Accounts Assistant

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Burnley, UK
18 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Established accountancy practice - New offices - Burnley - Accounts Assistant - Up to £22,000 (DOE) + study

Your new firm
An established accountancy practice that operate out of new, modern and open plan offices are seeking an accounts assistant to complete accounts and bookkeeping for the firm. The firm are a close-knit team that offer accounts, tax, VAT and payroll services and work with a variety of different clients. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a variety of work with a friendly firm that can continue to build your career in practice.

Your new role
In this Burnley based accounts assistant role you will be required to work closely with the firm's varied client base including limited companies, sole traders and partnerships. The role will see you undertake bank reconciliations, prepare and submit VAT returns as well as maintain the sales and purchase ledgers for the client whilst bringing the accounts to trial balance; there would then be the opportunity to prepare full sets of accounts. You will be required to liaise with the clients on a daily basis via email and telephone and occasionally face to face in order to ensure all necessary documentation is provided.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed in this Burnley based accounts job you will need to have worked in an accountancy practice setting previously or dealt with multiple clients. You will need to be able to work to strict deadlines, be self-motivated and have a good attention to detail. On top of this you should have good Microsoft excel skills, be personable, passionate and be able to work individually or as part of a team. The firm heavily use Xero so any exposure with this software would be beneficial, however training will be provided.

What you'll get in return
This is an excellent opportunity to work for a firm that have recently moved into new offices and are currently on a growth path. The firm are looking to offer up to £22,000 (DOE) for the successful candidate. On top of this you will receive varied work and exposure with clients, study support if required, modern offices, 22 days holiday + bank, free parking and a 14:30 finish on a Friday.

What you need to do now
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