Accounts Assistant

Project Resource
£18000 - £25000/annum Flexible Benefits
12 Jun 2017
12 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Assistant - Reading Berkshire

Opportunity to work directly alongside our Financial Director in a role that can accomodate the need for training and development to be given. Support towards gaining further finacial qualifications/charterships will also be considered.


£18k - £25k dependent on experience

About the opportunity

Project Resource is a recruitment consultancy with three regional offices across the UK. We are currently seeking an Accounts Assistant to join our finance team who are based in Reading.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to start their carer in Accounts/Finance having completed relevant studies at A-Level/University, as we are willing to provide full training and support. We are also open to applications from more experienced candidates that have worked in an accounts department previously; particularly those that have worked within a finance team that supports a recruitment business.

Key responsiblities will include:

General Duties

- Reconciliation of Bank Accounts (weekly)

- Processing of Credit Card and Cash Expenses

- Preparation, Review & Submission of Quarterly VAT Return to Deadline

- Management of Fixed Asset Register inc Posting of Depreciation - Reconciliation of Billing System to Accounts Package

Purchase Ledger

- Posting Invoices to Accounts Package.

- Management of Accounts Payable Function

- Supplier Statement Reconciliation - Timely Resolution of Account Queries - Posting of Payments & Receipts

- Process Weekly Contractor Payments (Bank Payment by Batch)

Cashflow Forecasting

- Maintenance of Cashflow Forecast (weekly) - Regular Review to Ensure Accuracy

- Highlight any concerns to Finance Director


- Prepare Internal Payroll ready for Processing

- Process Payroll in Sage 50 Payroll - Review Process against Preparation to ensure Accuracy

- Issue of Payslips

- Issue Commission Calculations

- Resolve any Queries in a Timely Manner

Management Accounts

- Maintenance and Review of Schedules Supporting Balance Sheet

- Posting of Journals inc Accruals & Prepayments

- Review of P&L Against Expectations

- Monthly Tax Provision Calculation and Journal

- Monthly Class 1a Provision Calculation and Journal

This role also involves a range of adhoc tasks to support the accounts team so would suit someone with a willing team playing outlook.

Key Experience Required

* Minimum of 6 months previous experience of accounts (either from academic subjects studied or work)
* Excellent IT skills including a high standard of MS Excel are essential
* Highly numerate
* Good telephone manner
* Professional
* High attention to detail
* Team player
* Sage 50 Accounts and/or Sage 50 Payroll experience desirable

Please submit your CV today as we are keen to schedule interviews for this role ASAP