An Accounts Assistant role has opened up in the thriving Life Science industry, perfect for an individual with a background in Accounting & Finance and a keen eye for detail.

If you’re looking for a varied transactional finance role, working alongside a Finance Director, with the opportunity to learn & develop this is the perfect role for you.

Client Details

Our client is a significant player in the Life Science sector, employing over 5000 individuals worldwide. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, they have an office in Manchester and hold a strong presence in numerous international markets.


Accounts Assistant duties include:

  • Providing business and financial administration support to the Finance Director
  • Assisting with the end-to-end management of the accounts payable function including inputting invoices into the financial accounting system (Xero)
  • Assisting with the management of employee expenses ensuring that these are entered and reimbursed in a timely manner
  • Operating the company’s project operating system (Harvest) and assisting with timesheet recording for our consultants
  • Supporting the accounts receivable process to ensure accurate and efficient income generation
  • Input into periodic reporting (financial, management and operational performance)
  • Liaising with the HR team in relation to new starters and leavers
  • Providing support to the Finance Director and the wider team as required
  • Supporting ad hoc finance projects as needed


A successful ‘Accounts Assistant’ should have:

  • A proven track record in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, databases and accounting software.
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Offer

  • A salary up to £27,000 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • 1 Charity volunteering day a year.
  • Private Healthcare including eye care and dental care.
  • Life Assurance 4 x salary.
  • 5% Pension.

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