About the company My client are one of the UK's largest, independently owned, corporate solutions and wealth management consultancies. About the Accounts Assistant role The successful candidate will be responsible for all day to day accounting duties and will report to the Finance Director. Responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant Download receipts from Lloyds Bank and enter onto the back office system (SSP Adviser and Quickbooks) Send out the monthly new business report Sort and distribute the monthly suspense list Deal with all remuneration queries Manage the purchase ledger Produce the quarterly VAT Return Complete weekly bank reconciliation Run the monthly payroll for the advisers Prepare and post the month end journals Produce the monthly financial reports (P&L's, Balance Sheet, cash flow and aged debtors) Prepare Quarterly Financial Commentary for the Board Maintain the fixed asset register Maintain the accounts files e.g. accruals and prepayments list Prepare the necessary documents for an audit Prepare the FCA reports as required Filing Confirmation Statements on Companies House Assisting with producing the annual budget About you AAT qualified or near completion. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact directly with colleagues, insurance companies and suppliers in a professional manner Ability to critically evaluate information, probe and challenge the facts A flexible and adaptable attitude towards work Experience of Microsoft Excel especially pivot tables and formulas Experience of Microsoft Word and Outlook Highly desirable Experience of Quickbooks Previous use of SSP Adviser back office system Previous experience within an IFA firm.