01952 299844

Accounts Assistant, Shrewsbury

£21,000 + great benefits | Ref: BLB23617

Contract: Permanent

First advertised: Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2020


Ben Lees-Bowyer

Area: Shrewsbury

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £21,000 + great benefits

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Reference: BLB23617

Date added to website: Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2020


Prince Personnel are working with a prestigious business, located in Shrewsbury and offering a delightful working environment. We are looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis.

The Accounts Assistant will report directly to the Accounts Manager and will form an integral part of the Accounts Department. The Accounts Assistant will be primarily responsible for posting figures, account reconciliations, ordering and operation of the purchase ledger.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Allocating purchase order numbers
  • Ensuring all orders are properly authorised and coded
  • Placing orders with suppliers
  • Expediting orders and returning unwanted goods
  • Liaising with employees and suppliers regarding day to day queries and checking progress of all orders
  • Maintaining the purchase ledger on the accounts packages
  • Creation and maintenance of new supplier accounts as required
  • Registration of all incoming invoices and distribution to cost centres for authorisation
  • Matching invoices to the relevant purchase orders and delivery notes
  • Checking and inputting of invoices as received on a daily basis
  • Reconciling supplier statements on a monthly basis
  • Weekly posting of direct debit, standing order, debit card and cheque payments
  • Monthly bank statement reconciliation
  • Dealing with receipts and payments of petty cash, monthly spreadsheets and reconciliations
  • To deal with any other tasks as may be reasonably requested by the Accounts Manager


The Accounts Assistant will also be required to assist the Accounts Manager with the daily running of the Accounts Department including:

  • Assisting with the weekly cheque and BACS payment runs
  • Assisting with the preparation and input of general journals
  • Assisting with the weekly banking of receipts and inputting payments received onto the ledger
  • Assisting with credit control duties including chasing up overdue payments
  • Assisting with the production and distribution of budget reports for management, for budgetary control
  • Assisting with the monitoring of expenditure in relation to budget and report to the Accounts Manager
  • To be considered for the role you will have worked in an accounts department with experience of purchase ledger and other associated accounting tasks


The application process:

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