Accounts Assistant

  • Location:

    Trafford, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Finance Assistant

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £21,000 - £22,000

  • Contact:

    Halecroft Recruitment Ltd

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  • Published:

    4 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Lydia Whitelegg

  • Expiry date:


Our client based in Old Trafford is currently looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant on a full-time, permanent basis. The role will involve the shared responsibility of sales ledger, completing sales orders, creating invoices and sending to customers, purchase ledger, and supporting with credit control.

Main Duties

  • Process and prepare financial and business forms for the purpose of checking account balances, facilitating purchases, etc.
  • Perform routine calculations to produce analyses and reports as requested by the finance director
  • Help oversee and manage individual accounts
  • Create, send, and follow up on invoices
  • Review and adhere to department budgets
  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets
  • Review and audit financial statements and reports, ensure all calculations and data entries are correct
  • Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or clients
  • Collect information for and prepare payroll payments for employees
  • Assist the Finance Manager in creating financial reports on a regular basis
  • Answers question and provide assistance to stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years of Sage 50 experience or similar. AAT L2 in book-keeping would be an advantage, however, the client would consider sponsoring the successful candidate through their AAT.

Essential requirements

  • Punctual, reliable and focused
  • Methodical and competent
  • Approachable and helpful
  • Team player
  • Excellent organizational skills with good time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload
  • Capable to work well independently
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines
  • Adaptable to new systems & change

Essential experience

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to demonstrate good numeracy and IT skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Previous experience of Sage 50
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in similar role

Desirable experience

  • Degree in Finance and Accounting or equivalent
  • AAT L2 in book-keeping (not essential)
  • CIMA  or ACCA or AAT Student


Salary: £21,000 - £22,000

9am - 5pm Mon - Fri (1 Day per week working from home, the rest office based)

Benefits include: 

  • Day off for your birthday
  • Company Pension Plan 
  • Staff, family, and friend discounts available
  • Monthly Social Events