Accounts Assistant, Practice, Guildford

£20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
11 Apr 2017
11 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Chartered Practice Accounts Assistant, Guildford, AAT, £26,000

Your new company
My client a leading Chartered Accountancy Practice in Guildford, are now looking to employer a junior accounts assistant within the Practice.
You MUST have Chartered Accountancy experience to be able to apply for this vacancy

Assurance & Business Services (ABS) provide a range of assurance and business services to a diverse client base ranging from small businesses and start-ups to substantial international groups. The portfolio of clients includes businesses with turnovers ranging from £5 million to £250 million. These include privately owned businesses in addition to companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and PLUSMarkets.

Job Description Purpose of role:
Accurate processing of client's financial data and the preparation of management accounts and associated outputs, within the time frame agreed with the client or required by statute.
Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and input client transactions into computerised ledger system.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts for clients.
  • Visiting client offices to undertake onsite accounting needs, where required.
  • Attend to VAT Registrations.
  • Prepare quarterly VAT/EC Sales list returns from financial information supplied by client.
  • Preparation of annual financial statements, including statutory accounts, partnership accounts and sole trader accounts for tax purposes.

Key Competencies:

  • Accuracy - to ensure transactions are processed correctly.
  • Judgement - be able to assess a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on the information available or ask manager where unsure.
  • Planning and organisation - needed throughout the process to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Customer focuses - develop relationships and gain confidence of client. Ability to attend to client queries and emails on a timely basis, and have flexibility to work on-site at client's premises.
  • Use of IT - be able to work on bookkeeping packages and Excel.
  • Teamwork - working with colleagues in the team.
  • Flexibility - to assist with other ad hoc services that arise from time to time.

Candidate Profile Education/Qualifications:

  • Strong academic history.
  • Studying towards ACCA or AAT qualification or evidence of suitable work experience.

Key Experience/Skills:

  • Prior experience of computerised accounting packages would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team.
  • Results orientated to meet and exceed client expectations, with a key focus on delivering high quality work that consistently meets internal and/or external client deadlines.

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