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Accounts Assistant

Published 26 September 2023
£25000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Job Starts: 26th September 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Location: Kettering, Northampton

Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum

Type: Permanent

Key Benefits: Study support (CIMA/AAT/ACCA), Company share scheme, 23 Days Holiday + bank holidays, 9 day working fortnight and flexible working hours!

Macildowie are pleased to be partnered with a rapidly growing SME business who are looking for a multi-skilled finance assistant to join to a diverse finance team who promote from within. This organisation has a large focus on succession planning from within and provide opportunities for employees to become multi-skilled in many areas within finance.

The successful candidate must be able to articulate themselves well as you will be dealing with a variety of commercial stakeholders at all levels.

Role Overview:

  • The position involves working in a team responsible for financial transactional processing for a portfolio of well-known brands.
  • Key responsibilities include Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, Bank, Month-end reconciliation, and adjustment tasks.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential.
  • You should be able to manage your workload effectively in a multiclient environment with potentially conflicting deadlines.
  • A passion for customer service excellence and the ability to challenge the status quo are valued traits.


  • Relevant experience in a similar role covering most of the same transactional areas.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills, equivalent to GCSE level 5+ in English and Maths.
  • Experience and working knowledge of basic MS Office Excel.
  • AAT, CIMA, or ACCA trainee or qualified by experience.
  • Familiarity with accounting software, preferably QuickBooks, Xero, and Sage.
  • Experience using MS Excel in a finance role


  • Competitive salary.
  • Private medical and dental care.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Ability to buy extra holiday each year.
  • Employee share incentive plan.
  • Free parking and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee referral scheme.
  • Discounts on high street brands and restaurants.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support with dedicated champions.
  • Investment in training and development.
  • Full study support (CIMA, ACCA, CIPS) and paid study leave.
  • Social events, including monthly lunches, Christmas, and Summer parties.
  • Opportunities for personal development and progression.

Additional Information:

This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and you may be required to undertake additional tasks, training, and development activities as directed by the company to meet the demands of the operation.

If you are an experienced Finance Assistant with a track record of success in managing accounts payable and receivable processes and are ready to take your career to the next level, we invite you to apply.

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