Mercedes-Benz South West has the backing of City West Country Ltd, a privately-owned family ran organisation with more than three decades of motor industry experience. The founder of the franchise is determined that family values will remain at the heart of Mercedes-Benz South West for many years to come. Our business employs 600 staff who are based across 9 sites throughout the South West, which includes our 4 dealerships which are based at Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth and Truro.

We are currently looking for a Accounts Assistant at our site in Exeter. The working hours for this role are Monday to Friday, a total of 37.5 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be responsible for completion of accurate information and always maintaining the standards within line of the business needs.

What can we offer you?

  • 30 Days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • The option to opt into our Car Benefit Scheme
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Excellent training and support
  • Career progression
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Long Service awards
  • Employee of the month awards


Dependent on experience

Accounts Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Communicates the Mercedes-Benz culture of quality and excellence
  • Completes the accounting information in line with the company and Mercedes-Benz standards and processes
  • Ensures all customer complaints are dealt with both speedily and effectively, referring any problems to their departmental manager
  • Delivers consistently high standards of accuracy and quality in completion of information
  • Provides assistance to all areas of accounting functions as required
  • Communicates and develops strong personal relationships with customers
  • Communicates clearly, regularly and promptly with colleagues across all business area
  • Identifies training and development needs for self as part of the performance management process
  • Ensures all areas of Health & Safety operate effectively and within the requirements of the law
  • Builds good relationships with manufacturers, professional bodies, suppliers and statutory representatives

Sales ledger duties may include:

  • Prepares cash banking for all company cash transactions, ensuring all monies have been posted to the appropriate

Credit Control duties may include:

  • Accounts
  • Monitors all outstanding accounts to ensure payments are made swiftly and in line with customer terms of credit
  • Follows up non payment either directly or through departmental manager and if necessary to initiate actions in line with company policy to obtain payment
  • Produces monthly debt age analysis for inclusion in company reports
  • Reconciliation of invoices paid and dispatch monthly customer statements

Purchase Ledger duties may include:

  • Receives, enters and registers details of all purchases in respect of goods and services, ensuring invoices and credits are posted to the correct account
  • Completes a monthly reconciliation of the purchase ledger resolving any queries in a timely manner
  • Ensures payment is made within the suppliers credit terms, issue cheque payment and obtain authorisation
  • Completes and maintains the administration of petty cash and related documentation

Other duties may include:

  • Monitors vehicle debts and takes appropriate action, liaises with relevant departmental manager
  • Ensure all capital outlay is authorised by their line manager or a director

What’s required from you?

  • 3+ Years experience in an Accounts department
  • Good numerical and administrative skills
  • Competent level of computer skills
  • Good telephone and interpersonal skills

Driving Sales –  Identifies and initiates opportunities to drive sales and deliver commercial benefits
Customer Service – Focuses on the needs of customers to improve service and sales
Planning & Organising –  Organises own workload effectively, prioritising to deliver to deadlines
Analytical Ability & Decision Making – Demonstrates sound judgement in making decisions
Teamwork & Coaching – Quickly builds rapport and establishes relationships with others
Motivation – Demonstrates a positive attitude and takes responsibility for their own actions