Accounts Assistant - Accounts Payable

Accounts Assistant - Accounts Payable

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    £24k - 26k per year

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    Zach Stuhldreer

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    020 7820 7332

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    about 2 years ago

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Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a London based social enterprise in their search for 2 Accounts Assistants (Credit Control and Accounts Payable).

Job 1 - Accounts Assistant – Credit Control

To manage the revenue collection processes to ensure a timely and accurate service to external and internal customers



  • Collection of Commercial, tenant, nursery and other debt according to credit terms.
  • Reconciliation of sales ledgers and control accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Provision of weekly financial information to the commercial team.
  • Prepare, on a monthly basis, management information on debtor balances, ageing and bad debt provisions for inclusion in the monthly management accounts pack.
  • Daily banking of cash and cheque receipts.
  • Meeting or exceeding monthly collection targets.
  • Escalation, when necessary, to maintain good cash management for all companies.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and sustain positive relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Significant credit control experience
  • Experience of computerised accounting systems, proficiency in MS Excel
  • Understanding of basic accounting concepts, processes and controls
  • Process approximately 200 invoices per month across 3 companies

Job 2 - Accounts Assistant – Accounts Payable

To process all supplier invoices accurately and on time with prompt supplier payments to ensure accurate monthly management accounts and a continuing relationship with suppliers.


  • To receive supplier invoices daily, match to purchase orders and capture accurately on the Finance System.
  • To reconcile the Finance System to supplier invoices on a monthly basis.
  • To assist in the preparation of regular BACS runs to ensure payment to terms.
  • To process employee expenses on receipt and ensure they are paid promptly
  • To review the Creditors Aged Analysis on a regular basis to ensure that older outstanding invoices are paid or disputes resolved.
  • To prepare invoices for commercial tenants on a monthly and quarterly basis in terms of the lease.
  • To prepare invoices for commercial tenants deposits for new or relocating tenants.
  • To manage petty cash, ensuring all receipts are entered onto the system, that the float is replenished via the imprest system on a monthly basis and that the cash is counted regularly.


  • Previous experience in a Purchase Ledger with coding experience.
  • Full understanding of accruals and prepayments
  • Ability to manage complete purchase ledger process from invoice processing to BACS submission. Process approximately 250 – 350 invoices per month
  • Computer literate including use of Microsoft Office packages, databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and sustain positive relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.