Bookkeeping /Accountants Assistant

Perm Part-Time role 2 or 3 days per week.

South Manchester

Salary £25k pro rata

Our client a Fashion/Sportswear business are currently looking for additional support within the accounts team! Working closely with the accountant and MD and overseeing various functions for this business. We are looking for a strong experienced individual with excellent knowledge Xero.


  • Report on financial processes, enhancing and updating where needed
  • Management of sales ledger
  • Maintaining accounts, verifying and posting transactions
  • Balancing accounts on a week-to-week basis
  • Managing client invoices and payments
  • Company Expense management
  • Preparing Senior management expenses
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and banking contacts
  • Working closely with accountants to prepare VAT returns
  • Preparing schedules, statements and reports as requested
  • Managing and filing relevant documentation
  • Management of the companies’ finances
  • Producing month end accounts including preparation of, P&L / Balance Sheet, reporting variance commentary 
  • Financial Reporting including annual budgets / cash flow forecasts and moving balance sheet
  • Preparing and monitoring cash flow (annual & 3 month forecast) on a daily basis 
  • Managing funding requirements, meeting and arranging facilities with the bank 
  • Management of bank accounts, monitoring and authorization of payments made
  • Debtors reports / Payment plans / Credit control, overseeing sales ledger procedures and account reconciliation
  • Creditors report weekly and monthly, overseeing purchase ledger
  • Payroll, monthly submission, reconciliation
  • Vat quarterly returns, meeting deadlines to HMRC
  • Fixed assets and depreciation
  • Prepayments and Accruals
  • Intercompany reconciliations


  • Knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheets
  • Working knowledge of Xero
  • Possess relevant NVQ/SVQ qualifications or specialist qualifications such as AAT
  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and to deadlines, using a logical and methodical approach
  • Highly computer literate with experience of accounting packages
  • Excellent communication skills, including relationship building with individuals inside and outside of the business
  • Solid organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong bookkeeping skills and previous experience in a similar role
  • Possess first-rate numerical skills