Accounts Assistant

  • United Kingdom
  • £26000 - £30000 per annum + Hybrid Working GBP / Year

Job Description

Job Advertisement: Accounts Assistant

Are you an experienced finance professional seeking a new opportunity in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? Our client is looking for a Finance Technician (AR Lead) to join our Finance team. As a key member of our team, you will play a vital role in supporting the coordination of our financial performance, reporting, planning processes, and group consolidations.

Job Purpose: As the accounts assistant, your primary responsibility will be to ensure the production of timely, accurate, and relevant financial information. You will oversee all day-to-day finance, supporting the coordination of financial performance, reporting, planning processes, and group consolidations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all aspects of the sales ledger, including daily posting, customer records, credit limits, and sanctions checks.
  • Conduct credit and sanctions checks for new accounts and raise credit approval requests.
  • Reduce bad debt and late payments through the implementation of robust credit control procedures.
  • Take necessary actions, such as placing accounts on stop and progressing troublesome accounts to the litigation stage.
  • Handle month-end journals, prepayments, and accruals.
  • Ensure timely production of monthly accounts up to the Trial Balance for submission to the Financial Controller reporting requirements.
  • Complete AR audit deliverables/samples and analyze financial data to provide insights into stock variances, gross margin deviations, etc.
  • Support the FC in aspects of compliance with the Halma ICC/APC.
  • Collaborate with the Accounts Payable (AP) lead to ensure full cross-coverage within the department.
  • Provide finance support to other functional leads as required.

Skills / Experience:

  • Previous experience in a fast-paced finance environment.
  • AAT (Level 3) Qualified or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in transactional activities.
  • Advanced IT skills, including Sage 50, Power BI, Excel, and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.

Values & Personal Qualities:

  • Strong alignment with our company values.
  • Self-motivated with drive and enthusiasm.
  • High energy and a can-do attitude.
  • Results-driven with demonstrable experience in working to tight deadlines and building relationships.


  • 37 hours per week.
  • Hybrid working arrangement – 50% of total hours over a two-week period.
  • Health cash plan – Health Shield.
  • Pension scheme with various contribution options.
  • Holiday entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays, with additional accrual based on years of service.
  • Death In Service Scheme – 4x salary and 6x salary with dependents.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Share incentive plan.
  • Enhanced Parental leave.
  • Eligibility for BUPA healthcare.

If you are a motivated finance professional looking to contribute to a company committed to shaping a safer world, please submit your application including a CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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