Accounts Assistant

£25k - £30k per annum


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We are looking for an Accounts Assistant/Accounts Payable Assistant to join a partnership of successful entrepreneurs, CEOs and international businesspeople passionate about building better businesses. They do this by building a collection of active investors, who have a deep expertise in sectors that are fundamental to society’s long-term prosperity. The business is run through four main units: Energy, Health, Technology, Retail. These units are supported by Treasury, who manage the group’s liquidity. Whether through minority holdings or full ownership, we hope to grow firms that deliver for the future needs of society. .

They are now looking to bring on an enthusiastic Accounts Assistant to support the integration and modernisation of the UK finance function. At first, the core activities will include supporting the UK finance team with all the day to day financial operations across the various legal entities. As the structure evolves over the next 12 months there will be opportunities; to be a key member of the team during an accounting software implementation project and to get involved during funding of investments.

Role summary

  • Maintaining sales and purchase ledger including inputting sales, generating & processing invoices, checking statements and dealing with any queries
  • Send remittances via post/email and manage the accounts inbox
  • Daily cash reconciliations
  • Ensure all invoices and credit notes are uploaded onto a number of different accounting software systems
  • Monthly reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Connect with suppliers regarding invoice or payment queries
  • Take care of internal supplier queries
  • Prepare and process supplier payments and ensure this is authorised by the Financial Accountant
  • Ensure all accounts payable activities comply with relevant financial policies and procedures
  • Have full responsibility for Purchase Ledger
  • Be responsible for Accounts email
  • Raise sales and recharge invoices
  • Maintain rolling Intercompany reconciliations
  • Coordination and processing of staff expenses
  • Assist in the preparation of month-end procedures including journals, accruals, prepayments and monthly VAT returns
  • Support with the year end audit
  • Provide general administration support to the wider finance team

Key Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • Ideally AAT, or part qualified
  • Proven experience in a finance role, ideally within a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of financial accounting process and procedures
  • Experience working with sage 50 and other accounting systems would be desirable
  • Strong Excel skills – Pivot table, VLookup, XLookup & etc
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, with a pro-active approach and an ability to deliver on time
  • Willing to learn & develop with a ‘can do’ demeanour


  • Competitive salary (£25k-£30k DOE)
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 25 days holiday – excluding bank holidays
  • Pension plan
  • Health insurance, Life Assurance, Critical Illness, Income Protection
  • Hybrid working
  • Learning and development budget
  • Gym membership budget

In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.

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