Accounts Assistant – maternity cover, immediate start.

Position: Accounts Assistant – maternity cover, immediate start.

Department: Head Office

Number of Vacancies: 1

Salary & Benefits: £20K – £24K

Geographical Area: Reading, Berkshire


Job Description:
Kennet Landscapes is a busy commercial landscaper based in Theale near Reading, providing soft landscaping and maintenance to a variety of sectors, but predominately within construction working with major UK house-builders. We are looking for a full time accounts assistant to provide maternity cover for a minimum period of 6 months up to one year. You will be based in our head office in Theale as part of a small accounts team, and will be integral to the smooth running of both accounts and operations.

You will be required to have:

  • Previous experience in an accounts environment using Sage, in particular Sales Ledger, processing invoices and running reports.
  • Competent user of excel and outlook
  • Experience in purchase ledger / creating purchase orders an advantage.

About you:

  • Extremely well organised with ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Able to communicate professionally with colleagues across different departments, be able to identify when to seek information from team members and make decisions independently.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and follow processes
  • High level of attention to detail


Key Responsibilities:

Sales Ledger
You will be responsible for raising, processing, and sending sales invoices, working closely with the operations department to ensure all appropriate paperwork is obtained, excel reports are updated and invoices processed onto Sage. You will be a first point of contact for customers if they have any questions regarding invoices.

Purchase Ledger
Inputting purchase invoices, matching PO’s and raising discrepancies with colleagues/suppliers. Occasionally required to assist with purchase order raising (holiday/absence cover)

Assisting with reception cover – if needed, answering phones and dealing with queries.


Key Skills:
Candidates should have experience working in a similar role with experience in a construction related business an advantage. Sage and excel experience are essential. A professional, confident and friendly working manner is also essential together with a flexible and adaptable approach to daily challenges. The successful candidate will have the ability to work under own initiative and have a willingness to ‘get stuck in’ and help out across the business.

Who should apply?
If you are looking for a new challenge then we would like to hear from you. Please email your CV to us using the form below or post your CV to: Kennet Landscape Solutions, 6 High Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5AN.


All submissions will be treated in the strictest confidence.