Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Accounts Assistant


Reference: SM0146

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £18,000.00

Maximum Salary: £21,000.00


I am currently recruiting for my client who are based in Chester. There is the need to bring on board an accounts assistant on a permanent basis. This position would suit someone who is currently working towards, or coming to the end of their AAT studies and looking to progress within a well-established and successful organisation. Full study support can be offered for AAT and if you wished to continue further onto CIMA / ACCA, working with a supportive FC  then this may just be the perfect role for you!


The Role


The Accounts Assistant will report into the Financial Controller and provide key support.


Key Responsibilities


The key responsibilities are summarised below:


Purchase Ledger

  • Process purchase invoices for various companies for the Stretton Group,
  • Manage the central finance inbox and deal with work flow and queries accordingly,
  • Supplier statement reconciliation,
  • Prepare supplier payment runs for the Financial Controller to review.


  • Allocate payments on Sage,
  • Update bank reconciliations for all companies,
  • Set up payments for approval by Financial Controller.


Office duties

  • Manage office contracts and deal with any office related issues,
  • Replenish stationery, water and other purchases.



  • Liaise with Directors throughout the business for invoice approval.



  • Ensure VAT returns are submitted accurately and on time with the support of the Financial Controller.


Other duties

  • Any other duties deemed appropriate.


The Candidate

  • Studying AAT,
  • Knowledge of Sage 50,
  • Competent in Purchase ledger,
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel,
  • Good attention to detail,
  • The ability to adapt, multi-task and work under pressure,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and would like to find out more please apply to be considered for the shortlist. Interviews are taking place ASAP and there is the potential for a pre-Christmas start for the right candidate!