Assistant Accountant

Southend-On-Sea, UK
15 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has been created working for a firm based locally within the Southend area. My client is looking for an Assistant Accountant who will be working as part of a small finance department, who will undertake accounting duties and tasks, maintaining reports and carrying out book keeping duties, for UK, European business streams.

The role will encompass the following:
  • Processing supplier invoices, accounts payable transactions and similar entries in Sterling and foreign currencies.
  • Complete financial reports on a regular basis, contributing to completion of monthly accounts pack.
  • Complete bank reconciliations (Sterling and foreign currency).
  • Enter financial information onto SAGE Accounts Line 50, including Sterling and foreign currency journals.
  • Review Company nominal/purchase/sales ledgers, identify discrepancies and assist with remedial actions.
  • Ensure expenses incurred are appropriately signed-off and within budget.
  • Assist in preparation of accruals, prepayments and other balance sheet accounts, reconciled ready for monthly review by the Financial Controller.
  • Identify and resolve errors in financial reports and correct faulty reporting methods.
  • Responsible for the day to day processing of foreign currency invoices and receipts from various European internet sales channels, including invoice and receipt checking, inputting into Sage and preparation of payment runs.
  • Assist in preparing regular financial reports and provide data/analysis to other departments as required, particularly around sales and purchasing.
  • Support with preparing year end data and reporting.
  • Assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Assist in monthly/quarterly VAT computations for UK and EU countries, to be reviewed by the Financial Controller. Includes research into new and existing territories.
  • Assist with all aspects of the year end process.
  • Review and update existing financial procedures as required.
  • Assist in maintaining an effective and efficient filing system ensuring the easy access of data as required.
  • Ensure adherence to all Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Comply with all Company Health & Safety requirements.
  • To continuously find ways to improve processes.
  • Ensure that all regulatory guidelines are adhered to.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has worked within a similar, who is now looking for a good local company.

VAT knowledge is essential along with double entry book keeping to trail balance and balance sheet accounts preparation.

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