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Assistant Accountant

Job Introduction

About the opportunity:

We are seeking an Assistant Accountant for a 12-month fixed-term position to join our Purchase Ledger team in the Finance department at our Stonehouse office.

In this role, you will report to the Purchase Ledger Team Leader and provide essential accounts and administrative support to the Finance Department. Your responsibilities will include processing Applications For Payment (AFPs), entering invoices, handling timesheets, and performing other tasks as assigned by the Team Leader based on your skills and development.

This position offers a valuable opportunity for someone looking to advance their experience in the field of finance.

Ready to energise your career with UK Power Solutions?

Your responsibilities:

  • Management of the Purchase Ledger to ensure that:

      • Good relationships are maintained with suppliers
      • Only approved invoices are paid
      • Suppliers are paid on time in accordance with agreed terms
      • Processing all purchase invoices to the purchase ledger
  • Ensuring:

    • Purchase ledger invoices are matched to purchase orders
    • Project purchase invoices are posted to the correct project number and cost codes
    • Project invoices are properly approved by the appropriate project manager
    • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Communicating with suppliers regarding missing or disputed invoices
  • Preparation of monthly payment run
  • Preparation of BACS payment file
  • Processing of time sheets for craftsmen ensuring that:

      • Time is booked to the correct project code
      • Time is correctly analysed to the correct cost code
  • Management of the Application for Payment system to ensure that

      • Quotes, Variations and Applications for payment are processed promptly and in line with the agreed timeframes given in our contracts with our sub-contractors
  • To support the Team Leader in other matters that arise from time to time

About you

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Generally accepted Finance qualification (AAT) 
  • Previous experience in a project management business


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to adapt to a fast changing environment 
  • Desire for achieving strong financial control without constraining the business objectives 
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate commercial acumen

We offer good benefits and remuneration packages, but most importantly, an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. We believe in rewarding our people well and there are plenty of career opportunities for the right person. 

In return of your hard work and dedication, we can offer you: 

Core Benefits: 

  • 25 days holiday, increasing after 2 years by 1 day each year up to 30 days, plus 9 public holidays
  • Holiday buy scheme 
  • Discretionary bonus 
  • EV and ULEV salary sacrifice scheme (subject to minimum length of service)
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution 
  • Life assurance (x4 annual basic salary) 
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Wagestream
  • Employee assistance programme

And once you have successfully completed your probation, you will have access to:

  • Hybrid working 
  • Flexible start and finish times 
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company sick pay

About us

We are UKPS; a fast-growing Multi-utility Independent Connections Provider (ICP) part of the Last Mile infrastructure. We are fully accredited under the NERS, GIRS & WIRS schemes to carry out the turnkey provision of multi-utility infrastructure and subsequent connections to new build housing, residential, commercial and industrial projects.

At Last Mile Infrastructure, we are one of the UK’s largest Independent Network Owners, owning and operating in excess of 500,000 gas,  electricity, water and wastewater connections serving residential and commercial customers. Last Mile Asset Management adopt and operate electricity, gas, water and wastewater, and ground source heat/cooling networks that are designed, installed and commissioned by Lloyds accredited Independent Connection providers (ICPs).

At UKPS & Last Mile, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse working environment, where employee wellbeing is at the forefront in making sure our people feel valued. We provide tailored ongoing training and development, but most importantly, long term career opportunities for you to Grow With Us. If you are motivated to succeed and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, we would love to hear from you!


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