Role details

Accounts Assistant

Cambridge   •   £10 - £12 per hour (£20,798 - £24,958)   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger

About Our Client

A new and rapidly growing organisation, working in a niche industry sector.

Job Description


  • Assist the Office Manager placing orders for a wide range of goods and services via credit card payments or invoice
  • Raising PO's
  • Dealing with queries
  • Taking deliveries
  • Communicating with Managers on timescales

Purchase Order Process

  • Review and validation of PO requests
  • Preparation of sage PO
  • Update PO process for goods/ invoice received
  • Review old items and action to clear
  • Update PO process for payments made

Purchase Ledger

  • Print/ collate invoices, stamp and code/ cross reference to order
  • Post in sage via PO or direct to supplier
  • Obtain/ confirm authorisation on SP
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Set up supplier account applications

Sales Ledger

  • Raise invoices from billing and settlements team
  • Post to sage
  • Allocate cash received

Credit card

  • Prepare summary of monthly credit card statements
  • Reconcile to PO orders/ invoices and receipts
  • Post to sage


  • Collate all monthly expenses (using new HR system and maintaining confidentiality)
  • Reconcile to receipts and agree coding
  • Post to sage

Fixed Assets

  • Maintain fixed asset register
  • Cross reference to master asset list held with Corporate IT Manager
  • Assist Corporate IT Manager with asset tagging

Other (as needed)

  • Assist in sundry analysis for Finance Manager
  • Admin for Office Manager (e.g. arranging interviews)
  • Filing
  • Arrange meeting rooms

The Successful Applicant

Educated to A level or further with good grades, and studying for AAT/ accountancy qualifications

At least 2 years' experience working in purchase ledger

Knowledge of Sage accounting software

Some Accountancy skills

Experience of using SharePoint would be an advantage

Well-developed interpersonal skills (good telephone manner, able to establish rapport, excellent written and spoken English, able to communicate with Managers across the business)

Capable of working in a fast moving environment with changing priorities

High levers of numeracy

Organised and methodical

High levels of attention to detail

Able to meet deadlines

Able to work at pace and with high levels of accuracy

Able to use own initiative and prioritise workload

Willing to ask for help if needed

Adaptable/ flexible

What's on Offer

Upon completion of the interview process

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