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    Accounts Assistant

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Accounts Assistant
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
  • Date posted: 07/10/2019
  • Job reference: 41893_1570465032

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a growing group of companies based at prestigious waterfront offices in Preston as an accounts/finance assistant. Reporting directly to the Financial Controller you will be part of a small finance team assisting with various day-to-day activities ensuring the finance function is delivered effectively, efficiently and to the required standards.

The company have developed an enviable position in its core sectors across the commercial brokering market place with continuing growth year on year across the group.

This is a rewarding, hands on role, that combines multiple daily tasks. Key qualities are dedication, a passion to succeed and ability to pay attention to detail whilst producing work with elevated levels of accuracy to tight time scales.

Main Duties

Managing the sales ledger

Managing the purchase ledger including invoice processing

General bookkeeping


Completion of VAT Returns

Resolving queries both internally and externally around outstanding invoices, building good working relationships to resolve queries


Assisting the financial controller in completion of monthly management accounts

Completion of weekly KPI overview reports

Assisting the financial controller in completing a variety of management information

Processing of Anti Money Laundering compliance checks

Assisting the financial controller in production of the annual statutory accounts

Adhoc group duties / project work

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Strong accounts Background (credit control, Sales/Purchase Ledger, trainee accountant)

Previous experience of Sage Line 50 essential

Strong Microsoft Office skills essential

Attention to detail and accuracy

Good communicator, able to build rapport with all levels

Efficient & proactive


Adaptable to change

Great problem-solver

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Can do positive attitude


AAT Level 4 or currently studying towards (or similar) and/or

Accountancy Degree

They are offering a highly competitive salary with various benefits, including:

Full ACCA study support

Modern vibrant offices

Company pension

Public transport links and easy access to motor way routes with nearby parking available

To apply for this role please forward your CV to Tracy Bolan at Clayton Recruitment using the links below.

At Clayton Recruitment we passionately believe your talent matters, so we specialise in recruiting the best talent and connecting this to your opportunities. Based in the North West, our pedigree and service levels give those looking to make a move a refreshingly different recruitment experience. You will work with experienced professionals, dedicated to your success. Take a look at our web site for our latest blogs and news and to keep up to date with current vacancies.

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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