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Accounts Assistant

About the Company

North West Housing Services is a leading provider of finance, maintenance, property investment and housing management services to housing co-operatives, small housing associations, leaseholders and social enterprises.

We are based in Liverpool and operate throughout the North West of England.

About the Role

Reporting to the Accounts Manager, you will play a key role in delivering high quality services to our members.

You will be responsible for scanning, posting of invoices, co-ordinating the purchase ledger and rent accounting systems, preparing payments, maintaining Sage Accounts systems, treasury reports and internal controls, posting journals and general office duties.

An integral part of the post will be close liaison between various departments and working with our members. 

This is a challenging and demanding role offering an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic customer-focused team, dedicated to making a real difference to the community.

This post is ideally suited to an individual seeking experience in a finance department.

The post holder will be part of our Finance Team based in our Devonshire Road office in Liverpool, but may also work from clients’ offices.

Key Skills:

Essential Skills include:

  • Proficient spreadsheet skills
  • Strong numeracy, literacy and accuracy skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to high standards of service delivery
  • A professional approach
  • Studying towards a recognised business / accountancy qualification
  • Ability to create and maintain own filing systems to organise and plan own work
  • Willing to work flexibly and cooperatively to meet the demands of the team and the organisation
  • A friendly, helpful manner with good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working in a work place environment
  • Minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at C grade or above
  • AAT or equivalent part qualified
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision after a short period of time
  • A keen interest in finance and developing those skills further
  • Interest in Social Housing and other not for profit organisations

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary £16,708 (pay award pending) per annum 
  • 27 days leave plus 3 days concessionary
  • 35 hour working week (flexible working hours)
  • 8.5% defined contribution pension scheme
  • Study support package
  • Other benefits

How to Apply

If you would like to apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on Monday 28th September 2020 and the Hiring Company will be in touch with you.

Please note, on submission of your CV you will receive an automated email providing you with a copy of the job description and person specification for this role, which will assist you compiling your covering letter.

Your covering letter should be no more than two pages long, explaining why you wish to be considered for the position and saying how you will use your skills and experience to fulfil this role.


Interviews will be held on week commencing 5th October 2020

If you have received no contact from June Carroll, by Friday 2nd October 2020, please take it you have not been shortlisted for interview.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £16,708 per year + Benefits
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Accountancy
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: NWH7
  • Posted: 2020-09-15 12:54:02 -

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