer relationship management.
  • Maintenance of invoice requisition templates.
  • Other finance work, as and when required.

Experience Required:-

  • Previous experience within an accounts environment.

  • Technical ability and exposure to account reconciliations.

  • Experience in managing cash collection and customer relations.

  • Excel skills are expected. Knowledge of other MS Office applications are desirable.

  • Proactive, articulate with strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • 20% discount at Companion Care/Vets4Pets Surgeries, Pets at Home

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)

  • 4 x life assurance scheme

  • Treats - Voluntary benefits

  • Colleague Of the Month awards

  • Values Awards

  • Pension scheme

  • Birthday leave

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Free parking

  • Private Health Care

  • Lifeworks - online rewards

  • Sick Pay

  • Employee Assistance Programme - Retail Trust

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Beauty Therapist/Hairdresser on site by appointment

  • Groom Room - visits once a month