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Accounts Assistant

Published 14 June 2024
£25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 14th June 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Accounts Assistant

Location: Leicester

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum

Macildowie is delighted to be working exclusively with a leading healthcare company based in Leicester. We are seeking a talented and ambitious Accounts Assistant to join our client's head office Finance team. This is an integral position within the finance department, working within a multidisciplinary team and reporting directly to the Management Accountant.

About the Role

As an Accounts Assistant, you will support the growth of the healthcare business by managing day-to-day accounting processes. This pivotal role will be responsible for a variety of tasks that ensure the smooth operation of the finance department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily bank reconciliations, including updating Excel cashbooks for multiple bank accounts
  • Maintaining petty cash reconciliations
  • Managing credit card transactions
  • Raising monthly sales invoices and credit notes via NHS and Local Authority portals
  • Reconciling monthly income, ensuring new patient admissions and discharges are accounted for correctly
  • Processing supplier invoices in a timely manner
  • Maintaining the PO system
  • Keeping accurate sales and purchase ledger records on Sage 50
  • Creating monthly BACS runs for supplier payments
  • Handling intercompany recharges and reconciliations
  • Liaising with Local Authorities, NHS, private clients, and their representatives to proactively resolve issues and collect balances
  • Maintaining strong relationships with customers, suppliers, and care homes to ensure prompt handling of requests and queries
  • Assisting in the audit process
  • Supporting the Management Accountant with ad-hoc tasks

Experience & Skills Required:

  • Previous experience in an accounts assistant role
  • AAT qualified or studying towards qualification
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Professional manner with clear communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with Sage 50 Accounts is desirable


  • Hybrid working
  • Your birthday day off
  • Early finish every Friday
  • Company events
  • Free on-site parking

Join a company that values its employees by offering competitive pay, excellent benefits, and numerous opportunities for professional development. This is a fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to grow within a dynamic and supportive environment.

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