Accounts Assistant

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Project Resource
£18000 - £22000/annum Flexible Benefits
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts Assistant - Reading Berkshire

A prime opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a vibrant business and obtain exposure to a variety of accounting tasks including: Purchase Ledger, Cashflow Forecasting, Payroll and Management Accounts. We are willing and able to provide hands on training and support from our Financial Director to ensure you develop your career.


£18k - £22k dependent on experience

About Us

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.

About You

Because the role is based within a sales business (with our accounts team sharing an open plan office with the sales team) we are seeking an individual that has a social and confident personality.

Given the learning and development opportunity that this position can offer we would expect that you are able to pick things up quickly and have a keen interest in learning all areas of accountancy.

The role

This role is diverse and provides exposure to the following key tasks - however you are not expected to be an expert in all these duties yet!:

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

Experience Required

* Some previous experience of accounts (either from academic subjects studied or working in an accounts team)
* 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