Accounts Assistant

Accountancy Action
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounts Assistant


Circa 30k

Based in Stevenage this well established and successful business is recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to assist in the monthly financial reporting process, annual statutory, tax reporting and general keeping of accurate accounting records.

Reporting to the Accounting Manager you will be well experienced in assisting in the preparation of financial accounting work. Ideally you will be AAT qualified or studying towards an AAT qualification with confident excel and systems skills.

Strong communication skills along with the ability to develop excellent internal and external relationships are crucial to the success of the role.

Key Duties:

  • Prepare, reconcile and post prepayments for all entities.
  • Preparing the bank reconciliations including clearing control accounts.
  • Reconciliation and clearing of balance sheet accounts for transactions.
  • Reconcile the loan accounts.
  • Adding fixed asset to register and processing fixed asset invoices and disposals.
  • Perform foreign exchange revaluations.
  • Process European cost recharges (Accrual and corrections).
  • Prepare and post intercompany recharges, reconcile the control account.
  • Reanalyse certain expense accounts to provide the required cost centre detail (Travel, telephones, cars etc.).
  • Maintain control reconciliation for car lease costs.
  • Preparation and posting of journals, as required for the Accounting Manager.
  • Perform analytical work as required for monthly commentary.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist with the preparation of Year End Accounts, Year End Audit packs and Year End Tax reporting
  • Prepare cash forecasts weekly.
  • Make manual payments as required using internet banking for VAT, other taxes, other one off payments.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects as defined by the Finance Director or Accounting Manager.