Accounts Assistant

Recruiter
Johnston Carmichael Ltd
Location
Forfar, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
05 Oct 2019
Ref
1270115942
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with the team's Managers and Seniors and the firm's Client Relationship Managers, focusing on the preparation of both limited company accounts and accounts for unincorporated businesses. In addition, any other business advisory related work as required.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for:
  • Accurately processing clients' accounting data
  • Assisting with the preparation of accurate Management Accounts for review.
  • Preparation of accounts from clients manual and computerised records
  • Dealing with basic queries from colleagues and clients
  • Assisting with preparation of client VAT returns
  • Setting up and maintaining client files
  • Record management

Previous experience is preferred however full training will be provided. The successful candidate will ideally have an HNC/HND in Accounting or AAT although this is not necessary. They should at a minimum be educated to National 5 level, or suitable equivalent, including Maths and ideally accountancy.In addition, the successful candidate will have good IT, numerical and data analysis skills. Experience with accounting software such as Sage, Xero or Quickbooks would be an advantage.

Communication skills and prioritisation of workload are essential qualities for candidates to ensure all deadlines are achieved, as well as possessing the ability to work as part of a team.

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