Assistant Accountant

We are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join the Finance team, working with the Finance Manager on Sales and Purchase ledgers and assisting with the preparation of monthy reports and analysis. 

Reports to:

  • LINX Finance Manager

Based in:

  • Post holder will be based in LINX Peterborough office but occasional travel to LINX London office will be required


  • Working with the Finance Manager to ensure the smooth running of the Sales and Purchase ledgers
  • Assist with preparing monthly reports and analysis.


  • The main part of the job will be to assist with the handling of Purchase ledger, and occasionally Sales ledger. Tasks will include:
  • Monthly processing of purchase invoices, including coding from PO system and posting into Xero on a daily basis
  • Daily posting of payments from the bank statement to Xero
  • Weekly payment schedules to be created and sent out on a Friday, for payment the following week in-line with usual procedures
  • Answering supplier queries by email/telephone
  • Assisting Finance Manager with clearing up queries relating to disputed supplier accounts
  • Lead on looking after our expense system (SAP Concur), including regular payment of out of pocket expenses and chasing of staff members who haven’t completed expenses in time.
  • Produce a creditor’s report every 2 weeks with comments for discussion at 1-2-1 meetings with Finance Manager
  • Update JIRA every week with outstanding tasks to be discussed with Finance Manager at 1-2-1, and add any additional items to task list
  • Occasional processing of sales invoices if other staff members are away
  • Occasionally dealing with member queries
  • Completion of expenditure journals at the end of each month
  • Assist with updating fixed asset register and calculate depreciation journal
  • Quarterly VAT return processing and payment
  • Review of profit and loss and review variances to discuss with Finance Manager and support in preparation of monthly report and analysis
  • Assist with general day-to-day administrative duties
  • Any other activities as required by LINX

Prerequisite Skills:

  • Have an aptitude for figures
  • Proven track record within an accounts environment
  • Willing to work closely within our small team, whilst displaying a flexible attitude and approach
  • Preferably AAT qualified
  • Conversant with Xero, Excel, Word and email
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Good organisational skills
  • Accurate and proficient in all tasks
  • Capable of meeting strict deadlines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
Please note:
  • You will be required to be security screened to BS7858:1996 standard (this process will start at the induction stage)
  • You are required to have the right to live and work in the UK

Remuneration package:

LINX is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered.

The salary for this position will be determined by experience however LINX offers a full range of employee benefits including:

  • Medical and Dental
  • Income Protection
  • Pension
  • Death in Service
  • Bonus (the Company aims to pay a bonus dependant on both the performance of the Company and the Employee however this is not guaranteed)

Closing date for applications:

31st August 2020 (unless the position is filled sooner)


Vacancies - Assistant Accountant