Assistant Accountant £25k-£30k Potters Bar Our client are the largest national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health illness and neurological conditions. With over 500 services, they support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care, they now have an exciting opportunity to join their head office Finance Team The Role As Assistant Accountant the primary objective of the role is to support the Management Accounts team in providing monthly management accounts that are accurate and completed within reporting deadlines. This role focusses on internal controls compliance in regards to home budgets and pre-paid card expenditure. Accountabilities Assist in month-end and year-end close procedures, including preparation of month-end accruals and maintaining up-to-date accruals schedules. Prepare and resolve queries arising from balance sheet reconciliations, particular focus on bank, petty cash and pre-paid card reconciliations. Responsible for the review of payment card and petty cash returns submitted by facilities to ensure compliance to internal procedures and controls. Provide a monthly tracker on compliance and distribute to the senior finance team for escalation. Provide training on the reconciliation process for payment cards and petty cash returns to facilities managers and admin staff. Ensure that invoices input by the Accounts Payable team are checked for accuracy of coding. Provide variances analysis on actual versus budget for certain spend categories. Assist the Management Accounts team in any ad hoc duties as required. Experience and Skills Required Essential Studying towards an Accounting Professional Qualification (ACCA/ CIMA). Strong organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines. Intermediate Excel skills (e.g. Pivot Tables, V-Lookups, Sumifs). Team player with willingness to help others. Exercise the utmost discretion when dealing with confidential information. Desirable Previous experience of working in a multi-site environment business. Experience of Coldharbour Financials Key Contacts Finance team Procurement Department Heads Operations team If you believe that you have the skills and experience to fulfil this role, then please apply immediately, or call us for further details Due to the volume of application, if you have not received a response within 5 working days of applying for the role then consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.