Trainee Accounts Administrator

Location Daventry
Discipline: Accounting and Finance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Contact name: Julie Warner

Contact email:
Job ref: WR10110a_1636561444
Published: 25 days ago
Duration: Permanent
Expiry date: 10 December 2021
Startdate: 29/11/2021

Trainee Accounts Administrator - Credit Control Department

Warner Recruitment are super excited to be working with a local, friendly and financially stable business in Daventry in Northamptonshire. This is a brand-new role to support the Credit Control/ Sales Ledger department within the accounts team of 6. The company are looking for a Trainee Credit Control/ Sales Ledger Administration, ideally someone who has just finished their A Level's/ College course.

The successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of basic accounts /administration/ customer services; including sales ledger or data entry; and the job will give you the opportunity to study towards an Accounting qualification - AAT or equivalent (although not essential). No previous office work experience is required, they just need someone with a can-do attitude to work and excellent verbal and good written communication skills.

Trainee Credit Control Administrator

  • Daily inputting of payments received onto the system (BACS, cheques, card)

  • Correctly logging discounts where applicable

  • Maintain regular contact with Customers

  • Contacting customers to chase overdue payments

  • Working to targets to keep the companies overdue payments to a minimum

  • Sending statements/Reminder letter/Final letters to Customers monthly

  • Updating Customer Accounts

  • Maintain accurate records

  • Liaising with Internal & External Sales to discuss new business gained or any on-going queries that could delay payment, with a view to swift resolution

  • Joining monthly strategy meetings for each area

  • Review unallocated payments on a weekly basis, contact Customers where necessary to request remittance advices

  • Produce daily payment report to update customer status

  • Referral of any potential / significant problems to Credit Manager as soon as they become apparent

  • Referral of any overdue debts to 3rd party collection agency for possible legal action

  • Checking credit notes and dating to match outstanding invoices on Customer accounts prior to sending to Customers

  • Dealing with daily credit control emails

  • Review all breached credit limits

  • Opening new Customer accounts

  • Use of internet on new customer check post codes/web sites to determine correct information given

  • Keeping Customer Accounts accurate - change of addresses etc

  • Assisting with internal and external audits as required


  • The successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of basic accounts administration/ data entry/ customer services - although not essential

  • Potential to study an Accounting Qualification - AAT or equivalent, although not essential

  • Live locally to Daventry, Northamptonshire

  • Recent A level (or equivalent)/ College leaver

  • Work experience from shop work/ warehouse work/ bar work or equivalent

  • Can do attitude to work

  • A Level/ College leaver or equivalent

  • Good communicator

  • Able to work on your own initiative

  • Able to speak with many senior people across the business to gather information which will be essential for this role

Salary £18,000 - £22,000 depending on experience


  • Amble parking on site

  • Study support

  • Flexible hours between 8am-6pm Monday - Friday (total of 37.5 hours per week - 7.5 hours per day)

  • Easy location to get to via car and public transport

  • Friendly office environment

  • 25 days holiday

  • Contributory pension

  • Full training will be provided