Accounts Assistant

  • £25,000 - £28,000 + Professional Study Support
  • Permanent
  • London
  • Ref: BH-7332-1

This newly created position offers an exciting opportunity to join a growing business as a Sales Ledger Accounts Assistant. As part of a fast-paced finance department, you will work closely with the Finance Business Partner to oversee the Sales Ledger for three entities. Reporting directly to the Finance Business Partner, you will play a vital role in managing sales ledger billing and credit control duties, while also contributing to the implementation of new stock management and ERP systems projects.


  • Raise and code sales invoices, debit notes, and credit notes using Girosoft ERP system and third-party billing systems for all three entities.
  • Maintain sales invoice register and process invoices into Sage 50 Accounts accurately.
  • Generate proforma invoices and set up new customers in Sage 50 Accounts.
  • Run aged debtors reports bi-monthly and perform credit control duties.
  • Allocate payments on account and liaise with accountants for month-end close and contract reviews.
  • Participate in monthly meetings with Finance Business Partner for billing and process discussions.
  • Request and review EH Credit Insurance Reports for credit assessment.
  • Resolve internal and external queries promptly.
  • Complete audit confirmation forms and handle filing and archiving tasks regularly.


  • The role will suit an active Accounts studier in early stages (AAT, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping and VAT

Skills required:

  • Ideally, the candidate will have a background in distribution or manufacturing.
  • Demonstrates the ability to quickly adapt and work independently with minimal assistance.
  • Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of effectively interacting with non-finance personnel.
  • Displays a strong attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in all tasks.
  • Exhibits the ability to work autonomously, prioritize tasks, handle pressure, meet tight deadlines, and make day-to-day decisions in managing the accounts receivable function.
  • Previous experience working with foreign exchange rates and converting between imperial and metric units is advantageous.