Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Reporting To: Finance Manager

Location: Wilmslow

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: up to £18k p.a.

Other benefits: AAT study support


This is a really exciting time to join us! Our business has grown rapidly, and we now have eight companies serving over 40,000 clients. Not only do we offer clients products that they need, want and value, we do it from an industry leading client retention and colleague engagement base.

We are Citation.  We offer colleagues and clients an opportunity they will not gain at many other businesses.  We are interested in growth, investment and service excellence, we have never and will never grow our business by cost cutting or tying people up in bureaucracy.  We don’t do politics – we want people focused upon actions and delivery.  We don’t do micro-management – we empower, support and innovate.  We are leaders, not empire builders and we love our business.

Citation is one of the UK’s biggest providers of Health & Safety, HR, Employment Law and ISO services to businesses. We are far from your average service provider as our colleagues bring their great personalities to work, not just their policies!

The Role


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Finance Department for a Finance Apprentice to join our team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to get their foot on the finance career ladder, getting involved in a wide variety of tasks within the department with lots of scope for career progression. We’re offering an apprenticeship with the study support to complete the AAT qualification. As well as developing technical skills you will also develop skills in teamwork and communication skills.

The role will include:

  • Purchase Ledger management including; invoice processing, handling of supplier queries, processing of payment runs and supplier account reconciliations
  • Perform weekly bank reconciliations and assist with cashflow analysis
  • Provide administrative support on processing of employee expenses and credit card and provide analysis on areas of spend
  • Assist with production of cost centre reporting packs and variance analysis for the business
  • Support with monthly management accounts processes and balance sheet reconciliations


The Person

  • Committed to a career in finance and studying for AAT
  • Previous experience in a finance department desirable but not essential
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Eager to learn new skills and take on new challenges
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic with a ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Able to generate and maintain solid working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders


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