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10 Mar 2020

Accounts Assistant

£20,000 - £23,000

London Bridge, Greater London, England


£20,000 - £23,000 per annum





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The MSI Group Ltd are a leading supplier of front line health & Pharmaceutical jobs and our Clients include the NHS and other public, private and third sector organisations across 11 countries globally. We are currently ranked in the top 20 in UK and have recently received the Sunday Times Fast Track award 2 years in a row as well as last year making the Sunday Times Best Company List and Queens Award.

Are you a recent graduate of the Apprentice Accounts Assistant Level Three Diploma? If so then this could be the perfect role for you.

Job Purpose and Context

The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Financial Accountant in the production of monthly management accounts.

This position will be responsible for collating financial data and processes, to accurately run reports and ensure all financial aspects are covered. Working with the team as the business continues to grow, being aware of the needs financially and implementing systems where needed.

The post holder will live company values and effectively communicate with stakeholders over the telephone, email and face to face.

Area of Responsibility

  • Working closely with and reconciling The Purchase Ledger to ensure complete accuracy and identifying any possible discrepancies
  • Being the go-to person for travel and bookings
  • Coordinate credit card functions, banking and petty cash aspects for the business
  • Recording and running of internal expenses for MSI Group
  • Ensuring all Suppliers are followed up with and payments are carried out within the agreed time frames


  • Reporting back on various finance aspect for the business on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Enter purchase invoices onto the system and maintain the purchase ledger including nominal and cost centre codes
  • Carry out GBP and foreign bank reconciliations
  • Process internal expenses fortnightly according to policies and procedures of the business
  • Monthly credit card reconciliation
  • Process external expenses fortnightly according to reimbursement packages
  • Produce and prepare payment runs monthly to ensure suppliers are paid on time
  • Raising sales invoices for recharges of costs and placement fees for our international team where relevant and provided authorization has been granted
  • Monitor payments for reimbursements for candidates and suppliers, on a fortnightly basis
  • Organise travel and hotel payments and bookings for staff following approval workflow and policies of the business
  • Importing Sales and Cost of Sales into system on a weekly basis
  • Assist in production of monthly management accounts, including:
  • Fixed Assets and Depreciation Calculations
  • Analysis of GM
  • Framework Charges / MI Submission
  • PAYE
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Petty Cash
  • Monitor ‘Benefits in Kind’ for staff and help prepare P11d’s
  • Reconcile Purchase ledger statements on a regular basis


  • Competitive salary 
  • Clear progression opportunities
  • Weekly, monthly quarterly, half yearly and annual incentives
  • Access to BUPA Healthcare*
  • Corporate Gym Membership*
  • Dress down Fridays
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Beer Fridge (Weekly on a Friday, if we hit our weekly targets!)
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to earn extra holiday days
  • Birthday leave*
  • Weekly fresh fruit delivery
  • *Upon completion of probation period