Senior Accounts Assistant – Full Time

13 July, 2020
Wheelbase HQ, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Senior Accounts Assistant – Full Time

WHEELBASE is the UK’s largest cycle store and we have been at the forefront of the industry for the last 25 years. We live and breathe bikes and have built up our business in the Lake District National Park with some of the UK’s best mountain and road rides right outside our HQ. We opened our second store WHEELBASE North East in 2016 and third store in Yorkshire in 2018, plus further expansion of our retail and ecommerce divisions is planned.

We are now looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our accounts team. This is a great opportunity to work for a business that has grown significantly over recent years.

Key duties and responsibilities would be:

Reconciliation of all income sources.

-Ensuring processes and procedures for information are followed efficiently.

-Key data into company accounting system.

-Check all financial transactions for accuracy.

-Investigate and resolve queries in a prompt and timely manner.

-Work closely with stock manager to ensure accurate stock and sales data.

-Analysis of financial data for forecasts and budgeting.

-Preparing monthly reports for the Finance Director.

-Support month end and year end process.

-Other general accountancy and administrative support to the Finance Director.

What we are looking for from you

-Experience/knowledge of bookkeeping practices is essential.

-Basic Microsoft Excel/Word skills.

-An understanding of accounting systems (preferably Sage).

-Ability to communicate with customers, suppliers and colleagues.

-Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team.


Wheelbase HQ, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9LR UK. Only 15mins from the M6 motorway and 10mins from Lake Windermere. 5mins walk to Staveley train station.


We offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience.


Monday to Friday, with hours negotiable.

Additional benefits

ü Our HQ is Staveley is surrounded by hills and you’ll have one of the best commutes to work in the country

ü We have a very generous staff purchase scheme which will help fuel your passion for cycling

ü You will qualify for our staff cycle to work scheme after you have been with us for 6 months

ü We hold regular staff rides and plenty of team nights out!

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter

Closing date

Sunday 26 July 2020

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