Accounts Assistant

The New Homes Group
Colchester, UK
21 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Basis: Full Time Permanent Employed Role

Location: Based in our modern offices in Colchester, Essex

Target: Accounts Assistant with minimum 1 years' experience in a similar setting

Rewards: Up to £18K - £20K D.O.E plus benefits

Working Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00 AM-5.30 PM

The New Homes Group:

The New Homes Group as part of the Skipton Building Society, has the enviable reputation of being the UK'S leading new homes specialist. Through our range of individual brands we specialise in facilitating the sales of new homes working with house builders, lenders and a nationwide network of estate agents. We offer a broad range of Mortgage Services together with Part Exchange, and Assisted Move. We work with most of the UK's top 20 house builders.

In 2018 we handled over 12,000 mortgage applications. As part of our 2019 expansion plans, we are now looking to appoint an additional Accounts Assistant to join our accounts team, who will report directly to the Group Financial Controller.

Main Purpose of Role:
  • To arrange payment of all invoices within our agreed terms and conditions
  • To assist the Group Financial Controller in completion of Month End and Year End timetables
  • To highlight any areas of weakness which affects the efficiency and productivity of the Group

Key Areas of Responsibilities:
  • Effectively supervise interactions and communications with internal and external customers
  • Promote and build constructive and productive working relationships with internal personnel
  • The Main accounts payable contact for the business for invoice receipt, queries and authorisation
  • Process monthly and ad hoc invoices to customers
  • Maintain cashbooks and banking
  • The processing of all mortgage and Insurance commission statements
  • To assist the Assistant Accountant with month end accounts, journals and reconciliations
  • Ensure staff expense returns are paid in accordance with the expenses policy
  • Provide support to Assistant Accountant and Group Financial Controller as and when required
  • Ad hoc duties/projects as and when required

Knowledge, skills and qualifications:
  • Team player with a motivational and proactive approach
  • Self-motivated and highly organised with the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook, as well as experience and understanding of credit control and accounts payable systems
  • Excellent inter-personal and presentation skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Employed on a permanent full time basis
  • Extensive training coupled with an ongoing support and development program
  • 28 Days Paid Holiday, (20 Days Holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays.)
  • Additional days holiday for your Birthday each year. (Once Probation Completed)
  • Unrivaled opportunities for progression, promotion and personal development in an expanding and market leading business
  • Perkbox Group discounts and employee benefits Scheme, including free personal Mobile Phone Insurance Cover
  • Contributory workplace pension. (T&C'S Apply)
  • Generous Staff referral bonus scheme
  • Death in service, life Insurance cover

If this role sounds of interest please forward your CV by clicking Apply Now or call Ben Berry - Talent Acquisition Consultant at The New Homes Group on

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