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Your role will vary depending on the size of the company you're working for. If you work in a small business, you may get involved with all accounting tasks, from raising invoices and bank reconciliation to paying invoices by cheque and electronically. However, many larger organisations divide the accounts role into two - accounts receivable and accounts payable, the former specialising in monies due to the business and the latter in monies owed to suppliers.
Whichever side of the accounts department you work for, some typical daily duties include:
Generally the accounts administrator job involves working the standard 35-40 hour week. This can change depending on work loads and you can expect to work longer hours when very busy, for example when a company is nearing its year-end.
In terms of qualifications, none are formally required though some companies may want you to have obtained (or at least studying for) the Association of Accounting Technicians' (AAT) Accounting Qualification. GCSEs are a minimum requirement and often you'll need A-levels or even a degree. Experience in a similar role is usually the key criteria employers are looking for.
A potential employer will be looking for some fairly specific skills/attributes which include:
This really depends on level of experience, what type of business you're working in and where it's located. Outside of London, expect a starting salary of £12-14k and with a good few years' experience you could be looking at nearer the £18k mark. In London, expect £14-17k to start with and up to £25k with experience.