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Pavers Ltd

We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic Accounts Assistant to join our growing Finance team on a permanent, full-time basis at our York Head Office, Northminster Business Park. This role will be taking over from a member of our team who is retiring in the summer.

The role will primarily involve maintaining the purchase ledger but will also include helping other members of the finance team with the management of the ever-growing business. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and growing Finance team, reporting directly into the Treasury Accountant. You will be based at our York Head Office at Northminster Business Park, Upper Poppleton where free parking available on site.

You will act as a point of contact for Cross Functional Teams within Head Office, supporting administration within the Finance team. This position could be considered a fantastic opportunity to gain experience for a recent graduate or someone who is looking to get back into the industry.

The finance team is a very close-knit group with a wide range of experience between us, some members of the team have been with the business for over 20 years and others under a year. We are a fun, friendly, chatty bunch who are always willing to support each other.

Key Responsibilities for our Accounts Assistant

  • General accounting data entry
  • Checking of stock and non-stock requisitions
  • Processing of purchase orders liaising with the originators of purchase orders
  • Logging, coding, and checking the posting of invoices on to the Sage 200 system
  • Resolving purchase ledge queries
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Occasional sales ledger reconciliation work may be required
  • Assisting and liaising with stores recording shop queries / discrepancies
  • Assisting with month end procedures
  • General administration duties, including filing, photocopying, scanning, etc
  • Bank Statement posting

About you

  • A background of working in Purchase Ledger is preferable but not essential
  • Sage 200 experience is desirable
  • Pro-active and enjoy resolving problems and providing first class customer service
  • Good attention to detail, approaching your work in a logical and methodical manner
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • You will have strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Be highly organised with strong attention to detail and previous data entry experience
  • The ability to manage time effectively by prioritising and re-prioritising as needed
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude with a passion for learning new skills
  • Good communicator who can take a friendly and engaging approach in multiple situations
  • Willing to work in a proactive work environment, independently or as part of a team

Benefits/Package for our Accounts Assistant:

Salary: (phone number removed) per annum

  • Flexible working around core hours, as agreed by your line manager
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Death in service
  • Generous Staff Discount
  • Holiday Entitlement (Increases with service)
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Access to Retail TRUST (Wellbeing and Financial Support)
  • Access to the Pavers Foundation: an employee-led grant application and charitable giving scheme
  • Access to Pavers Academy for learning and development opportunities

About Us

At Pavers we are passionate about providing comfort and happiness to our customers, and we make sure to employ people who are as passionate as we are. We always look for happy, confident, upbeat people, and we provide great jobs in a supportive family environment for them. We know that without our colleagues there is no business, and so the better we look after you, the better service you will provide our customers.

Pavers is a growing, highly profitable, independent family-run business with a strong balance sheet, employing over 1,800 people across our estate of circa 200 Stores, Head Office and Distribution Centre, and we remain acquisitive.

We were voted one of the Top 10 Employers in Retail in the UK in 2020 and were recognised as a 3 Employer with World Class levels of workplace engagement by Best Companies in 2023. At Pavers we truly believe the talents, passion, and dedication of our employees are the reasons for our success. As of 2023 we are working towards obtaining menopause friendly status.

In 2021 we became the first major retailer to achieve Carbon Neutral status and have proudly maintained this standard ever since. Championing sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do, and we re committed to changing the future of retail for the better acting in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Giving back is in our nature as a Business and in 2018 we established the Pavers Foundation, in the memory of our late founder, Catherine Paver. Since then, the Foundation has awarded grants for causes close to our colleagues hearts for; community, education, and areas of health, totalling more than £2m, growing year on year.

If this sounds like the kind of business you d like to know more about, we d love to hear from you - please apply today for the role of Accounts Assistant.

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