Receptionist & Administrative Assistant - Manchester office

You will be working in our Manchester office working alongside the PA to the Partners.

Closing Date:

August 2022

At Cowgills we make your career development our priority. Whatever you think is possible for yourself is possible at Cowgills.

We’re not your ordinary accountancy firm, far from it. While we’re one of the North West’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, we’ve never lost sight of the fact that we work with people, not just numbers.

Your role

You will work out of Spinningfield’s ultra-modern ABC office, located right beside M&S, Bannatyne gym and a two-minute walk from St Peter’s Square tram stop.

The Manchester team is continuously growing, and you’ll be working with an excellent bunch of friendly, hardworking individuals.

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About the role


  • First point of contact for all visitors to the Manchester office
  • Meeting and greeting all clients, suppliers and visitors in a friendly, efficient and professional manner
  • Booking meeting rooms and updating SkyVisitor
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming calls, taking messages where appropriate
  • Management of meeting room bookings
  • Preparation and clearance of meeting rooms for client meetings
  • Providing refreshments and arranging lunches for client meetings
  • Management of office post, including deliveries (scanning, franking, logging etc)
  • Liaising with Buildings Management and Reception
  • Organising repairs/maintenance in conjunction with Property Partner
  • Ordering stationery/IT equipment/supplies
  • Petty cash
  • Ensuring high standards are maintained in the office



  • Providing administrative support for the team in Manchester but also providing additional support alongside the Administrative Assistant in the Bolton office
  • Typing of letters and reports using Microsoft Word
  • Onboarding process including money laundering checks
  • Sending documents via Docusign for signature
  • Setting up new companies as requested
  • Typing of letters, emails and reports
  • Preparing and formatting proposals and engagement letters
  • Photocopying, filing, archiving and scanning as required

Who we're looking for

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages in particular Word and Outlook
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Proactive and able to prioritise
  • Team player

What you'll get in return!

  • People join Cowgills because of the positive and enjoyable culture that our people create, we can guarantee you’ll really love working here
  • Flexible working
  • Incredible development and career growth
  • List of benefits including access to counselling services and subsidised health
  • A highly competitive salary (details available on request)

If you are interested in the role of Receptionist & Administrative Assistant, then please email a copy of your CV to 

Closing Date: August 2022