Senior Accounts Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Main Responsibility

  • Processing supplier invoices and staff expenses with related payment runs
  • Managing new/existing supplier details and relationships
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders including suppliers, providing excellent customer service
  • Supplier statement reconciliation
  • Purchase card and petty cash control, review, ledger postings and reconciliations
  • Bank postings with matched invoices and corresponding reconciliations
  • Preparation and posting of prepayments and accruals
  • Assist Finance Manager with month end processing to achieve strict deadlines
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Involvement in implementation of a new purchase order system
  • Resolving queries with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Support of the team with any ad hoc finance work

The Ideal Candidate

  • At least two years of Purchase Ledger/General Ledger experience including preparing and posting accruals, prepayments
  • Experienced working in a busy team and month end experience
  • Experience of involvement with new system implementation
  • Great analytical skills 
  • Knowledge Knowledge of and have used Sage 50 Accounts or equivalent accounting software
  • Qualifications Microsoft office – Intermediate Excel and Word
  • Have or studying towards a minimum of AAT level 2 or equivalent accounting qualification
  • Organisational and time management skills, to plan workload effectively and work to strict deadlines 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication skills, a large part of the role is communicating with both internal and external stakeholders including suppliers
  • Team working and collaboration
  • Ability to support the core values of A Wilderness Way.

Willingness to undergo a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and to register with the DBS Update Service OR hold a satisfactory enhanced DBS check for the correct workforce plus existing registration for the Update Service

 Ability to understand the needs of people from diverse cultural, social and racial backgrounds.

Package Description

£25,000 - £26,000 per annum 


2 days a week (0.4fte)

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme
  • Paid holiday
  • Performance bonus based on quality outcomes
  • Private Health Cover
  • A 24/7 employee assistance and counselling programme
  • 'Above and beyond' recognition scheme
  • Full funded training for your CPD and recognised qualifications
  • Employee medical benefit scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Access to employee engagement events
  • Ongoing continuous professional development opportunities

About the Company

Equal Opportunities

A Wilderness Way Ltd supports Equal Opportunities in Employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds such as colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age. You are expected to comply at all times to the Companies EO Policy and Guide to Equality document.


All our role and people are responsible to the safeguarding our of children and will be subject to a successful disclosure as an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland.

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