Trainee Accounts Assistant

Closing on: Nov 30, 2020
Contract: Full Time
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive

Trainee Accounts Assistant

Role Purpose

Working within the Finance team, this role is primarily responsible for assisting more experienced members of the team to deliver finance functions provided by the business and Broadstone group.

Key Accountabilities

Purchase/Sales Ledger

  • Accurately recording and reconciling bank transactions to the accounting system
  • Process payments and receipts and associated invoices timely and accurately
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Enter Journals
  • Manage payments, including loading of payments onto the bank BACS/online facility
  • Resolving reconciliation issues and other related queries in a timely & professional manner
  • Credit control function: reconcile customer accounts and chase outstanding debts and missing remittance advices
  • Provide monthly analysis of Aged Debtors and Creditors
  • Enter onto the accounting system, manage and pay employee expense claims
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required

General Accounting

  • Maintaining adequate and accurate records of transactions including scanning and retention of original documents
  • Drive system changes to streamline existing processes
  • Cooperating with external auditors at times of interim and final audits
  • Providing support to other team members of Finance Department

Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines with a can-do attitude
  • Analytical and numerical ability
  • 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

Professional Qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English, Grace C and above


  • Experience gained in an accounting or finance department environment, ideally from the pensions industry

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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