Accounts Assistant

Location : Milton Keynes
Reference : 2210

​We have a fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Assistant based in Milton Keynes.

This is a varied role supporting the Head of Finance in a small, busy team, the emphasis will be on flexibility and willingness to get involved in all aspects of the accounting function up to trial balance.

Main responsibilities:

Purchase ledger

• Preparing payment runs and issuing remittance advice notes

• Reconciling supplier statements

• Answering payment queries from suppliers

• Checking invoices to purchase orders and delivery notes

• Coding and inputting invoices to the purchase ledger

Sales ledger

• Taking customer queries when the credit controller is absent

• Setting up new customer accounts

• Credit check customers

Cash & bank

• Maintain cash books (Excel) and journal transactions to the nominal ledger

• Reconciliation cash books to bank statements and to the trial balance

Purchasing office supplies

• Printer cartridges and inks

• Staff travel and hotel bookings


• Checking calculations and approvals of expense claims, including investigating anomalies

• Coding and processing on the accounting system, with careful consideration of VAT rules

• Preparing payments and advising staff of payment

• Completion of credit card expense claims

Fleet Management

• Preparation and submission of P11D in conjunction with internal procedures

• Perform vehicle registration documentation checks

• Liaising with fleet management providers on a regular basis

• Management of car accident procedure

• Management of pool cars, including ensuring road worthy condition

• Ensuring car tracker database

• Private mileage reconciliation

The job holder will also assist the Head of Finance in posting a range of journals, various reconciliation and analysis work, liaising with auditors, the bank, HMRC, customers and suppliers and in cash control.

What are we looking for?

  • Sound and broad-based bookkeeping experience ideally involving work on sales, purchase and nominal ledgers.

  • IT literate.

  • Quick learner, capable of understanding new systems and procedures quickly.

  • SAP experience is essential.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Good problem-solving ability and the ability to work to deadlines.

  • The ability to work as part of a team is important as is a willingness to be flexible and to show initiative.

What is in for you?

33 days annual leave

• Sell option for annual leave

• Auto enrolment pension scheme of 5% matched by employer

• Brand new offices

• Free parking on site with electric charge points

• Extensive training available

• Healthcare cash plan scheme for all employees after successful probation

• Option for private healthcare scheme for employee and family after successful probation

• Wellness programmes and Employee Assistance Programme

• Cycle to work scheme

• Team building events

• Life assurance

• Home technology salary sacrifice scheme

• Option to purchase a car scheme

• Save and you learn scheme

• Sick pay

• Discounts on personal wills and estates and also home utility products

• Discounted gym memberships and shopping.

If you're interested in applying for this role, please click Apply Now, we'd love to hear from you!