Accounts Assistant - Near Andover

Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
13 May 2021
Work Type
Full Time

A manufacturing company based near Andover are looking for a new Accounts Assistant to join their team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the company’s book-keeping & finance function and will work closely with all members of the team to ensure accurate information is prepared for management. 

The company is looking for an individual with strong communication skills, excellent computer skills and extensive experience in all aspects of finance within a company. The first year will include some maternity cover, there will be no change to the hours and pay when this is completed.

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Attractive salary.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • You will be part of a successful, growing company.


  • Purchase Ledger – entering purchase invoices on to accounting software, reconciling and entering supplier payments, generating creditor reports.
  • Sales Ledger – entering sales invoices, entering customer payments, ensuring correct customer allocations, liaising with the credit control team.
  • Banking – daily bank reconciliations including card payments, card receipts and making supplier payments.

Administrative Duties

  • Assist with taking telephone calls in busy periods.
  • Maintain a good filing system for all accounts records.
  • Data collation to assist management.

Maternity Cover

This will be for a year. The first 3 months will be working alongside a colleague, ensuring a seamless handover. Please be assured, once the maternity cover is completed, the primary role, hours and pay will remain the same.

  • Monthly payroll, including wages reconciliations, pensions reports and payments to HMRC.
  • Month end adjustments including; journal preparation, postings and control account reconciliations.
  • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts.
  • Monthly analysis of KPI’s for management.
  • Provide timely information for management meetings.
  • Quarterly VAT Returns.

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting software, preferably Sage.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent telephone and email communication skills.
  • Experience in Book-keeping to a high level, including management accounts, KPIs’ VAT and Payroll.
  • The ability to develop and maintain effective systems within the role. 
  • Ensuring work is prioritised and deadlines are met.

   This Vacancy
Ref: 2278
Role: Accounts Assistant
Location: Near Andover