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Accounts Assistant

Employer
Rutherford Briant
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Sep 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Salary Band
Annual, £20,000 - £24,999
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Rutherford Briant are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join a very reputable client of ours based at South Woodham Ferrers.

Accounts Assistant - Core Responsibilities:
  • Accounts production to trial balance and beyond for limited companies and sole traders
  • Bookkeeping on cloud-based systems such as Sage Cloud, Xero and QuickBooks
  • Processing sales invoices, receipts and payments.
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Checking bank statements.
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing.
  • Meeting deadlines.

Accounts Assistant Requirements
  • AAT qualified or part qualified
  • Strong practical knowledge/experience of accounts preparation within a practice environment
  • Strong double entry knowledge and skill
  • Ideally a good working knowledge of SAGE, and other IT packages, although training would be available
  • Basic tax knowledge - how to do tax computations, PAYE, VAT
  • Organisational/time management skills
  • Communication - good written, verbal and active listening skills
  • Confident when dealing with clients and getting your views across
  • Methodical and logical thinking
  • Use initiative to identify problems and provide solutions
  • High personal standards
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and hard working, reflecting the culture of the rest of the team
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