Job description


  • Entry level
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Accounts Assistant
West London, W3
£24,000 pa
Motor Retail Group
Full-time, permanent
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm

Renault Retail Group seeks an Accounts Assistant to join our Regional Accounts Team. This will be based in Park Royal, West London (W3).

Officially entitled 'Regional Accounts Assistant’, this role is a unique opportunity for you as an accounts professional to join a blue-chip organisation operating retail dealerships and workshops on behalf of world-renowned motoring brands such as Renault, Nissan and Dacia.

Working in a team of other Accounts Assistants and supported by a number of Dealership Accountants, your remit will cover a portfolio of commercial ledgers and journals belonging to specific branches in London.

This will be a varied role, with responsibilities including maintaining various operational reports, account openings, balance sheets, collation of departmental monthly accounts, sales ledger and sales reconciliations, a small purchase ledger, cash collection, bank reconciliations, registering and progressing the authorisation of invoices, statement queries, petty cash, a twice-monthly payment run and assisting dealership accountants with ad hoc analyses and audits. ADP Autoline Kerridge / CDK Drive experience is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided.

Management reports need to be assembled within a short time frame after the last working day of the month, so you will need to be able to work well under pressure to our strict deadlines. This will involve dealing directly with busy managers from other dealerships / departments. Candidates will need to be confident in dealing with senior colleagues and persistent when seeking (or chasing) reports, data or information.

We are looking for a helpful and enthusiastic personality and someone that is a team player and willing to learn new skills. Once we see that the accuracy and completeness of your core duties has been mastered, we will be able to delegate more complex duties and occasional project work, which benefits the business while also providing you with valuable commercial accounting experience in a fast-moving and exciting sector.

Key requisites for candidates:


- Current experience as an Accounts Assistant, Junior Accountant, Assistant Accountant, bookkeeper or Purchase Ledger
- Confident and professional telephone manner
- Strong attention to detail and organisation skills
- Rapid and accurate data entry (to be tested at interview level)
- Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel, which will also be tested at interview.
- Experience in handling finance / accounting systems


- Local to the West London area or within 40 minutes commute time
- An existing qualification in accounts, such as AAT
- Specific experience in handling any of the following accounting systems: ADP Autoline (Kerridge), CDK Drive, SAP, or Sage

This role will be a full-time permanent role operating Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, with one hour for lunch (total 40 hours per week).

In return we offer a basic salary of £24,000 per annum.

Fringe benefits include 24 days annual leave plus the bank holidays, pension, employee discounts on our products, and our subsidised loan car scheme after 3 months service which offers a Renault Captur GT-line car on a salary sacrifice basis.


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This will take you to a web page with a series of candidate questions and the facility to upload your CV.

Note: Please ignore question 5, "Is there any particular reason why a full-time accounts role on a 12-mth contract is suitable for you?".

The current vacancy is a permanent, full-time position, so there is no need to provide an answer to question 5. Please answer all remaining questions so that we will be able to progress your application.

Strictly no agencies please.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the high number of responses received, regretfully we are only able to respond to applicants with relevant accounts and finance experience.

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