Accounts Assistant

Piolax Ltd
Accrington, Lancashire
£29,751 per annum
14 Mar 2023
11 Apr 2023
Job Title
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounts Assistant


£29,751 per annum


The role is primarily responsible for the management of Accounts Receivable and Cashbook, but will be required to cover and have working knowledge of Accounts Payable.


  • Responsible for the management of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cashbook.
  • A good understanding of accounting principles is required, to assist in the preparation of monthly and annual accounts.
  • You must also be able to manage your own workload and have a proven ability in the use of spreadsheet packages.



Accounts Payable duties including:

  • Liaising with suppliers.
  • Provide support/cover to Accounts Receivable when required.
  • Registering and processing purchase invoices.
  • Ensuring invoices are passed for payment in a timely fashion.
  • Month end closing activities.
  • Credit card and general expense claims.

Accounts Receivable duties including:

  • Cash allocation.
  • Provide support/cover to Accounts Payable when required.
  • Credit control and escalation of non-payments from customers.
  • Preparing for and holding monthly internal debtors’ meetings.
  • Responsibility for self-billing invoices.
  • Reconciling and closure of sales ledger and bank accounts at month end.
  • Month end closing activities.

Additional responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Liaising with all company stakeholders.
  • Completion of month end tasks within strict timeframes.
  • Assisting in all areas during busy periods such as month end and when holiday cover is required.
  • Any other reasonable duties, including other ad-hoc administrative accounts duties, as requested by the Management Accountant or Finance and Compliance Manager.




  • Maths and English O’Level/GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above
  • Previous experience within an Accounts position.
  • Good bookkeeping knowledge
  • Fully competent with MS Excel and Word, with a proven ability in the use of spreadsheet packages including the ability to design spreadsheet models.


  • Maths / Accountancy degree or equivalent accountancy qualification.
  • Accounting Systems experience
  • Intermediate level of Excel



  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Flexible.
  • Able to prioritise and manage deadlines and workloads effectively and independently.
  • Ability to work in a focused manner and deal with a high volume of transactions.
  • Good evaluation and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate financial issues effectively with both non-finance and finance staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

If this Accounts Assistant role looks right for you, please apply below now to be considered for the position.