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Accounts Assistant

  • Location: Sheffield, UK
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Uploaded: 21/01/2019
  • Closing: 31/03/2019

Role Purpose

Working within the Finance team, this role is primarily responsible for assisting with the Purchase Ledger / Accounts Payable and Sales Ledger / Accounts Receivable functions of the business and Broadstone group. Cover of these roles during holiday absence will also feature within this role.

Key Accountabilities

Purchase Ledger / Accounts Payable

  • Enter invoices onto the Purchase Ledger timely and accurately
  • Resolve all supplier queries in a timely manner
  • Manage supplier payments, including loading of payments onto the bank BACS/online facility
  • Reconcile supplier accounts
  • Provide updates of any supplier issues arising which may cause problems
  • Enter onto the accounting system, manage and pay employee expense claims
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required

Sales Ledger / Accounts Receivable

  • Enter & create invoices & credit notes in the Sales Ledger timely and accurately
  • Interpret information provided by the timecard system and staff to create customer invoices
  • Resolve all customer queries and disputes in a timely & professional manner
  • Accurate processing and allocation of customer receipts, following up on missing remittance advices.
  • Maintain credit control of outstanding debt, ensuring targeted levels are achieved.
  • Entering and reconciling 3rd party commission payment’s into Commpay system
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

General Accounting

  • Maintaining adequate and accurate records of transactions including scanning and retention of original documents
  • Reconciliation of main bank accounts
  • Accurately recording and reconciling bank transactions to the accounting system
  • Cooperating with external auditors at times of interim and final audits

Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Previous experience gained in an accounting or finance department environment.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Excel
  • Experienced user of core accounting packages (Sage X3 preferable)
  • Analytical and numerical ability
  • Able to analyse, evaluate, interpret and present data
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, with can do attitude
  • Adaptable and flexible to new tasks & workloads
  • Competent user of other Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word)
  • Confident in written and verbal communications with internal staff and external parties

Professional Qualifications

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


  • Experience of professional services & investment management businesses would be an advantage.
  • Experience of the Sage X3 accounting system

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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