Accounts Assistant job description

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Job brief

We are seeking a detail-focused, personable and professional Accounting Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of basic accounting and excellent numeracy skills, along with great attention to detail. The focus of the role will be to provide support with both accounting, including AR/AP to the finance team, and also administrative support where required.


  • Liaise with the accounting team to understand the upcoming projects and deadlines for the department.
  • Assist with uploading invoices into the accounting system.
  • Assist with reviewing all incoming payments, ensuring payments come in on time.
  • Make telephone calls and follow-up emails to accounts that are overdue for payment to the business.
  • Draft and send reminders and final demand letters to overdue clients.
  • Ensure the reconciliation is completed on a weekly or monthly basis and that the totals balance.
  • Respond to invoice queries in a timely manner.
  • Input payroll data and information onto the system.
  • Extract data if requested by other team members.
  • Review simple data and produce findings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in Business, Math, Finance, IT or related field, or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar role
  • Good computer skills, adept with Excel
  • Excellent Math skills
  • Confident in the use of software programs related to finance
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Great problem-solving abilities
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent report skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize own workload and the workload of others

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