Accounts Assistant

Our Leeds city centre based client needs temporary support from 17 January for approximately 4 weeks. Full time hours based on site. You will either have good all round transactional accounts experience or alternatively, if you are studying a degree in Accountancy or completing AAT’s and want to expand your experience this may appeal to you.

Job profile

The role is providing support to a busy accounts team. A large aspect of the role will be chasing debtors therefore a confident approach is needed but previous credit control is not essential – just the willingness and confidence. The more advanced your accounts knowledge and experience the more they will be able to ask you to assist with.


Various duties including:

  • Chasing debtors
  • Inputting invoices
  • Posting bank transactions etc
  • More advanced and varied accounts duties available dependent on your level of experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week Mon to Fri flexible between 9 – 5.30 and 8 – 4.30

Hourly rate £9.50 to £10.00 per hour at lower level of experience flexible if more experience available

Location: Leeds city centre

Due to the amount of response we receive, unfortunately we are not able to give feedback to individuals, if you have not heard back within 5 days please assume that you have not been successful for the role you have applied for. By applying to this advertisement, you are hereby giving consent for Jo Holdsworth Recruitment to hold your details for a 30-day period and contact you via any method of contact you have listed on your application.

(Jo Holdsworth Recruitment – Recruitment Agency)

Reference ID: ALJ7532

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: £9.50 to £10.00

We are expanding, again!

Interested in a career in recruitment? Want to join a progressive business, beating company records year on year? We’d love to hear from you!

Whilst Covid has presented it’s challenges for many organisations over the last 18 months, we are really proud of our team here who have continued to work extremely hard, and grateful to all our amazing clients, who have allowed us to grow and invest back into the business during this time. We invested heavily in new technology and more innovative ways of working in 2020 to improve candidate, client and our employees experience. Throughout 2021 we have welcomed 5 new faces to our team across our perm and temp divisions.

After a hugely positive year with even more exciting projects on the horizon, we are once again on the look out for new talent to join our team in January 2022. We have 4 open roles to join us in January 2022 across our perm, temp and executive search team, with further anticipated growth thereafter!

Want to be apart of our continued success and help shape our future as a business? Get in touch! As well as the opportunities themselves having huge career potential attached to them, we offer a variety of perks / benefits such as:

  • City centre office location, easily commutable
  • Regular team incentives and paid-for social events
  • Hybrid WFH / WFO options
  • Yearly appraisals, pay reviews and personal development plans
  • Uncapped commission structure
  • Weekly team breakfast
  • Flexi-time and Banked hours scheme
  • Christmas shut down each year
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • Annual leave increase per full years service up to an additional 5 days
  • genuinely great team environment

Take a look at our vacancies page for more info, or contact Andrea for opportunities on our temporaries division, Emily for opportunities on our permanent division or Becki for opportunities for our exec search division.

Employment rates on the rise

From all at Jo Holdsworth Recruitment we hope you and your family are safe and well.

It’s just over one year since our last news update and I am pleased to say that it has been a pleasure to see so many of our clients back on track and prospering, while either returning to the office or successfully continuing to work from home.

We have seen a significant turnaround since lock-down measures were eased with many of our clients recruiting in similar or at higher levels to pre-covid conditions.

According to a report by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) job vacancies in the UK have risen at the fastest pace in 23 years and the number of permanent jobs reached record highs. This suggests that the economy is bouncing back more quickly than expected after Covid restrictions eased.

Long may it continue!

Updated Covid-19 Statement

From all at Jo Holdsworth Recruitment we hope you and your family are safe and well.

As we continue to face unprecedented times the Jo Holdsworth Recruitment office remains closed and we will continue to work remotely as a team.

At the JHR office we have found there has been a mixed reaction to remote working, some colleagues are enjoying the freedom and flexibility that working from home brings, to those experiencing the challenge of balancing work with childcare and homeschooling. A definite positive has been the push (we needed) to embrace technology we had in place such as office 365 and virtual meetings via teams.

