Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant – An exciting role in cutting edge clinical research, working with some of the most distinguished domestic and global pharmaceutical companies.


We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to work in a growing finance/business team.  Ideally the candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in finance, business or equivalent however not essential.  Experience in a bookkeeping role, working in an accounts team and the generation and submission of quotes/proposals is preferable.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to support an established finance team and to develop their own accounts experience.


Please note this is an office-based role at our offices in South Manchester, UK.

The role includes: 

  • Supporting your manager with the day-to-day tasks required within a busy finance/business team.
  • Maintaining accounts on Sage 200 – purchase ledger, sales ledger, nominal ledger and cash book.
  • Performing financial reconciliations.
  • Preparing and submitting proposals for Sponsors, maintain CRM and internal logs.
  • Acting as key point of contact for the collection of information requested during the proposal process.
  • Actively participating on any bid defence meetings with prospective clients.
  • Completing external returns e.g.– Office for National statistics, HMRC & Companies House.
  • Assisting with administrative and accounts functions within the office on a day to day basis


Desired Skills:

  • Excellent IT skills including a good level of competence in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Highly organised with excellent oral and written communication skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Work both independently and as part of a team.


MEU will offer you…….

  • Attractive salary dependent on experience.
  • Immediate start.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Professional development.
  • 29 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Generous annual bonus.
  • Healthcare plan.
  • Free secure on-site parking.


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