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Accounts Assistant

£25k + Benefits

Accounts Assistant

Our client, based in Harrogate is currently looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant on a full time, permanent basis!

  • Full Time
  • Harrogate
  • This position has been filled



Our client, based in Harrogate is currently looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant on a full time, permanent basis!

Due to growth in the organisation and new avenues of business they are looking for a full time Accounts Assistant to take responsibility for the day to day running of the finance function.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the sales and purchase ledgers
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts and the sales and purchase ledgers
  • Raising and processing sales and purchase invoices
  • Credit control
  • Following and using our accounting and database systems (Xero for accounts and a bespoke configuration of Salesforce for our database), taking ownership of the vital requirement to make sure that the organisation’s financial database and systems are accurately maintained, so that all activities that rely on this can function properly.
  • Working with and maintaining relevant spreadsheets
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Helping build and maintain strong working relationships with commercial customers, suppliers and other external parties
  • Supporting month end and year end processes, facilitating timely and accurate reporting of financial and management information

This is a hands-on role and would suit someone with good technical skills in accounting and spreadsheet work. You should have an eye for detail and a willingness to embrace change and meet the challenges of growth and diversification with enthusiasm. The successful candidate will be an integral team member willing to contribute towards the positive reputation of the company and its future development.

The Accounts Assistant is an essential role in the company.  You would be responsible for maintaining an efficient, organised and accurate finance function for the organisation and would be providing a variety of day-to-day financial operations such as sales and purchase ledgers and bookkeeping.

You will report to the Operations Director.

If you have the appropriate skills and experience and are interested in joining an organisation that makes a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of its clients, we would love to hear from you.

Person Specification

  • Enthusiastic, committed and a fast learner with previous experience of a busy environment (at least two years’ experience of similar work typically gained working as part of a finance team)
  • Happy to work in a role handling complexity and variety
  • Computer literate with an aptitude for numbers


Salary according to skills and experience, circa £25,000.


This is a full-time permanent role based in Harrogate.  You would work 37.5 hours per week and be entitled to five weeks annual leave.

Interested? Email your CV to Emma at EM Recruiting TODAY!