Overview of the role:

Hours and location:  40 hours per week, Mondays to Fridays.

The role will be based at Donald Ward House, Ilkeston.

WARD have a great opportunity for an Accounts Assistants to join our busy Accounts Team, based in Ilkeston. The successful candidate will be carrying out day-to-day tasks within the accounts team, assisting both sales ledger, purchase ledger and credit control when required.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be carrying out daily administrative tasks to support the accounts’ function. This may include the following duties:

  • Communicating professionally and effectively with internal and external customers and employees
  • Inputting purchase invoices onto the system
  • Raise sales invoices onto the system
  • Ensuring that deadlines are met for month end accounts
  • Resolving queries in a polite and professional manner
  • Managing and updating spreadsheets in excel

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Excellent telephone manner, with great people skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft word and excel
  • Knowledge of how to overcome objections
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to work within a team and independently

What is in it for you?

We offer a diverse role with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience, the ability to work on your own initiative and be part of a busy team.


  • Access to Re-WARD Benefits Platform – Leisure, shopping, retail and holiday discounts, discounted gym membership, and lots more!
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Continuous training and development opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Company Pension and life assurance

About us:

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £300m, employs over 450 people and operates a fleet of over 120 vehicles. The company is now managed by third and fourth generation family members who continue their commitment to developing waste management and recycling techniques, saving their customers money and helping them to meet and exceed their recycling targets. As a modern business, Ward are aiming to be a positive force in the world. We believe that if we treat our customers, partners, staff and neighbours with respect and dignity, we will succeed in both our business and sustainability goals. As a waste management and resource recycling specialist, the environment is close to our hearts.

We are committed to delivering market-leading performance on key environmental issues in our business, with our customers, our supply chain, and our end consumers.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company with a sense of purpose, committed to developing waste management and recycling techniques with an environmental conscience?

Please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Katie Brown, HR Manager: careers@ward.com

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