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Accounts Assistant

St. Helens, Merseyside
£25,000 to £30,000
Job Type
10 Nov 2023

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Data Entry:

Ensuring all financial transactions are recorded on time, accurately and allocate to the correct branch within Sage Intacct

Accounts Payable:

Processing and recording all supplier invoices and credit notes.

Verifying the accuracy of all invoices and ensuring they are approved for payment.

Preparing and processing payments to suppliers.

Resolving any discrepancies in supplier accounts.

Accounts Receivable:

Creating and sending invoices and credit notes to customers or clients.

Monitoring and tracking customer payments.

Following up on overdue accounts and managing collections.

Recording and reconciling customer payments.

Banking/Bank Reconciliation:

Processing Bacs payments.

Reconciling the company's bank statements on a daily basis.

Identifying and addressing discrepancies or errors.

General Ledger Maintenance:

Intercompany reconciliations.

Preparing journal entries for payroll, purchasing rebates etc.

Financial Reporting:

Assisting the Management Accountants with reporting for the preparation of the monthly Management Accounts.

Generating financial reports for Management or Directors.

Regulatory Compliance:

Staying up-to-date with accounting principles and regulations.

Ensuring compliance with relevant financial and accounting standards.


Collaborating with colleagues in various departments to obtain financial information to ensure the accuracy of the accounting records for each branch.


The preparation of monthly/quarterly Vat returns for review.

Monitoring a shared E mail inbox, responding to queries and ensuring the queries are dealt with in a timely manner by yourself or the relevant team member/department.

Identifying and resolving accounting and financial issues.

General administrative duties as and when required.

Professional Development:

Staying current with industry trends and best practices by continuing education and professional development.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Proven experience within a dynamic, growing SME Group.

Strong knowledge of accounting principles and financial regulations.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Strong communication and teamwork skills.

Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.

Ideally knowledge of Sage Intacct.

Benefits of joining Allied Pharmacies:

Long-serving holiday: After 2 years, every year you serve, additional day holiday up to 25 days total.

Nest pension: Enjoy a comfortable retirement with our pension scheme.

Dress down Fridays: Casual dress code on Fridays.

Blue Light Card: Exclusive access to discounts with thousands of retailers.

Free parking: Never worry about finding a space again.

In-store discounts: Get 20% off in-store purchases (restrictions apply).

Annual pay progression: Based on your performance.

Endless career opportunities: Join a large, diverse organisation with many career options.

Refer a friend and earn rewards.

Free annual health check: Includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI check, and eye test.

Discounted services: Such as period delay, ED, antibiotics, and more - because we care about your health and wellbeing.

Birthday off: Take your birthday off after 12 months of service.

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  • Job Reference: 1161748519-2
  • Date Posted: 10 November 2023
  • Recruiter: Adele Carr
    Adele Carr
  • Location: St. Helens, Merseyside
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent