Accounts Assistant

  • Location
    Hounslow, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accounts Assistant
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Sales and Retail
  • External Reference

Accounts Assistant
£24k Salary
Based - Chiswick / Acton W3
Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm
Immediate start
MUST have Sage 50 experience

Reporting into the Financial Controller you will be responsible for managing the main bank account ensuring all receipts and payments are booked in a timely manner and that the general ledger is accurate and complete on a monthly basis.

The Finance Department comprises of four members of staff and works to ensure a smooth and efficient finance function across the business. This role has sole responsibility for entering all current account transactions and reconciling the main bank account. The role also covers all general accounts, posting supplier invoices and reconciling balance sheet accounts, supplier and customer accounts. Once established the role will also cover petty cash. There is a large amount of client contact over the telephone answering accounts queries and taking payments from buyers.


  • Take full responsibility for the main bank account, ensuring all items are posted on both sales and purchase ledger and the various bank accounts are reconciled on a weekly basis.

  • Managing the VAT refund process, VAT invoices and ensuring sales are set up with correct VAT rates.

  • Entering and reconciling all client compensation and credit notes.

  • Inputting all on-line receipts to the data base system and clearing customer invoices to include debit/credit card payments as well as bank transfers.

  • Posting invoices to the purchase ledger and reconciling supplier statements on timely basis.

  • Posting and reconciling the credit card account

  • Dealing with general and accounting enquiries from the public.

  • Managing petty cash.

  • Other tasks as allocated by the Financial Controller

  • Ensure compliance with all internal policies and procedures and any relevant external bodies or processes

  • Participate in organization-wide meetings, activities and processes, and develop internal contacts, networks and interactions as appropriate

Essential skills and experience

  • Knowledge of basic accounting gained through working in a finance team in a busy office environment

  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft 365 Suite

  • Excellent team working skills

  • Excellent client service skills

  • Excellent writing skills in English; excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including first class spoken English

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to thrive within a fast-paced team environment, including the ability to prioritise multiple tasks

  • A finance qualification

  • Experience with Sage 50

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