Accounts Assistant

Minster Micro Computers Limited
£17,000 - £18,000 (Dependent on Experience)
09 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Assistant
Timeline: ASAP
Interview Date: Mid to End August

Company Information:
Established in 1979, Minster Micro Computers Ltd has been providing total IT solutions to the business community for over thirty years with customers ranging from small companies to corporate bodies with large multi-user networks and offices from London to Dublin. We are proud that our services are always reliable, robust, and have potential for future growth and flexibility, as we only deal with leading IT suppliers such as Microsoft, HP, Pegasus and SAP. This opportunity is to join this established and well-respected IT business who have a clear vision for the future.

Minster are passionate about their business and want like-minded individuals to join them as they continue to grow.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced accounts assistant to work alongside the Financial Director and administrative staff.

You will be a confident individual who possesses excellent financial and organisational skills and can plan and work to tight deadlines. As accounts assistant, you will need to undertake all manner of accounts duties. You will need to have a strong administrative background and be able to turn your hand to a variety of tasks.


- Purchase/bought ledger including processing of purchase invoices, assisting with the creation of payment schedules, dealing with accounts queries from suppliers and liaising with relevant teams as necessary.
- Liaising with the sales team about the internal management of their sales orders, from the preparation of quotations through buying to assisting with the organisation of installation and post-installation call-backs.
- HR assistance, along with maintaining best practice and maintenance of company HR records, hand-books and employee contracts. Arranging and minuting reviews, discipline, absence and holiday records. Maintaining training records, health and safety procedures and assisting with recruitment etc.
- Assisting with the processing of monthly payroll, along with record associated keeping.
- Working with the customer contracts team, managing licence and contract renewals (software licences) as well as pricing and customer queries. Assisting them with the update and administration of customer contracts.
- Assisting with customer/purchase order processing.
- Assisting with stock control and traceability of all items purchased and sold.
- Assisting with the recording and maintenance of assets, including loan stock.
- Assisting with customer and supplier order/invoice queries and returns/warranty replacements.
- Assisting with credit control and dealing with accounts queries from customers and liaising with relevant teams as necessary.
- Assisting with nominal/general ledger processing and reconciliation processes.
- Assisting with the analysis of accounts data for costings, budgets, forecasting etc. for onward reporting to management teams.
- Assisting the accounts and admin teams with research into best practice and cost-savings/strategies.
- Assisting with the review of utilities and maintenance records for the property.
- Assisting the software team with the administration of payroll and other software upgrades.
- Assisting the sales and marketing team with internal and external events.

As with all roles in a SME, the duties will vary depending on the needs of the business and therefore we are looking for somebody who is flexible and naturally intuitive.

Candidate Requirements:

- 2+ years of proven experience
- AAT Qualification required
- Business/Admin NVQ (or equivalent) would be beneficial but not necessary
- Familiar and confident with computers and have working knowledge of Microsoft packages
- Confident and polite telephone manner
- Excellent organisational skills
- Impeccable attention to detail
- Accurate with data entry


Salary - £17-18k 20 days holiday (+ bank holidays) Monday - Friday (9am-5.30pm except Weds 8:30am start & Friday 5pm finish)