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Accounts Assistant

  The Accounts Assistant is responsible for the initial preparation of client accounts, management accounts, bookkeeping and VAT returns. Effectively manage client enquiries within their range of expertise and to refer to their line manager before any advice is given. Consider any tax compliance issues or opportunities for cross selling of other group services when carrying out tasks. Develop and maintain a good working relationship with clients. Respect client confidentiality and promptly report any concerns which may affect the firm’s client relationship e.g. money laundering, unethical business practice, complaints etc.    

THE ROLE

The key responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant are to:

Prepare client accounts to part or final completion stage dependent on the complexity of the business, for approval. Complete bookkeeping, management accounts and VAT returns. This may include travel to and working at clients’ premises.
Have previous experience in an accounting practice.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE 

  • Have previously worked in an Accountancy Practice
  • Have achieved, or in the final year of completing, an AAT qualification or be qualified by experience.
  • Have basic knowledge of accounting standards and the accounting provisions of the Companies Act.
  • Possess suitable IT skills to operate in-house programmes and prepare and develop spreadsheets as necessary.
  • Be able to actively manage their own workload, take responsibility for their own development and demonstrate effective inter-personal skills.
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