Accounts Assistant, Practice, Guildford

Recruiter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Location
Guildford
Salary
20000.0000
Posted
13 Apr 2017
Closes
13 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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