Accounts Payable Assistant jobs in Bolton, United Kingdom

  • Permanent
  • Bolton


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We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Job Title:                 Accounts Payable Assistant

Reporting to:          Team Manager

Location:                  Based at the Bolton Office – Hybrid working

Salary:                      £23,500 – £24,000  per annum 

Working Hours:       Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Job Description

The Accounts Payable Assistant will provide professional and flexible support to the Accounts Payable team. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing invoices, reconciling payments and purchase orders. You will be required to deal with queries from suppliers over the phone and email. 

Key Responsibilities 

Processing supplier invoices and credits

Setting up new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details within the purchase ledger

Processing bank reconciliations and payment runs

Dealing with queries from suppliers over the telephone and by email

Liaising with Finance Managers within the company

General office duties such as filing and answering the telephone and dealing with the post

Ensuring all statements are reconciled and any queries are dealt with/escalated promptly

Running month end reports to ensure all ledgers are up to date and correct

Essential Criteria 

Great interpersonal and communications skills

Office experience (ideally within an account payable) and a willingness to learn

Good team working skills

The ability to work to monthly deadlines

An aptitude for IT – knowledge of software packages like Excel, and BACS

Good time management and organisational skills.

Desirable criteria

Experience on Sage

Experience on Access

Accounts payable experience 

Standard responsibilities:

There are a number of standard duties and responsibilities that all employees, irrespective of their role and level of seniority within OFG Group are expected to be familiar with and adhere to.

Leads, manages and participates in an annual performance review programme.

Works, at all times, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the OFG Group and statutory regulations applicable to the Group.

Observes, at all times, strict rules of confidentiality appropriate to the post.

To comply at all times with the requirements of Health and Safety Regulations to ensure their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues.

OFG Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all employees to work in accordance with this.

Undertakes other duties as assigned.


As a centralised function at Outcomes First Group, Finance supports several acquired agencies, over 70 schools and 50 residential homes for vulnerable young people, children, and adults. Our Finance team consists of Management Accounts, Transactional Finance and Commercials. 

As one of the largest departments within Outcomes First Group, we are committed to providing a high level of service to work towards our goal of improving those we care for. Joining Finance, you will gain exposure to a variety of scenarios in a fast-paced and high-volume industry, where you will really get the chance to develop your personal and professional skills. 

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the leading provider of specialist education in the UK. We exist to give neurodivergent children and young people access to a great education that caters to their specific needs, abilities and aspirations.

There are three brands in our Outcomes First family: Acorn Education, Options Autism and Momenta Connect. Together, we educate, care for and support children, young people, and adults across the UK, empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Our Vision
We believe that with a great education, every neurodivergent pupil can thrive and make their way in the world.

Our Mission
Every day we improve the lives of our pupils, their families, and local communities through a relentless focus on wellbeing and learning.

Our Promise
We are kind to ourselves and each other…We work together… and we make things happen.
Our Promise sits alongside our Vision and Mission. It describes the sort of people we are and our commitment to how we treat each other, work together, and behave.  

It represents what’s truly important to us as individuals and as a team. It is easily translatable into behaviours we all practice and experience every day. It’s the golden thread that runs through every leader, team and individual.


Your wellbeing is very important to us, and we know that being able to choose the benefits that suit you and your family will support your wellbeing.

Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love VISTA, our flexible benefits platform which lets you tailor your benefits package.

And when your circumstances change…no problem. You can flex, trade and add to your benefits package to suit your circumstances.

Holidays start at 25 days per annum plus bank holidays on top with options to buy an additional 5 days

Critical illness cover and life assurance options

Company Pension with options to increase your contributions

Private medical and dental Insurance

100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad

Eco-Car Scheme

“Your Wellbeing Matters”- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

Career development opportunities

Professional support networks and groups

* 4 Day working week – ‘rest-day’ could be any day Mon-Fri (agreed with Manager)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

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