Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Accounts Assistant


Reference: SM0130

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £17,000.00

Maximum Salary: £19,000.00

I am currently recruiting for my well established client who is based Chester. This is a fantastic organisation who are growing very healthily and as such are looking to bring onboard a junior accounts assistant to join the team on permanent basis. This role could start immediately on a temporary – permanent basis or straight permanent offer made to the successful candidate so please apply if you are readily available or have a notice of up to 1 month! This is very much a “people” organisation who looks after their employees, training and support can be provided along with competitive starting salary and company benefits.



What you will do...

  • 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


To be successful we are looking for...

  • 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 and exhibit the company values of Innovation, Quality, Excellence, Respect and Trust
  • 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 keen to start or take your next step in your career with a progressive forward thinking company please apply to be considered for the shortlist.