Accounts Assistant

Carlton Recruitment
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Accounts Assistant based in Orpington, Kent.

This Role Will Include:

  • Reporting to the Accounts Manager
  • Accounts Preparation for Sole Traders, companies & Partnerships
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation and review of management accounts
  • Travelling to client premises as required
  • Achieving or exceeding assignment budgeted fees & profits, identifying reasons for non-achievement of budgets as appropriate
  • Keeping senior management/engagement partner fully informed at all times of progress on jobs, in particular if there is likely to be an unplanned write off.
  • Carrying out review work on accounts and other assignments prepared by junior team members when required.
  • Any Ad-Hoc assignments or tasks that may be required.

Skills Required:


  • Minimum of 3-4 years practise experience
  • At least part AAT qualified with good solid experience. Experience matters far more than the qualification for this role. Good Solid & demonstrable knowledge of accounts prep for owner managed business (OMBs) to include partnerships, sole traders & companies.
  • Competent & confident using both manual & computerised systems including Sage & Quickbooks
  • Knowledge & experience of management accounting
  • Preparation of year end accounts
  • Ability to work well under pressure & to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility & adaptability with an outgoing & proactive approach to work.
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • Car Driver with access to a car
  • (NB Current ACA/ACCA students & those wishing to study/continue studying for a further qualification may be considered for this role, however an AAT qualified or part qualified ACA/ACCA accountant who has the relevant experience but has stopped studying may be considered a more suitable candidate)

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