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Accounts Assistant


Do you want to be part of a successful family-owned North East business that has been helping to meet the changing needs of UK society since 1976?  This role is working for one of the UK’s leading independently owned developers operating in mining, property and housebuilding.

You’ll work as part of a busy finance team, building and maintaining great internal and external stakeholder relationships.  If you are motivated, experienced, and knowledgeable in finance and would like to be part of a forward-thinking, proactive and successful business with a proven track record of success we’d love to hear from you.


  • Posting and allocation of cash receipts/payments from the bank statement, to the cashbook for the Group accounts, on a daily basis, and associated journals.
  • Bank reconciliations on a daily and monthly basis, for the Group accounts.
  • Weekly BACS payment run on a rota basis
  • Ad-hoc payments from all bank accounts.
  • Maintain directors current accounts


  • Processing of CIS sub-contractor certificates, with appropriate tax deductions
  • Monthly CIS reconciliations and HMRC returns


  • Key user of the COINS system being implemented for Banks Homes Limited. This will include cross training of other team members, transfer and reconciliation of data between systems and system maintenance.
  • Deal with the processing and payment of expenses, credit cards, windfarm rent letters and rates.
  • Purchase ledger period end procedures, including reconciliation, on a team rotation basis.
  • Cover for sales/purchase ledger as required, including dealing with any queries that may arise.
  • Cover for petty cash as required
  • Cover for accounts emails and post as required
  • Production of P11D information as required
  • Maintain staff purchases as required
  • Development and maintenance of standard operating procedures
  • Deal with adhoc queries and requests
  • Processing of direct payment requests (ie where there is no invoice) via the purchasing system – focal point.

This role reports directly to the Group Financial Accountant and also works closely with other members of the finance team.

This role is based at the Banks Group head office in Meadowfield.


  • Previous experience in an accounts assistant role, preference with experience in housebuilding business
  • Previous treasury experience
  • To be able to work independently or as part of a team.


  • To be conversant with the software packages used by the Accounts Team – Excel, Access Focal point, Access Dimensions and other packages as necessary. Experience with COINS system highly desirable.
  • Customer orientation, integrity and the ability to lead through influence.
  • Customer champion – good listener, consistently delivers on their commitments and promises, and knows when to accept and when to challenge.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • Good judgement, showing logical decision making, and a hands-on approach.
  • Logical planning ability. Ability to concentrate on different tasks at the same time.
  • Ability to work with minimum or no supervision.
  • Ability to role model actions and behaviours consistent with the company values.
  • First class communication skills with the ability to liaise with senior management and both internal and external customers.
  • Confident, a self-starter, with the ability to operate in a dynamic challenging environment.
  • A good team player capable of delivering excellent results under pressure and to strict deadlines.
  • A positive ‘can do’ enthusiastic attitude.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Professional approach.
  • Flexible & responsive.

Competitive salary is only one part of the many fantastic benefits you will receive if you join The Banks Group. You will also receive access to the following fantastic benefits:

  • 33 days annual leave per year including bank holidays increasing with length of service.
  • Offices and sites close between Christmas and New Year.
  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions.
  • Free parking available at all offices and sites.
  • There is a genuine commitment to developing our employees professionally and personally.
  • Lots of support for health and wellbeing, including discounted membership at local gym facilities, access to a free 24/7, 365 days of the year Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and access to a voluntary health cash plan which allows you to claim money back towards the cost of your essential healthcare, as well as providing access to valuable health and wellbeing services.
  • Cycle2Work scheme which helps you buy a brand new bike, cycling equipment or both with Tax and National Insurance benefits.
  • Generous life assurance scheme from first day of employment.
  • Discounts are available via our online benefits portal, including money off at supermarkets, high street retailers, eating out, the cinema and days out at various attractions.

APPLY TODAY  by sending your CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to: applications@banksgroup.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 March 2024. Sometimes we close a job early, so don’t delay or you might miss out.

Interviews will comprise of a two stage process with profiling taking place at second stage.



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