Accounts Assistant

Contract: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive

Role Purpose

Working within the Accounts Team, this role is primarily responsible for delivering finance functions provided by the business and Broadstone Group.

Key Accountabilities

Accounting Services Support:

  • Accurately recording and reconciling bank transactions to the accounting system
  • Maintaining cash book records for each client on the accounting system used
  • Processing payments and receipts and associated documents timely and accurately
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Managing payments, including loading of payments onto the bank online facility
  • Dealing with tax returns (AFT & VAT)
  • Resolving reconciliation issues and other related queries in a timely & professional manner
  • Providing range of clients reports and monthly analysis
  • Providing assistance as required by the Pension Fund Accountant in the preparation of the draft Trustees’ Report & Accounts for clients of Trust-Based Pensions
  • Any other accounting duties as required by the business


Payroll Services Support:

  • Processing payroll payments via Sage Payroll
  • Printing and issuing payslips
  • Submitting statutory year end returns and printing and issuing P60s
  • Making appropriate ledger entries in the accounting system in respect of payrolls


General Accounting

  • Maintaining adequate and accurate records of transactions including scanning and retention of original documents
  • Drive system changes to streamline existing processes
  • To be flexible and provide other such support as would reasonably be expected within the role


Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, with “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Adaptable and flexible to new tasks & workloads
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Confident in written and verbal communications with internal staff and external parties
  • Good team player


  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English, Grade C and above.
  • Relevant finance experience
  • Partly AAT qualified



  • Experience of Sage 50 Accounts and Sage Payroll


Overarching Obligations

  • Adhere to all relevant laws & regulations, and Broadstone Policies & Procedures
  • Achieve a good standard of ethical behaviour, i.e. do the right thing at all times
  • Comply with all relevant professional standards
  • Comply with the FCA’s requirements in relation to Conduct Risk & Treating Customers Fairly



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