Accounts Assistant


Our client based in Chippenham are seeking an Accounts Assistant to join their team on a Permanent basis.

Accounts Assistant Duties:

To support the finance function, with a focus on accounting, audits, and external reporting.

Accounts Assistant Key Responsibilities

  • Providing financial support and monthly reports to business units
  • Prepare, post, and reconcile prepayments and accruals
  • Responsible for Inter co invoices
  • Responsible for Intercompany reconciliation
  • Maintain fixed asset register
  • Reconcile sales & balance sheet accounts
  • Compile and submit VAT returns
  • Credit Control
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, P&L, Management reports, KPIs and variance analysis
  • Raising sales invoices
  • Uploading monthly reconciliations
  • Timesheet processing and reports
  • Prepare and review financial models and proposals to support the decision-making process
  • Develop and improve finance and project systems.

Accounts Assistant Additional Shared Activities:

  • Supplier authentication and set-up
  • Take on company-wide finance tasks as allocated from time to time
  • Project set ups
  • Support financial team providing day-to-day assistance as required
  • Assist in monthly and year end management/financial accounts
  • Ad hoc financial analysis in support of the preparation of management accounts

Accounts Assistant Required Skills:

The ideal candidate will be / have:

  • AAT qualified with at least 2 years post qualification experience.
  • Strong organisational abilities, experience of working to tight deadlines and a hands-on approach to finance.
  • Advanced Excel including pivot tables, look-up functions and similar is essential for all analysis and reporting duties
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, good understanding of financial/management information systems and technically competent with finance and accounting knowledge and skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to adapt to and implement change.
  • High level of numeracy (Accounting/Maths/Statistics) and the ability to interpret management information.
  • Highly computer literate, with particular reference to accounting and management software and their application in a software/hardware engineering and manufacturing environment.

Accounts Assistant Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable and professional
  • Ability to work flexible hours under pressure to tight timescales
  • Passionate and driven
  • Self-motivated and energetic
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Good sense of humour, with the ability to create and maintain excellent communication between different stakeholders
  • Good communication skills, comfortable interacting with different stakeholders throughout the organisation

Accounts Assistant Benefits:

  • Bike to work scheme
  • Excellent pension scheme offering 5% contribution:

Health care cash back plan

4x salary life assurance

Income protection plan

  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays in 1st year increasing to 25 days
  • Holiday buy & sell scheme


If this role is of interest to and you fulfil the criteria, please apply with your full CV, or contact the team on 01225 300779.