Career outlook for accounts assistant
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Accounts assistants work alongside accountants to support them in their job. This includes administrative duties, such as filing, making phone calls, mail handling or bookkeeping.
In this job, you’d work directly for an accountant or finance manager to help keep things organised and run smoothly. Organisation is key in an accountant’s job, so supporting them with the clerical duties is crucial.
Producing spreadsheets to create sales and purchase ledgers and journals to keep track of the company’s spending. You’d also calculate payments and amounts to make sure records are correct. Control credit and chase any debts, as well as manage any petty cash transactions.
What you might do:
- Create and maintain spreadsheets to track and record spending
- Issue invoices to customers
- Check financial transactions to make sure they’re accurate
- Make bank deposits and keep records up to date
- Type up any data into the company accounting system
- Validate invoices and record them
- Process expense forms and provide reimbursements
- Write and handle cheques
- Manage incoming and outgoing post
- Provide administrative support
UK employment status
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