Assistant Accountant

Source 4
04 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A fast-growing print media, social media and data insight business who looking for an Assistant Accountant.

They are currently looking to appoint an Assistant Accountant to support the CFO in the day to day operations of the finance function. The Assistant Accountant will be a part qualified finance professional with excellent bookkeeping experience, preferably working with Xero although working with other cloud based accounting software will be considered. Experience of SAGE 50 payroll is desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be confident and outgoing, able to liaise with clients, team members and department heads. The role reports to the CFO.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a technology based and progressive independent business that is supporting the beauty industry with leading edge services.

Key Business Accountabilities

1. To manage the accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.

2. To assist in the timely and accurate delivery of monthly and year end accounts.

3. To assist in the management of employee contracts, payroll and workplace pensions.

4. To manage the office budget and ensure the smooth running of the office.

Core Business Responsibilities

1. Raising sales invoices in Xero and submitting to clients.

2. Credit control - ensuring that invoices are paid on a timely basis.

3. Processing purchase invoices and expenses in Xero.

4. Cash management and reconciliation of bank accounts.

5. Maintaining petty cash.

6. Maintaining the fixed asset register.

7. Preparing intra group cross charges.

8. Posting accruals and prepayments in Xero.

9. Preparing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.

10. Assisting in the preparation and filing of quarterly VAT returns.

11. Assisting in the production of monthly management accounts and year end accounts.

12. Assisting in the budgeting and forecasting processes.

13. Assisting in the preparation of Board Meeting documents.

14. Taking minutes at Board meetings.

15. Assisting in the production of employee contracts.

16. Administration of workplace pensions.

17. Documenting staff sick leave and holiday leave.

18. Liaising with the payroll service provider, raising and submitting payroll changes.

19. Assisting in implementing new systems, policies and procedures.

20. Managing the office and the ordering of office supplies.

21. Liaising with the landlords representative on office issues arising.

22. Managing health and safety procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Salary & Benefits

1. Up to £32k per annum based on experience

2. HMRC approved employee share option scheme

3. 3% pension contribution

4. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

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