Accounts Assistant

  • Manchester United FC
  • Manchester, UK
  • 07 Sep, 2020
Full time Administration Finance

Job Description

To provide accounting support to the Manchester United Foundation

The Role
To support the Management Accountant and Director of Finance & Compliance by providing finance support.

For Purchase Ledger:

  • To raise purchase orders as instructed by budget holders
  • To accurately process purchase invoices via the Purchase Ledger and Purchase Order Processing modules.
  • To review and action all Purchase Ledger query e-mails/notices received
  • To review and action invoices rejected by invoice approvers.
  • To follow up on any queries relating to purchase invoices.
  • To liaise with internal and external customers to deal effectively and efficiently with queries and information requests.
  • Allocation of supplier payments.
  • To reconcile supplier accounts.
  • General housekeeping and review of the Purchase Ledger.
  • Identify on-going improvements to both Purchase Ledger and Purchase Order Processes.

For Sales Ledger:

  • To raise sales invoice requests as required
  • Review and analyse debtors, to resolve and monitor.
  • Enter sales invoice information onto Sales Day Book
  • Manage Funding Register
  • General housekeeping and review of the Sales Ledger

General Ledger/Other:

  • To post journals as required for management accounts
  • To maintain paper based journal file (where required)
  • To complete balance sheet reconciliations as agreed
  • Raise payments on online banking systems
  • To transfer bank information from statement to banking spreadsheet and post information into General Ledger
  • To reconcile recharges, ATPi and credit card accounts
  • To input Lottery Submissions into Gambling Commission website


  • Assist Director of Finance & Compliance with
    • Capability Status / Capability Code of Practice Returns
    • PLCF Annual Survey
    • PLCF Grant Applications
    • Other Grant Applications
    • Other areas of compliance e.g. Policies, vehicle administration
  • Transactional support/backup for PLCF/FA Returns
  • Co-ordination of company fleet vehicles
  • Maintenance of staff database for vehicle business insurance
  • Co-ordination and management of staff equipment e.g. Mobile phones, laptops, iPad

The Person
The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Be studying towards AAT qualification
  • Experience of interpreting analytical data including numbers would be beneficial
  • Willingness to learn and develop in the role
  • A proactive and well organized approach to work
  • An ability to multi-task and priorities workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and listening
  • An excellent understanding of all Microsoft office packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.