Accounts Assistant Job at Kurt J Lesker in St Leonards-on-Sea

Division: Corporate | Location: Hastings, UK

About Us:
Kurt J. Lesker Company® (KJLC®) is the leading global provider of exceptional customer service and high-quality vacuum equipment, with a goal of enabling the innovation, creation, and advancement of a vast array of products. An international business with offices based across Europe, America and Asia.

Our Culture:
“Kurt J. Lesker Company is not just a place to work, it is a lifestyle”. The foundation of our culture is our Mission, Vision and Values. Being a privately held business means we can invest for the long term, in our people and our operations. If you are looking to be an integral part of our growing team and want to begin a career path that will provide you with a challenging and rewarding experience, then the Kurt J. Lesker Company could be the right fit for you.

Our Requirement:
Due to continued growth we are seeking an Accounts Assistant to support our busy finance team. This is a varied role assisting with accounts receivable and credit control, bank reconciliations, expenses, debtor reporting, petty cash and month end procedures. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, highly organised with some previous office experience and a basic knowledge of accounting practises.

You will be an active member of the Finance Team, who between them are responsible for maintaining accurate financial records & good credit control. They are responsible for communicating with other departments & personnel to support with areas of the business financials.

Key Job Elements:
Assist in maintaining the Customer AR ledger, and performing general credit control when required.

Investigating and actioning sales order holds, proforma invoice & statement requests, customer credit checks, processing credit card payments on CIA orders etc.

Assist in preparing the journals for posting of daily bank transactions and with the reconciliation for all main currency accounts.

General process functions within the Accounts Department, petty cash, daily invoice runs, incoming/outgoing post, record retention and updating etc.

Assist the team with collection and processing of data for ad-hoc projects, likely during key times such as audits, budgeting etc.

Assist the team in month-end close as directed, including posting of general ledger journals; reconciliations and preparation of reports for senior management.

Continuous review and monitoring of accounts team performance through key performance indicators (KPI’s).


  • Good communication skills

Positive mental attitude

Minimum 5 GCSE

Job related qualification and/or experience

MRP/ERP system experience

Computer literacy


  • Advanced Excel
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Industry/practice experience or CIMA/ACA/ACCA/AAT mid study

Our Benefits:
Enhance your lifestyle with us. We are not just where you work, but we are where you want to work.

Free Parking | Flexible Start/Finish | Wellness Programme | Healthcare Cash Plan | Charitable Events| Bike Scheme | Pension | Subsidised Gym Membership |

“Passionate individuals that embody our SPIRIT values and want to make a difference in the world are the people I want on our team.”

– Kurt J. Lesker IV

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Company: Kurt J Lesker

Company Location:  St Leonards-on-Sea

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