Accounts Assistant Salary in East Midlands | Robert Half UK

Accounts Assistant in East Midlands

What is an accounts assistant?

The role of accounts assistant is a finance team support role. They are responsible for helping an accounts team or a single accountant by taking charge of tasks like reporting, ledger maintenance, administration and account reconciliation.

Accounts assistant job description and responsibilities

The main responsibility of an accounts assistant is to support the finance manager with business accounting activities. This includes raising, sending and paying invoices, reconciling company accounts and chasing late payments.They also assist with basic administration tasks and should be on hand to answer any queries raised by staff or external clients or providers. They will be expected to help document and maintain the business’ finance procedures, updating and implementing them wherever necessary.Daily tasks include:Invoice processingProcessing expense requestsCredit controlCash book maintenanceMaintaining the company purchase and sales ledgersBanks reconciliationRaising sales invoicesLiaising with third party providers, clients and suppliersBasic administrationUpdating and maintaining procedural documentation

Accounts assistant job qualifications, skills and experience

To begin a career as an accounts assistant, professionals should have a degree in one of the following subjects:Business StudiesFinanceAccountingMathematicsEconomicsEmployers will be looking for 12 months’ previous experience as part of an accounts or credit control team. They will also look for experience with Microsoft software packages (Word, Excel etc.) and evidence that CIMA or ACCA studies are underway.The following soft skills are also beneficial for this role:High level of accuracyAnalytical skillsExcellent communication skills

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Salary for Accounts Assistant in East Midlands
24735 - 28858
25th Percentile
Little or no prior experience in the position; still developing relevant skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
Some prior experience in the position; has several relevant skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
Extensive prior experience in the position; has mastered relevant skills. Demand: High
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