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Accounts Assistant

Deep Sea Leisure Plc
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We have a unique opportunity for an accounts assistant to work for Aspro UK head office based in the Blue Planet Aquarium. This is such a nice environment to work in; imagine being able to visit our shark tunnel or say hello to our octopus during your working day...this certainly is a finance job with a twist!

We're looking for an accounts assistant to join our finance team who support our 10 sites across the UK, which includes Blue Planet Aquarium, Deep Sea World and Oakwood Theme Park.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, organised, methodical and driven to efficiently manage their personal workload in order to meet deadlines.

The role

You will ideally have experience working as a purchase ledger in a busy finance department. You must be happy to take phone calls from suppliers and our colleagues at each of our sites. Planning and organisation should be a key strength, as you will need to work efficiently to meet deadlines.

Some of the responsibilities include:
  • Effective management of the purchase ledger.
  • Process invoices on a timely basis, efficiently and accurately with attention to costs, coding and VAT treatment
  • Excellent communication skills are required as a large proportion of the role will be telephone based. You will be receiving / making inbound and outgoing calls to external suppliers and internal management teams across our 10 sites.
  • Answer the purchase ledger telephone, dealing with questions from suppliers and sites, and manage the purchase ledger email inbox, responding to suppliers and site queries on a daily basis.
  • Compilation and reconciliation of income journals.
  • Basic balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Checking and reporting daily visitor numbers.

  • 40 hours to be worked each day between 9am and 5.30pm
  • Company pension scheme
  • 25% discount in our retail and catering outlets
  • Free entry into Blue Planet Aquarium for your family and friends!
  • Free entry to all Aspro Parks across Europe - including 10 incredible sites in the UK!
  • Free entry into other local animal attractions/ zoos
  • On-site staff car parking facilities very close to Cheshire Oaks Designer village, and Coliseum shopping centre
  • Complimentary ultimate shark dive experience following successful completion of your probationary period
  • Work with a great team of people in an amazing and unique work environment!

Equal Opportunities

As a business we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of employees where we can all be ourselves in an accepting environment.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the company. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly welcoming applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented throughout the company.

Aspro UK are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
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