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Accounts Assistant – Service Charge

Location: Warrington

Hours: Full Time, 36 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: In the region of £25,000 DoE

The Role
Reporting to the Subsidiary and Service Charge Accountant, you will be responsible for providing support to the Service Charge Team and wider Finance Team.

By delivering an excellent level of service to colleagues and to The Trust as a whole, the Accounts Assistant will support the delivery of the overall objectives of the Finance team. The individual will play a key role in the smooth running of the Finance Department.

• Setting up new service charge properties and customers onto the accounting system
• Assist with supplier statement, debtor and direct debit reconciliations
• Assist with invoicing of service charges and other income
• Assist with regular bank reconciliations, posting of items & processing journals, reconciling customer payments and assist with payment runs
• Setting up and amending direct debits and dealing with direct debit queries
• Dealing with service charge customer queries by phone and e-mail
• Taking customer payments and assisting with customer communications
• Assist in other administrative matters as required including Land registry searches
• Assist with new and existing suppliers – set up new accounts, ensure supplier bank details are checked and are correct and resolve account queries
• Providing assistance re ad hoc queries from other members of the Land Trust team
• Assisting with purchase ledger and sales ledger queries and providing cover for each

Person Specification – Experience and Knowledge
• Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade 5 to 9 (A–C equivalent) including Maths and English
• Completed A levels minimum B’s or equivalent, ideally Maths or Accounting
• Finance / Accounting experience (AAT)
• Experience of and confidence in using spreadsheets – Intermediate knowledge of Excel

Essential Skills and Attributes
• Mature, reliable and enthusiastic
• Maintains high levels of focus and concentration
• High level of accuracy, integrity and good attention to detail
• Strong administration and organisational skills
• Confident telephone manner
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Salary and Benefits
• In the region of £25,000 depending on experience
• A salary sacrifice pension scheme, company matching employee contributions up to 6%
• Life Insurance (4 x salary)
• Flexi-time and hybrid work. (minimum of 2 days per week on-site in Warrington)
• 26.5 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays (pro rata). Rising to 31.5 days with service
• Option to purchase additional holidays
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Health Care Cashback scheme
• Training and Development support
• Annual performance incentive plan

A full job description can be found here – Job Description

Closing date is 5pm on Sunday, 23 June 2024. This may close early if there is a high number of applications.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to

We are only taking direct applications for this role.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Land Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The Land Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who has contact with its services and colleagues.

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