Assistant Accountant job

St Albans Accountancy - Public Practice
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisation Description

We are working with a very well established business based in Hertford who are looking for an assistant accountant to join their team.

To enquire about this role please call me on 01727 731 960 or email me at

Job Description

We are looking for a candidate who is studying towards their AAT or a desire to do so. Somebody who wants to
Experience of working within an accounts function and dealing with individual tax is essential. The candidate must also have a technical competence and be confident in dealing with software.

The role will require an individual to account mange the customer, from day one. Explaining the product, providing training and managing any ad hoc queries that they may have. This means the successful candidate must be able to be clear and concise on the telephone, have excellent accounts knowledge and the ability to use software.


• Manage and utilizing accounting systems/CRM to give a positive experience to the customer.

• Manage all the accounts and various returns needed including Personal tax, VAT, corporate tax and payroll.

• Design, set up and manage a process for setting up new companies and provide a tailored service.

• Use software and provide software training to users/customers.

• To provide support to the customer ranging from software queries to payroll queries.

• Complete statutory requirements in accordance to standard timetables.

• Assisting in the preparation and interpretation of monthly management accounts/audit preparation and any other statutory responsibilities.

• Liaison with IR for complex queries and updates

• Review and analysis of variances and balance sheet reconciliations.

• Preparing or assisting in preparing and submitting accounts payable payment requests

• Performing or assisting with reconciliation processes, data and report archiving, forecast management activities, and contract compliance tracking as and when directed by line manager

• Any other duties as and when required by the Practice Manager/Management Accountant

Person Specification

• Accountancy skills.
• Ability to manage independently.
• Ability to explain complex scenarios simply
• Ability to use software to its highest capability.
• Ambitious
• Responsible nature.
• Creative thinker
• Hands-on approach
• Friendly
• Technical user

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