Accounts Assistant

Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 dependant on experience

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 5.15pm. Friday: 8.30am – 3.45pm

Holidays: 33 days per year including public holidays

Reporting to: Accountant

Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

Role Purpose: To provide a comprehensive accounts assistant service to the business including responsibilities for purchasing/stock administration.


Accounts Administration – split between purchasing, purchase ledger, credit control and stock control


  • Obtain quotes from suppliers / Calculate delivered costs of products
  • Raise purchase orders from purchase requisitions
  • Investigate and resolve delivery / pricing discrepancies
  • Monitor delivery dates and liaise with suppliers if goods are due but not received
  • Arrange product returns with suppliers
  • Ensuring certificates from suppliers are up to date

Purchase Ledger

  • Match purchase invoices against delivery notes
  • Check invoices against PO’s – resolve discrepancies

Credit Control

  • Contact customers with due balances to arrange payment
  • Monitor credit limits
  • Liaise with general manager regarding sign off’s for sales orders

Stock Control

  • Prepare monthly stock take reports
  • Investigate and resolve any stock take discrepancies – perform reconciliations of issuing / receipts into stock
  • Review minimum/maximum stock levels on a monthly basis
  • Review stock turnover of products
  • General accounts / ad hoc duties


Essential Criteria

Previous administrative experience working in an office environment.

Ability to use Microsoft Excel.

Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise own work, meet deadlines.

High level of written and verbal communication skills.

Flexible approach and willingness to work as part of a team.

Part or Qualified AAT

For more information or to arrange an interview please forward our CV and John or Sophie will be in touch.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £26,000.00-£30,000.00 per year


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Previous admin office environment.: 1 year (required)
  • Microsoft Excel: 1 year (required)


  • Part or Fully Qualified AAT (required)

Work Location: One location

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