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Accounts Assistant

  • Ref: ASCGJH220721
  • Huddersfield
  • Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Salary Expectation: £23,000

Availability/Notice Period: 3 Months


  • Currently studying AAT L4 – 1 exam remaining (booked for July)
  • 2015 – BA (hons) Politics, University of Hull
  • 2012 – A Levels in Law, Politics & English Literature
  • 2009 – Shelley College – 11 GCSEs grade A-C

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word / Excel including – V Look Ups / Pivot Tables, Access Dimensions, Bar Red and other In-House Systems

Career Summary

Current Employer – Manufacturer

Position – Various Positions

Dates – November 2015 – present

May 2016 – present – Accounts Assistant

  • Based in a Team of four and reports to the Financial Controller
  • Responsible for ensuring all sales pricing is monitored and updated – queries any abnormalities and keeps up-to date with any loss leaders
  • Is currently working across a project for the Managing Director to review all 3rd party haulier costs – reconciles all actual costs vs agreed prices lists (due to Brexit there have been several fluctuations in pricing particularly across sea freight)
  • Accountable for month end journals including credit card reconciliations, expenses, and goods analysis
  • Manages good analysis at month end (much of the stock is bought from China) – journals any variances in the exchange rate
  • Oversees the cashbook and reconciles the 8 main bank accounts on a rolling weekly basis and for month end – works across several currencies including Sterling, Euros and US Dollars
  • Responsible for monthly re-charges – re-charges any costs incurred from the Parent Company which is a manufacturing business in Wigan
  • Accountable for credit control to minimises the outstanding debt to maintain a healthy cash flow- works with several UK supermarkets and pharmacies
  • Accountable for several month end duties including entering overhead invoices, balancing the petty cash account, and reconciling the credit card transactions
  • Manages the processing of the monthly payment run for the purchase ledger, as well as supporting the Finance department to achieve deadlines – this is signed off by the Financial Controller
  • Provides administrative support to the Office Manager and deals with customer enquiries via email and telephone
  • Has begun internal audit training under guidance from the technical department to ensure different aspects of the business are operating as they should be
  • Has recently suggested improvements to the Quality Management System which have been taken on board and will be looking into the Contract Review Process soon


Position – Trainee Accounts Assistant

Dates – November 2015 – May 2016

  • Began working as a Trainee and was mainly responsible for the day to day running in the Finance department
  • This included maintaining cashbooks for the main bank account, processing expenses, handling petty cash, and effectively arranging archiving solutions


Previous Employer – Cafe

Position – Customer Service (part time whilst studying)

Dates – August 2010 – October 2015