Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Type:
Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • £30,000.00 per annum
  • Contact Name: Kate Goodman
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH5283

    Job description:

    Vanilla Recruitment

    We’re currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant on behalf of a distributor that are a subsidiary of a larger international group.

    The successful candidate will assist the Group Management Accountant with day to day transactional accounting and journals. This is an interesting and varied role and presents a wonderful opportunity to join an enterprising and cohesive team. You may not have completed all aspects of the role, but full training will be provided. Please note that this is an office-based position.


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Bank reconciliations
    • Posting of general ledger transactions
    • Journals
    • General ledger account reconciliations / reports
    • VAT returns
    • Administration of the company vehicles (insurance, tax, services etc)
    • Processing of non-stock invoices
    • Provision of cover for credit control and purchase ledger when required
    • Ad-hoc assistance to Finance Director and Management Accountant when required


    Skills and experience required:

    • Sound working knowledge of accounting principles (double entry bookkeeping would be beneficial)
    • Experience of accountancy software (SAP desirable but not essential) and good working knowledge of Excel
    • An approachable and engaging communicator
    • Helpful team member, happy to provide support to colleagues in other areas where required and be ‘hands on’
    • Flexible and professional approach


    Hours of work:

    • Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 5.00pm / Fri 8.30 – 2pm- (½ hour lunch break) – 37.5 hours per week


    Salary and benefits:

    • Circa £30,000
    • 24 days annual holiday + 8 bank holidays
    • Life assurance 3 x salary & Health Plan (after probationary period)
    • Pension
    • On-site parking

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