£18,752
Avg. Salary
£8.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£977

Profit Sharing

£400

Commission

£203

The average pay for an Accounts Assistant is £8.72 per hour.

The average pay for an Accounts Assistant is £18,752 per year.

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MEDIAN $9
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$25k
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MEDIAN $18,752
£13,851 - £25,075
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MEDIAN: £18,752
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£6.77 - £11.92
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MEDIAN: £8.72
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£0£25K
Salary £13,851 - £25,075
Bonus £203 - £2,078
Profit Sharing £400
Commission £203
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£13,938 - £25,277
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,881
Hourly Data £0£14
Hourly Rate £6.77 - £11.92
Overtime £6.98 - £14.96
Annual Data £0£25K
Bonus £203 - £2,078
Commission £203
Profit Sharing £400
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£13,938 - £25,277
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 611

Job Description for Accounts Assistant

An accounts assistant plays a critical role in any accounting or business firm. They work as part of the team that is responsible for maintaining finances within the company; they typically report directly to the accountant or the finance manager. On a typical day, an accounts assistant's work includes balancing books to ensure that records and payments are correct and working with the sales team on current and future projects. There are many other tasks they might encounter such as handling and writing checks, sales order processing, preparing statutory accounts, and processing invoices. This job typically takes place during normal business hours, but there may be special cases in which the accounts assistant is needed to help the accountant or the financial manager to meet critical task on deadline.

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Accounts Assistant Tasks

  • Receive and process payments, invoices, employee reimbursements, bills, and other accounting information.
  • Batch and prepare payments, payroll, or other outgoing financial data.
  • Enter data into databases and accounting software, balancing accounts.
  • Review transactions for errors and accuracy and make corrections.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Assistant


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Accounts Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounts Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤18,000 based on 1,308 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤20,000 based on 343 salaries. An experienced Accounts Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤20,000 based on 231 salaries. An Accounts Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤21,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £18,782

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Accounts Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Assistant?

Accounts Assistant in Ipswich:
"Like numbers, always something to do."
Pros: Can work on my own, always busy, never boring, can manage my own time.
Cons: Feel like could have more money.

Accounts Assistant in Dorchester:
"Stressfull."
Pros: Work mates,
Cons: Politics.

Accounts Assistant in Norfolk:
"Accounts Assistant Job Description."
Daily responsibilities:- data entry purchase and sales ledger; reconciliations; administration; health & safety and HR.

Accounts Assistant in Crawley:
"Accounts Assistant."
Pros: Target completion, learning new skills.
Cons: Repetetive.

Accounts Assistant in London:
"I Love It."
Pros: I like numbers and the credit control.
Cons: It can be quite stressful sometimes.

Accounts Assistant in Buckingham:
"RJ Review."
Pros: Get to see all aspects of accounts.
Cons: Can be repetitive.

Accounts Assistant in Guildford:
Pros: The fact that I can do it successfully.
Cons: What do you mean what do i like least about it? its work.

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Key Stats for Accounts Assistant

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Accounts Assistant Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
₤19,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Accounts Assistant Salaries

Financial Reporting
▲27%


Banking
▲3%


Financial Analysis
▲2%





National Average
₤19,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Bookkeeping
▼1%

Accounting
▼2%



Tax Preparation
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 76%