Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

Wilmslow, Cheshire
Salary: £22,000.00 to £26,000.00 /year

Contact Recruitmentis looking for an Accounts Assistantfor our client based in Wilmslow.

Salary: £22,000 to £26,000

Location: Wilmslow


• Must have bookkeeping experience – non-negotiable

• Be AAT qualified or ACCA/ACA part qualified

• General understanding of accounting and experience in an accounting environment

• Strong communication skills & confidence to deal with clients directly

• Good maths skills

Working hours:9 am- 5.30pm, Monday to Friday with a one hour lunch


• 25 days holiday + bank holidays

• Government pension

• Study support – ie. can take some days out of their holiday allowance for studying

• Breakfast every Friday morning supplied

• Company night out once a month

The Role

This is a hands-on role in a growing accountancy and payroll business which includes both limited company clients and umbrella company workers. The company plans to significantly grow over the next 12 months and the individual will have a varied and pivotal role in the growth of the business and will, therefore, suit a career focused and determined a person who will be keen to make the role their own.

The successful candidate will work with the lead accountant and will be responsible for all aspects of running the payroll for the umbrella company workers and will assist the accountant with the production of financial statements

Main Responsibilities:

• Maintaining client accounts on an online book-keeping package

• Maintain regular contact with each client ensuring they receive hands-on customer service

• Prepare regular (monthly) accounts for each client

• Basic bookkeeping and accounting tasks including raising invoices, reconciling banks and preparing cash flow statements

• Add referrals from agencies into the CRM and contact the new starters to introduce the umbrella company, explain the umbrella process and send the company starter pack

• Monitor the new joiners and complete all new records on time for the weekly payroll run

• Input all timesheets received from the agency in time for the main weekly payroll run on Thursday

• Run the payroll from start to finish, including all relevant payroll checks and importing into the bank

• Answer all incoming queries for the umbrella company

• Ad-hoc payroll administration such as monitoring the HMRC inbox, inputting P45’s and uploading the pension file

The individual must

• be AAT qualified or ACCA/ACA part qualified and be familiar with an accounting practise environment

• Have at least a grade “B” in GCSE Maths

• Existing knowledge of umbrella payroll and PAYE calculations in general

• Be confident in making outgoing phone calls and explaining an umbrella company and generally have a friendly phone manner

• Be able to work equally well alone and with other people and able to manage their own time

• Have a logical and pragmatic approach to solving problems and dealing with queries

• Be ambitious and keen to embrace the new challenge of growing the company’s client base Key skills

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