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Trainee Accountant

Employer
Mosaic Recruitment
Location
Church Langley, Harlow, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Trainee Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Hybrid role - ideal from someone studying their AAT
3 days from home, 2 from the office. You MUST be able to get to Harlow with ease.

Position: Trainee Service Charge Accountant



Responsibilities:

As a Trainee Accountant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the preparation of the Accounts, addressing queries, coordinating accounting data for external accountants, and analyzing handover information. Your responsibilities will encompass a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Financial Management:
    • Review and process expenditure movements between Cost Centres.
    • Handle prepayments and accruals during Service Charge Year End Reconciliation.
    • Audit income to ensure accurate charges
    • Prepare service charge calculations, including balance sheet reconciliation and detailed analysis of Profit & Loss (P&L) accounts.
    • Post deficit/surplus for the year and issue demands.
  • Data Management:
    • Ensure accuracy and orderliness of the filing system for financial data.
  • Reporting and Communication:
    • Collaborate as part of a team to support the manager and property accounting side.
    • Prepare monthly and/or quarterly reporting.
    • Address financial and administrative inquiries.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key clients and external accountants.
  • Qualifications & Skills:
    • Natural attention to detail with strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and multitask.
    • Self-motivated and proactive thinker.
    • Understanding of accounting terminology.
    Desired:
    • Strong interpersonal and communicative skills.
    • Professional accountancy qualification (AAT or A-Level Accountancy) would be advantageous.
    • Excellent Excel skills.
    • Adaptability to new IT systems.

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