Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Accounts Assistant


Reference: SM0112

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £18,000.00

Maximum Salary: £20,000.00

Qualifications: AAT

I am currently recruiting for my well established and growing client based in Chester. This is a great place to work, with modern offices and a friendly team! This company invest back into their employees and want to see all succeed as they do too!


The role would suit an experienced accounts assistant looking for a new challenge or a junior candidate who has some experience and looking to build on this within a successful and highly regarded organisation. This may suit a recent graduate or AAT student.


Main Duties

  • Administration of the group mailbox, answering vendor queries in a timely and professional manner
  • Processing of purchase invoices and related reconciliation work on our in house purchase to pay system
  • Full purchase to pay process
  • Bank reconciliations in multiple currencies working closely with credit control team
  • Petty Cash reconciliations for multiple sites
  • Process team member expense claims through SAP Concur as final finance check before payment
  • Direct debit reconciliation work and investigation of vendor differences
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to resolve queries
  • Assist in the review of the aged purchase ledger within our accounting system Microsoft Dynamics, clearing debit balances, unallocated payments and undertaking supplier statement reconciliations
  • Undertake ad-hoc accounts duties as requested
  • Provide support to other areas of the finance team and contribute to ad-hoc projects and duties


Qualities and Attributes

  • AAT qualification (or studying towards) with a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and experience of reconciliation work
  • Experience in a fast paced, high volume, purchase ledger role and experience of processing payment runs to tight deadlines
  • Experience of Microsoft Navision is advantageous
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills plus a high level of efficiency, happy to be given project work and see it through to completion with minimal of assistance
  • First rate interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines and a mature approach to work is essential
  • Sound Microsoft Excel skills are essential as is a high standard of accuracy
  • You will be able to demonstrate a positive, engaging, hard-working approach A self-starter with a “can do” attitude able to operate in an autonomous, hands-on environment
  • The ability to autonomously plan your workload and focus on the right priorities
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal departments to resolve any customer queries
  • Good computer literacy skills


If you feel you have the necessary skills and are looking for your next challenging position please apply to be considered for then shortlist.