Accounts Assistant

West Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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As an Accounts Administrator you will be part of a key team in our business, with a variety of jobs related to supplier and customer accounts administration and customer service. You will be required to answer the telephone and occasionally help cash and carry customers in the warehouse. This is a new role which we expect to evolve and grow, and much will depend on you as a person. You will be part of a small but willing team, so you will need to be flexible to help others and be prepared to do other tasks as they arise.

Other jobs you may be involved in include:

* Booking in goods received

* Logging, maintaining and filing invoices

* Investigating purchase and sales ledger queries

* Handling telephone enquiries and resolving customer queries

* Liaising with suppliers and customers

* Maintaining the accuracy of vendor and customer details

* Creating company reports

* Posting and monitoring petty cash

* Processing personal and company expenses

* Assisting with queries and reporting

Your approach

You are a positive person with a can-do attitude and happy to work flexibly in a busy environment. You do not need to have professional qualifications, but experience with data input, accounts payable and administration is desirable. You will be comfortable talking on the telephone and give excellent customer service. We value speed and accuracy, so you are someone who can pay meticulous attention on the job, follow instructions precisely and double-check your work before completing a task. You are also able to build good working relationships.

We ask for

* GCSEs or equivalent preferred - must have excellent understanding of English and be proficient in Maths

* Previous accounts, business administration and/ or customer service experience preferred

* Basic computer skills and an ability to learn new systems

* Working accurately and paying attention to detail

* Good verbal and written communication skills and able to deliver excellent customer service

* Being organised and able to work in a busy and sometimes pressured environment

* A practical and patient problem solver

* Ability to work independently and also be a team player

We offer

A varied position in our organisation that is available to start immediately. We are an independent family firm based in Leeds that is a key player in the haberdashery and craft market. You will be kept busy and will work with experienced and knowledgeable colleagues across the business. Our company offers a competitive salary, paid time off and good benefits. You will be provided with training for the job and a supportive environment to work in.


35-hour week, Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:30

From £15,870 pa

20 days' holiday plus Public Holidays

About the company

Habico is a well-established family firm based in West Leeds (LS12) employing 30 people. We are the second-largest wholesaler of craft and haberdashery in the UK, selling to retailers across the country including many well-known names. You will be kept busy and will work with experienced and knowledgeable colleagues across the business
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