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Accounts Assistant - City of London

Job Title: Accounts Assistant - City of London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: 30000 - 36000
REF: 1273
Contact Name: Debbie Curtis
Contact Email: debbie@curtisrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Curtis Recruitment is seeking an AAT qualified Accounts Assistant to join our client’s six-partner practice at its office in the City.  This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join the firm’s international financial outsourcing team.
 
As a member of the outsourcing team, you will receive on the job training to complement your technical knowledge and will be provided with the opportunity to learn a variety of accountancy software packages and build strong relationships with the company’s clients.
 
Advanced development is encouraged and will be rewarded with the assignment of additional responsibilities enabling you to advance to the next level in your career.
 
The key responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant will be:
 
   -   Preparation and review of monthly journals; prepayments, accruals, salaries and depreciation
   -   Roll forward of monthly reporting packages and preparation of accurate financial reporting packs for review
   -   Organising source documentation received from clients for processing
   -   Supervision and training of Financial Administrators
   -   Inter-company reconciliations
   -   Completion of VAT reporting requirements
   -   Preparation of low risk FSA returns
​   -   Preparation of cash flow forecasts
   -   Assistance with year-end procedures and liaising with auditors
   -   Liaising with clients and answering routine queries

You will be assigned your own portfolio of clients and will be working alongside senior members of staff, assisting when needed in a fast-paced environment.
 
To be considered for this role, you will satisfy the following:
 
   -   Full AAT qualification and at least 3 years’ practical work experience gained within practice
   -   Strong experience in preparing monthly management accounts Xero accounting software experience Strong IT skills and sound knowledge of             Excel
   -   Strong analytical skills and good attention to detail
   -   Ability to manage own tasks, good time management and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
   -   A minimum of seven A-C grades at GCSE level including grades B or above in both English and Maths
   -   Very strong communication skills, both written and verbal
   -   An enthusiastic, smart working individual with a "can do" attitude
   -   A commitment to progressing a career in accountancy
   -   Self-discipline, organised, proactive, able to make and justify own decisions
   -   A willingness to learn and grow within a commercial environment where client care is the primary focus
​   -   Smart and professional in appearance