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Accounts Assistant

  • Ref: LCJR030321
  • Radcliffe
  • Posted: 4 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £20,000

Availability/Notice Period: Immediate


  • 2013 Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service
  • 2010 Level 2 Apprentice in Hospitality
  • 2007 7 GCSE’s achieved including English

IT Systems

  • Word and Excel – including Graphs / Charts / Formula’s etc
  • In House Systems

Career Summary

Previous Employer – Solicitors

Position – Legal Accounts Assistant

Dates – December 2017 – January 2021

  • Reported to Accountant – worked as part of a team of 3 Accounts Assistant – also had dotted line to Directors
  • The role required a high level of attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to follow strict procedures
  • Daily use of a Legal Accounting System and Excel for Staff Time Recording and Reports
  • Additionally, created, and updated Spreadsheets to record and update outstanding and paid Invoices
  • Responsible for accurate Update and Reconciliation of Client Ledgers / Accounts – responsible for raising Invoices and for Reconciliation of Payments to Bank Accounts
  • Responsible for calculation and verification of Payments, ensuring Amounts and Records are correct – worked to a strict 2-person Authorisation process
  • Coordinated Bank Deposits and Financial results on a regular basis to Management
  • Liaised with Bank for Payment queries, prepare and authorise electronic bank transfers, up to 500k – again worked to strict Controls
  • Responsible for Reconciliation of Financial Accounts and DD’s
  • Prepared and checked outgoing Invoices; query Discrepancies when needed
  • Responsible for preparation of Payments for incoming Invoices and track Bank Account Balances
  • Responsible for accurate cross Reconciliation of Client and Office Bank Accounts – 2 main Accounts / the business also and several Subsidiary Bank Accounts
  • The business was moving to the preparation of Weekly Bank Recs
  • Additionally, prepared Transactions and Reconciliations for 3 Care Homes owned by the Practice
  • Ensure all SRA account rules are thoroughly followed – Fraud / Money Laundering etc
  • Maintained accurate Client Files – which needed to be kept for 7 years
  • Organised and prepared workload to ensure all time frames are adhered to
  • Ad hoc duties as required


Previous Employer – Vehicle Private Hire

Position – Various Roles

Dates – November 2012 – December 2017

March 2015 – December 2017 Administrator and Accounts Assistant

  • Promotion to Admin and Accounts assistant
  • Credit Control – collected £25,000 in unpaid debt by phone and mail – allocated Payments
  • Extensive use of Ghost database, accounts and locating information when and where required
  • Assisted Accounts Manager with procedures and basic accounting principles, Invoicing, Payment procedures, Reconciliations etc.
  • Organised staff training, new procedure updates and changes to the database system
  • Managed emails, phone calls and correspondence
  • Created and kept up to date Records and details of employees and equipment
  • General Administration duties include – filing, scanning, formal / informal letters and emails


November 2012 – February 2015 Customer Service Operative