Assistant Accountant

Reed Accountancy
Milton Keynes
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
I am currently working with a Legal firm in Milton Keynes that are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join them on a Part Time basis. 25 hours a week with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000.  This is a great job opportunity to work along side the senior management team. 

Reporting into the CEO: 

• The preparation of the monthly management accounts in conjunction with the Management Accountant. This includes but is not limited to:
o the addition of new assets and depreciation journal.
o maintaining the Principal’s current and capital accounts.
o maintaining the balance sheet.
o The posting and reconciliation of the salary postings on a monthly basis.
o The posting of routine monthly journals (including accruals) and review of the trial balance prior to the production of the monthly management accounts.
• Assisting the Management Accountant with disbursement monitoring.
• Creation and maintenance of the firm’s Accounts Handbook and any associated training materials.
• Liaison with third parties regarding the finance of the firm (e.g. auditors, bank, other advisors).
• Assisting the Management Accountant with the WiP valuations as and when required.
• Ensuring that the financial postings and transactions are correct.
• Ensuring processes and procedures are in place to minimise errors and risk of fraud.
• Ensuring all financial transactions are effected within the permitted and agreed deadlines.
• Providing support to all teams with financial file management responsibilities with a particular focus on prompt file closures.
• Benchmarking and collating data on performance and practice standards. This will involve analysing data and identifying opportunities for improvement.
• Ensuring that month end responsibilities are effectively covered between yourself and the Management Accountant during times of absence.

To be considered for this vacancy you will:  

*Previous experience working in a Legal environment is essential
*Ideally be AAT qualified at studying a chartered qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) 

If you are interested in this job vacancy and have any further questions please email 

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