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Accounts Assistant

Payroll Elite
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 30, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
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Payroll Elite have partnered with this national organisation who is looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to join their growing team within thier outsourcing function
Main function of job
To play a leading role within the outsourcing team in providing a first class service to our clients with responsibility for managing a portfolio of clients and helping support the development of the team.
Main duties
* Oversee day to day bookkeeping and accounting for a variety of clients of different sizes and in different industries.
* Posting of month end journals and preparation of monthly management accounts, including the reconciliation and maintenance of balance sheet accounts.
* Preparation of analysis and commentary for inclusion in management accounts.
* Preparation and submission of VAT returns under MTD and capability to review returns prepared by others.
* Deal with ad hoc queries from clients as the primary contact for own portfolio of clients.
* Support the management and training of trainees and apprentices.
* Proactively support the team in developing knowledge and experience in new systems and technological advances.
Experience / skills required
* Educated to A level standard or equivalent and AAT level 4 qualified.
* Must have 3+ years’ experience of working within an accountancy practice in similar role.
* Keen to continue or pursue further accounting qualification.
* 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
23 days holiday (25 from April), pension, Life Assurance 4x salary, new flexible benefits portal
Between 08.00-18.30, working 7.5 hours a day within these hours. Core hours are between 9am - 17.30
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