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The Garden Shop

Accounts Assistant

We need a process driven assistant to work in our busy accounts department at our Head Office in Crowborough

Description: Due to growth within our business we need to expand our Accounts Department by recruiting an additional Accounts Assistant who will be based at our Head Office in Crowborough. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing a high volume of purchase invoices, including invoice scanning and matching. Tasks also include weekly retail sales and bank reconciliation, VAT returns, stationery orders and Company Barclay card reconciliation.

Hours of Work:

38.75 hours each week Monday to Friday - with the option for a minimum of 30 hours per week for the right candidate worked over 4 or 5 days

Experience and Skills: Previous experience in a similar role is essential, however formal qualifications are not. To be successful you will have excellent IT skills, worked in a busy office with regular phone interruptions and be able to work well under pressure. In addition:

- Preferably previous experience of working on a busy purchase ledger
- Previous experience of using Accounts Packages (SAGE is preferable but not essential)
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Excel with confidence in using both
- Previous experience of using scanning/workflow systems (preferable but not essential)
- The ability to prioritise workload with good organisation skills to ensure deadlines are met
- A consistent and persistent approach to deliver high levels of accuracy
- Excellent attention to detail skills
- Great communication skills
- You will be a naturally curious and proactive individual who is keen to investigate issues to resolution

Pay and Benefits: Competitive salary plus free parking on site, then, after a qualifying period:

- Generous employee discount
- Opportunity to join a Personal Pension Scheme 
- Healthcare

To Apply: Please download the application form below and upon completion return to the HR Department, The Millbrook Garden Company Limited, Tubwell Lane, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3RJ or by email to

Job description: Accounts Assistant July 2017.pdf

Application form: application form 2016.pdf

Please note that only applications received on our application form will be accepted

Closing Date:   Friday 25th August 2017

Interview Date: Week commencing 28th August 2017