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Accounts Assistant

Location: Chorley, Lancashire, UK
Earnings: Competitive + Benefits

About Roq

Roq is an independent, outcomes-focused Quality Engineering consultancy. We provide a truly independent view on all things quality to the world’s largest organisations on their most important technology initiatives. We help them to realise the benefits of high-functioning, high-quality technology solutions, delivered at a pace that aligns with their business imperatives. This is something we’ve been proudly doing since 2009.

Everything we do is built on our amazing culture and living and breathing our core values of Straight Talking, Passionate, Excellence and Commitment. Our happy and dedicated team are motivated by making a real difference in the lives of our clients, colleagues, and community.

About the role

The Accounts Assistant will be a key member of the finance function within the business, supporting all areas of the organisation with the production of timely and accurate information that will be fundamental in assisting senior management in making operational and strategic decisions, safe in the knowledge that they have all the pertinent information.

Working on both sales and purchase ledgers, as well as being involved in payroll, audit and business partnering, this role will encompass all aspects of finance within the business.

As Accounts Assistant you will enjoy working with numbers, be comfortable analysing and interpreting data, have a logical approach to your work and excellent communication skills.

Reporting directly into the Financial Controller and working closely with the Assistant Management Accountant, this role will allow you to develop your skills with the full support of the wider business around you.

Purchase Ledger

  • Own the supplier relationships regarding payment of invoices, internal approvals and any ad hoc payments/queries

  • Be accountable for paying all undisputed invoices on time

  • Set up of payments through internet banking, minimising the volume of approvals required by careful payment management

  • Processing and payment of employee expenses

  • Reconciliation of the company credit cards

Sales Ledger

  • Understand the monthly invoicing process, including the data required to raise invoices, so as to be able to perform the monthly invoicing run

  • Formalise the credit control processes to ensure that payments from customers are received on time and that any potential issues are raised in a timely and efficient manner

  • Review Purchase Orders with the Sales team and requesting new PO’s from Clients

Other Functions

  • Ownership of the Finance mailboxes

  • Bank reconciliation

  • Assist in cashflow forecasting through utilising and interpreting relevant data

  • Payroll preparation (no payroll experience necessary)

  • Production of weekly reports / spreadsheets

  • Involvement in budgeting and financial modelling

  • Involvement in Annual audit data provision

  • Work with the Assistant Management Accountant and Financial Controller to make process improvements within the sales and purchase ledger to speed up processes, provide better reporting etc.

  • Maintaining and updating the resource planning/delivery management system

  • Admin cover within the business as and when required and any other duties deemed necessary by the company and suitable to the role

What we look for


  • Enjoys the organisation of information, knowledge and data

  • Appreciates the value of sharing information with others

  • Driven to deliver results


  • Strong analytical skills and able to get into detail

  • Can identify trends and opportunities for improvement

  • Uses data effectively to inform decision making


  • Understands the time sensitivity of information and its relevance

  • Recognises the importance of data and its use for driving improvements


  • Excellent communication – written, virtual and face to face

  • Able to clearly present facts and data in easily understood ways


  • Studying towards or already completed AAT Qualification

  • Intermediate Excel Skills (Pivots / Lookups etc)

  • Experience of working for an SME

  • Experience of working in a consultancy or professional services business

  • Experience of Xero accounting software or similar

  • Exposure to CRM systems


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