We would like to reassure our clients and candidates that although we have experienced a huge decline in the number of active jobs in the Yorkshire job market we are still here to support and are looking forward to working with our clients and candidates as the market picks up, we expect remote on boarding and remote working to be a new norm for the future, we expect to continue to use video calls to engage with our candidates and clients and to continue to build lasting relationships in a new working environment. We have seen a number of our clients using video technology to conduct interviews and have seen our clients evolve to remote onboarding.

If there are other ways that we can support you, please let us know and we wish you the very best of health.

Many thanks

Jo Holdsworth

Managing Director

National World Book Day at JHR

National World Book Day is such a fun and creative way to get involved with raising money for Candlelighters Trust . We now have our very own Dorothy from the Oz, Thing 1 and Thing 2 (classic) and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter! To make a donation, here is our charity checkout link:

Fund Raising For Candlelighters

Happy 2020 to all our lovely Candidates and Clients!

Back in December, we announced our Partnership with Candlelighters.

Candlelighters is a charity based in Leeds, that supports children with Cancer.

For more information about our chosen charity for 2020:

Furthermore, we have recently had a fund raising page set up, to help towards this cause. All donations are welcome and we are very grateful for any support in advance

Link for donations:

In additional to our funding raising page, we also have a little box in our office at the front desk, filled with pens, shopping coins and pin badges.

All of the proceeds made go towards funding Research, Medication, and Support for families.

So when popping in to visit, please bring some spare change, as these items are everyday essentials! There is always a time that a pen comes in handy!



Candlelighters Partnership 2020

Jo Holdsworth Recruitment are really pleased to be partnering with Candlelighters Trust throughout 2020!

We’re thrilled to be in partnership with a local charity that adds such value to people’s lives, offering extensive services to families across Yorkshire.

We’ll have more info soon with links to our fundraising page and updates on events that the team here will be participating in, stay tuned!

JHR Breast Cancer Awareness Day

The Team at JHR are celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Day. We honour this day by raising money to contribute to life-saving research and wear the colour PINK to raise awareness.

We wanted to do something fun and creative to raise donations, therefore we decided to bring out our inner-baking side and make some delicious treats to set up a cake sale on the front desk.

Candidates and Clients are welcomed into reception by the smell of sweet treats and decorations, as seen above.

What yummy treats are on offer may you wonder…?

  • Raspberry Iced Fingers
  • Chocolate Muffins (can’t go wrong)
  • Salted Caramel Cake
  • Chocolate Flapjack
  • Raspberry and Vanilla Buttercream Butterfly Buns
  • Vanilla Cupcakes with a Hint of Edible Pink Glitter

We are accepting any donations, every little helps! So, if you’re feeling like indulging on a sweet treat and raising a donation to contribute, come down and see the team!

Happy National Breast Cancer Awareness Day!


The dream team strikes again!

What a year it has been so far for our temporaries team so far, Andrea and Kirsty have collectively increased the size of our temporaries division by more than a whopping 200% across summer 2019!!

Andrea joined the team at JHR to head up our temporaries division in July 2018 and has drastically increased our client base and volume of active workers in this time frame due to her continued commitment and hard work. Time and time again she has gone above and beyond for the clients/candidates she supports and we are so pleased to see this level of dedication pays off.

Kirsty joined the team at JHR in May 2019 and has flourished quicker than most whilst working in our temporaries division to provide ongoing support to high volume recruitment drives and ongoing repeat business. Kirsty has built an extensive candidate base in the time she has been with JHR and already has strong relationships with many clients on the temporaries division which is so exciting to see!

From May 2019 – August 2019, Andrea and Kirsty have collectively increased the total hours worked by our dedicated temporary workers by 235% which is an incredible achievement for the team. We are so excited to see how the temporaries division continues to grow over months and years to come, with such a committed team we have no doubt that these impressive statistics will continue to boom!

Congratulations Andrea and Kirsty!

Continued success within the JHR team!

We are really pleased to announce the continued success within the team here at JHR as Emily Binder receives her promotion to Senior Account Manager through her continued hard-work, commitment and support to the rest of the team, as well as the ongoing growth of her client and candidate base.

At the same time Danielle has also passed her probationary period with flying colours and is on the path for success as she continues to support the team on volume customer service and administration recruitment drives.

The whole team at JHR are very proud and happy to celebrate Emily and Danni’s successes with them, well done to you both!