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Accounts Assistant

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£26,000 to £28,000
Job Type
21 Jul 2022

The Company:

Goodfellow is a UK-based company with subsidiary operations in the USA, France, Germany and China. The Company supplies materials which are used for research, development and specialised manufacturing applications.

Now PE backed by a prestigious US based firm (Battery Ventures) the group is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy with a large number of planned acquisitions.

Goodfellow was established in London in 1946, since then they ve grown operations across France, Germany, the USA and China. They are a specialist supplier of high-quality metal, alloys, ceramics, polymers and other materials, for research, development and specialist production within science and industry worldwide.?

Job Overview:

The role of the Accounts Assistant works to ensure that the account records within the business are processed with accuracy in a timely manner, as well as take ownership and maintain accurate bank records and ensure that account issues are resolved to minimise impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Input multi-currency bank transactions accurately on the system daily.
  • Perform bank reconciliations daily across all accounts.
  • Process intercompany transactions and inter-currency transactions.
  • Assisting with the month end processes.
  • Assisting with the reconciliation of the sales ledger and intercompany transactions daily.
  • Assisting in the processing of purchase ledger invoices, ensuring 3-way matching of purchase orders, goods receipt notes and purchase invoice.
  • Pro-actively resolving invoice variances with suppliers and operations.
  • Manually coding invoices and ensuring all invoices are duly authorised.
  • Perform regular housekeeping checks and ensure ledgers are tidy.
  • Process the commission invoices on a quarterly basis.
  • Dealing with and resolving site queries and requests.
  • Dealing with auditor requests.
  • Processing of employee expenses.
  • Prepare payment runs for employee expenses, backup for weekly payment runs.
  • Process company credit cards on a regular basis.
  • Take responsibility for the contracts database.
  • Working to meet deadlines in accordance with month-end closedown timetable.
  • Raising ad hoc individual payment requests when necessary.
  • Ad hoc administrative support and cover for other colleagues.
  • Control contract files in relation to services provided to the business.
  • Contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Finance Department by assisting the Finance Manager in identifying and implementing improved processes and procedures.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in an accounts assistant or similar role.
  • Experience of reconciliations.
  • Understanding of basic accounting processes.
  • Ready and able to exercise initiative.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Numerical and problem-solving skills.
  • IT skills - Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
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  • Job Reference: 663283670-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Goodfellow Cambridge Limited
    Goodfellow Cambridge Limited
  • Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £26,000 to £28,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent