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Assistant Accountant

Page Personnel Finance
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client is seeking an Assistant Accountant to join their growing Finance team based near Didcot. This would be ideal for someone with strong accounting experience who is looking for the next step up in their career alongside their ACCA/CIMA studies.

Client Details

Our client is hugely successful and experiencing exponential growth. The growth in the business means there is a need for extra staff within their Finance team, also offering opportunity for career growth and development. It is an exciting time to join this expanding business! They are ideally looking for someone to be based in the office 5 days a week.


The Assistant Accountant's main purpose is to provide accurate and timely management reporting to all of our external stakeholders. You will be responsible and accountable for all aspects of the client reporting and any associated accounting transactions.

Key Accountabilities

Accounts Management:* Assist in the management of a portfolio of 10-13 assets depending on the size of each scheme.* Assist with key areas of the budget and strategic planning processes, including working with the Heads of Operations to produce a full P&L bottom-up forecast for client portfolios.* Assist in the development of effective comparison of performance data across the client and property portfolio to help drive continuous improvement in operating practices.* Improve the data structure and quality of source information used in financial reporting.* Assist with 3rd Party audit queries as required.

Transactional and Processing:* Support the management of each sites' debtors and creditors positions.* Provide financial support and modelling to support the development of client plans and strategy.* Assist in the process of the repatriation of rental income to Clients.* Support other Finance Team members with any transactional accounting where / when required.

Reports:* Assist in the production of high quality monthly management information packs. Analyse monthly financial results, regarding variance and trend analysis.* Develop and produce high quality group consolidated management reporting as well as quarter end reporting.* Provide clients with investment reports as required.

Site Team support:* Liaise and work closely with the site teams providing support when/where required.* Assist with the implementation of any new sites on the accounting system and checking the data.* Ad hoc tasks.


The successful Assistant Accountant will have:
  • Evidence of strong progress towards AAT / CIMA / ACCA qualification.
  • Be commercially astute and experienced in month end accounting duties.


* Ability to produce high quality and accurate work within demanding time frames.* Excellent organisational skills, especially in relation to the analysis of a large volume of data.* Keen to learn alongside CIMA/ACCA studies.* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly with people at all levels.* Strong team player, evidencing an ability to establish positive working relationships.* Proactive approach, quick to learn and able to manage own workload.* Able to produce clear analysis of financial information for dissemination by non-finance people.

Job Offer

The salary on offer is between £28,000 - £32,000 dependent upon experience and level of qualification.
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