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Accounts Assistant

Newstaff Employment Services Ltd
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
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Newstaff Employment Services is recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join a busy company.

The main duties will be covering outsourced bookkeeping and management accounting functions for the company's clients, preparing figures to trial balance level and helping prepare management accounts and analysis.

Main duties:

• Accounts/Bookkeeping
• Posting sales/purchase invoices and reconciling sales and purchase ledgers
• Posting receipts and payments and reconciling bank accounts
• Preparing and posting month end journals including; accruals, prepayments, deferred income and expenditure and depreciation
• Input stock movements and reconciling with trial balance figures
• Posting month end salary information
• Close down month end reports and year end balances
• Preparation and submission of client's monthly/quarterly VAT returns under MTD
• Deal with any queries which may arise from clients as primary contact for own portfolio of clients
• Opportunity to support management of trainees and apprentices

Experience required:

  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent and ideally AAT level 4 qualified.
  • Is keen to continue or pursue further accounting qualification, practical experience with similar role.
  • The Ability to assist clients with reporting and queries (previous client practice experience desirable).
  • Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organised with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Logical and systematic approach.
  • Numerate with strong communication skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative and/or part of a team.

Software used:
• Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel
• QuickBooks
• Xero
• Sage 50
• AutoEntry
• Dext
• Silverfin
• CCH Central

Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week

£20,000 pa to £30,000 pa depending on experience + Pension + Benefits

Interested? Please call Anne Marie on or email CV to

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