Junior Accounts Assistant (Internal Accounts Department - Watford)

HW Fisher Ltd
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Firm:

HW Fisher & Company is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates and high-net worth individuals. Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively. Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 36 partners and approximately 320 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT, business recovery and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department:

The Internal Accounts Department, which is based in Watford, comprises some 11 staff dealing with the Time and Billings function, Purchase Ledger, Treasury and Credit Control along with all Management and Statutory Accounts requirements for the HW Fisher Group.


We require a junior accounts assistant to join our Accounts Department based in our Watford office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The role will demand a commitment to learning and applying a broad range of new skills within the accounting function. As you would expect from a professional accounting firm, a high standard of work is expected. Duties would include:

  • Assisting in the maintenance, update and reporting of the firms Time and Billing system.

  • Reconciliation of client bank accounts.

  • Assisting with Accounts Payable and inputting and scanning.

  • Cashbook input and filing.

  • Other ad hoc duties in line with the role

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Excel & IT skills;

  • The ability to work in a team, often alongside accounting professionals;

  • The ability to multi-task and manage your time;

  • High-level numerical skills;

  • Good attention to detail;

  • The ability to work accurately and methodically with numbers

This position would suit a bright and hard-working school leaver who wishes to be exposed to a broad and varied role and to obtain experience in an accountancy office.

We would offer study support for the AAT qualification on satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

The Benefits:

  • Salary: £14,000

  • Group Life Cover

  • 22 days holiday on commencement

  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme

  • PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)

  • Contributory Private Health Scheme

  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan

  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Cycle voucher scheme