Accounts Assistant

Posted 26 October 2022
Salary £27000 - £30000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameSherine Rose

Job description

KennedyPearce are hiring an Accounts Assistant on a temp to perm basis. This role offers hybrid working, 3 days in the office and 2 days from home. The role reports into the AP Manager within an overall finance team of 10.


  • To enable the Accounts Payable department to function well by ensuring that:
    • invoices are processed accurately and in a timely manner
    • credit notes are correctly posted against the relevant supplier
    • suppliers are paid as timely as possible
    • daily bank and credit card reconciliations are carried out for all company bank accounts
    • remittance advices are sent out with all payments
    • suppliers accounts are regularly reconciled to statements
    • supplier queries received by e-mail are responded to promptly
    • all phone calls received from suppliers are answered promptly
    • the accounts payable ledger is kept up to date in terms of processing invoices, credit notes, payments are allocated, direct debits are processed (and invoices are received for all DD payments)
    • the aged creditors listing is produced on a weekly basis and discussed with the Financial Controller to prioritise payments for the week
    • preparing the suggested weekly payment run and actual payment runs
    • checking and processing staff expenses
  • To assist in the calculation of accruals and prepayments at the end of each accounting period
    • By checking the allocation of invoices
    • By producing a list of charges that are expected but for which no invoices have been received, or have been received for future periods
  • General assistance in the department as required

The Requirements

  • Minimum 1 years experience in an AP function/ Accounts Assistant
  • Fast and efficient at invoice processing
  • Ability to working with different currencies and companies at same time
  • Numerate with an understanding of accounts
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Clear and professional communication skills
  • Excel knowledge, with the ability to produce clear and accurate spreadsheets

This role will be on a day rate