Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

Due to a vacancy within the Accounts Team, we are seeking an Accounts Assistant based in Trafford Park.

Reporting to the Accounts Manager the main duties are:

  • Weekly Sales Reports – Exporting from Sage and using Excel
  • UK & Overseas bank account reconciliations
  • Enter all sales receipts in all currencies through the cash book
  • Enter all direct debits and payments through the cash book
  • Compile ongoing audit files
  • Monthly bank balances report
  • Mastercard – Chasing authorised forms and receipts, processing and posting monthly journal
  • Ensure Sage bank account nominal balances are correct
  • Reconcile suspense account nominal ledger (fx adjustments etc)
  • Shirley Europe VAT Return

To Provide Cover:

  • Raise purchase orders
  • Date stamping, checking and sending invoices for authorisation
  • Post invoices to purchase ledger
  • Daily ‘On hold and paid proforma list’

General office duties to assist with daily:

  • Meeting room duties
  • Reception & telephone duties Austin Building
  • Booking a courier for Austin Building
  • Taking credit card payments and confirming with the customer
  • Raising commercial invoices

An advanced user of excel is ideal.
Knowledge of SAGE 200 and SAGE CRM would be an advantage, but training will be given.

Reporting Line Manager: Sue Dabell


Company Profile

With over a century of expertise in textiles and related products, BTTG® and Shirley® are the leading independent organisation for testing and certification. BTTG® specialise in the testing, certification and auditing of Personal Protective Equipment and Construction Products. Shirley® is a member of the OEKO-TEX® Association and offers testing and certification to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, MADE IN GREEN®, STeP®, DETOX TO ZERO®, ECOPASSPORT®, LEATHER STANDARD®, RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS® and ORGANIC COTTON®, plus analytical and investigation services as a member of the Expert Witness Scheme.  

We operate in nine countries, assist clients in over 70 countries and have four laboratories in the UK along with one in India.  Our offices are in the UK (Manchester and Leeds), Dublin, Bangladesh, China, Kenya, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Vietnam, and India.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a covering letter with full CV to

Accounts Assistant - Manchester