Assistant Accountant + Study

Adept Recruitment Ltd
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Profile

A large, professional services consultancy with an annual group turnover of £150M. Despite the size of the group, they operate a small accounting function, which relies on long service, experience, and a genuine sense of teamwork in order to get the job done.

Outline of role

To provide support and assistance with all aspects of weekly, monthly and annual financial accounting, tax and treasury duties for a limited liability partnership. Turnover > £110m

The successful candidate will need to work closely with the rest of the finance department (15 people) to ensure that consistency and best practice is developed and maintained within the function and to develop proactive relationships within the company.

Where needed will be responsible for holiday cover for other members of the team including sub-consultant ledger, credit control and weekly financial reporting.

The financial accounting function provides systems expertise to the accounting function, a full knowledge and understanding of book-keeping entries behind the transactions created during processing is required.

The role would suit an individual who is studying for an Accounting Technician level qualification or been an Accountancy graduate with relevant work experience. There will be an opportunity to study further and qualify as an Accountant.


The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively at all levels. They will also have a good knowledge of Excel and Word including the use of formulae to manipulate data to produce reports. Use of VLook ups and Pivot Tables. Crystal database reporting or basic programming would also be an advantage.

A methodical individual with an attention to detail and an ability to be able to work alone and as well as be part of a team.

Day to day duties

Act as backup to the Financial Accountant with reporting, systems and VAT knowledge where required.

Weekly bank reconciliations.

Balance sheet reconciliations, including control accounts.

Helping to produce the annual LLP Financial Statements and consolidation reporting pack.

Production of EC sales lists and assisting with the preparation of the quarterly VAT return.

Production of reports for the annual audit and for the LLP’s tax return. Involvement in the calculation of WIP / Accrued Income.

Accounting systems maintenance and updating 'Crystal’ (database) reporting. AD hoc duties as required.

To Apply

Please email your up to date CV stating your current salary, notice period & salary sought.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you haven't been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest. Adept Recruitment Ltd encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK.

Adept Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003. Adept Recruitment is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.