Foxhangers Canal Holidays have been delighting customers since 1997 with our beautiful fleet of narrowboats and exciting holiday adventures.

Based directly on the stunning, historic, Kennet and Avon canal near Devizes, Wiltshire, we now seek an Accounts Assistant / Administrator to perform a range of payroll and bookkeeping functions, processing bookings and general administrative support across the business.

Based in our pleasant offices that have been converted from old farm buildings, this is a varied and interesting role working as part of a small flexible and dedicated team who are focused on providing great boating holiday experiences at Foxhangers.

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Reporting directly into the Commercial Business Manager and with dotted line accountability to the Office and Accounts Manager, the role of the Accounts Assistant / Administrator is to perform a range of payroll and bookkeeping functions, processing bookings and general administrative support across the business.

Suited to someone with a numerical bias, you will be smart, organised, enjoy variety and developing your skills in a friendly and professional business.



Accounts Support:

Collating and checking weekly timesheets

Processing weekly payroll

Data input and accurate financial record keeping

Responsibility for Purchase Ledger & Sales Ledger using specialised accounting software to record and process all financial transactions

Admin Support:

Providing administrative assistance to the senior managers

Assisting the Operations team with staff schedules, planning workloads and other project related work

Dealing with staff queries/issues and providing essential communication links between the housekeeping and office based teams

Ensuring housekeeping have the necessary supplies/resources

Bookings Support:

Dealing with general enquiries (telephone and email)

Processing bookings on the internal bookings system

Adhering to internal processes and procedures, ensuring excellent customer service




Recognised bookkeeping qualification or professionally trained and qualified by experience

Good level of English/Maths

Strong administrative/clerical background

Experience with accounting software

Excellent IT skills: Microsoft Office, Email, Internet.

Good communication skills – ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Ability to build effective working relationships throughout the business

Good organisational and time management skills/ability to prioritise effectively

Excellent telephone manner

Compliance with policies, procedures and standards


Experience of QuickBooks

Experience of inhouse software and systems/databases



Friendly and approachable – able to build effective working relationships with staff

Professional, thorough with great attention to detail and quality

Highly organised with ability to balance multiple tasks

Calm and able to work to tight deadlines

Forward thinking

Highly motivated/self-starter


Job Type: Permanent, all year round

Salary: £11.00-£12.50 per hour

  • Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking
  • A beautiful working environment right on the Kennet and Avon Canal
  • The chance to be part of a passionate team


If you think this could be the opportunity for you, please write to us telling us how your qualifications, skills, and experience make you suited to this position, be sure to mention your earliest availability and whether you would need to work any notice to any current employer. Please also enclose a full employment history CV. We look forward to hearing from you.

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