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Accounts Assistant – Accounts Receivable


To perform all duties associated with the processing and recording of cash receipts and customer invoicing, on a daily basis.



  • Reconcile cash receipts to general ledger
  • Record debit and credit adjustments to customer
  • Process returns credits and credit
  • Record credits to customer accounts from vendor
  • Issue credit card and PayPal
  • Respond to credit card declined
  • Post and issue copies of invoices.
  • Assist in various other office duties such as scanning, filing, answer customer service calls, etc.
  • Perform various functions to ensure accurate recording of cash and accounting transactions, in accordance with corporate
  • Process and post daily accounts receivable payments to include checks, credit cards, Paypal, ACH and wire transfers on a timely
  • Print, post and mail daily customer sales




  • Prior exposure to Microsoft Systems
  • Some knowledge of accounting
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Excel – Intermediate level
  • AAT studies or equivalent working knowledge/experience required
  • Prior Accounts Receivable or accounting experience required


This role is full-time permanent working Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.


Its paying a competitive salary DOE from 22K


Accounts Assistant


Location –                     Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent


Salary –                         £21,000 to £23,000 (depending on experience)


Working hours –             Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (30-minute lunch)



Job Specification


Our client, a long-established firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent are recruiting for an AAT qualified accountant (with at least 2 years’ experience working within practice) to join their team.


The right candidate will be passionate about accountancy and strive to deliver an excellent service to our ever-expanding client base.


Responsibilities and requirements of the bookkeeper will include: –


  • Accurate preparation of monthly/quarterly VAT Returns for sole-trader/partnership/Limited Company clients using KashFlow/Xero/SAGE online/Quickbooks online software packages.
  • Have the ability to review and amend bookkeeping entries
  • Up-to-date knowledge of VAT rules is required
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Be able to review a Trial Balance and highlight any areas for further review
  • Liaising with clients to resolve bookkeeping queries
  • Accurate entry of client’s invoices using DEXT receipt capture software
  • Preparation of annual accounts for sole-trader/partnership/Limited Company clients accurately evidencing all Balance Sheet items
  • Dealing with day-to-day client queries
  • Knowledge of CIS and how this interacts with the bookkeeping process



Essential requirements


AAT qualified

Proven bookkeeping experience within practice for a minimum of 2 years

Strong IT skills (especially Microsoft Excel)

Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
Skilled and effective communicator



Employment Benefits


Auto-enrolment pension scheme contributions

Healthcare scheme

30 days annual holiday