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What is an Accounts Assistant?

An Accounts Assistant is a supportive role within a finance team, helping Accounts and Finance Managers with accounts related activities, such as paying or sending invoices and chasing payments or overdue accounts.




What is an Accounts Assitant?

An Accounts Assistant is a supportive role within a finance team, helping Accounts and Finance Managers with accounts related activities, such as paying or sending invoices and chasing payments or overdue accounts.



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Accounts Assistant Job Description

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Job Description

The key roles of an Accounts Assistant include dealing with accounts and finance related queries from staff and clients, maintaining cash books, sales ledgers, invoices and expenses.

Accounts Assistants will also be responsible for general credit control and ensuring that accounts documentation is kept up to date. They will also answer to an Accounts Manager and perform activities to help their senior in their role.

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Accounts AssistantResponsibilities 

Accounts Assistants help and support Accounts Managers with daily operations.

Their responsibilities can include:

  • Liaising with clients and suppliers
  • Maintaining standard administration
  • Dealing with invoices and business expenses
  • Alerting Accounts Managers of any related issues

Working hours

Accounts Assistants will typically work from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, equating to a 40 hour working week.




Accounts Assistant Skills

Key to a business’s finance team, an Accounts Assistant should have:

Accounts Assistant Skills

Accounts Assistants require a number of skills in order to keep clients and senior staff happy. These include:


  • Communication skills
  • Strong time management 
  • Organisational and multitasking skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Accuracy
  • Passion



  • Previous experience within a business’s accounts or finance team is usually required or desirable
  • Experience with software such as Microsoft Word and Excel are required

Accounts Assistant Qualifications

Many companies may hire an Accounts Assistant without a degree, but having a degree or some form of related qualification will help you have a better advantage in the candidate pool. These qualifications include:

  • CIMA or ACCA studies
  • A degree in Business Studies, Finance or Accounting


Accounts Assistant Salary

Depending on experience, location and age, an Accounts Assistant salary can range from £20-28k per annum.


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Where can I advertise a job for a Accounts Assistant?

The finance industry is highly competitive when it comes to hiring suitably skilled and experienced candidates as Accounts Assistants. At Four Recruitment, we work directly with businesses looking to recruit for this position and can advertise relevant job openings on our site.

How can I recruit for a Accounts Assistant?

We can help you to recruit a highly qualified and professional Accounts Assistant that will fit well within your team. Through outsourcing your hiring processes, you can be sure that only the most appropriate candidate joins your finance team.

If you’d like us to help support your recruitment efforts, contact us today to learn about how we can supplement your processes.


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