Assistant Accountant.

Herefordshire/ full time / Negotiable

Role Specification:
Location:                            St Albans
Department:                     Accounts
Reporting to:                     Management Accountant
Salary:                                 £/Dependent on experience/Market rate
Benefits:                             25 days holiday, pension, Life Assurance 4x
Hours:                                 37.5hours Monday – Friday 0900-1730 with flexi hours

Main function of job 
?This is great opportunity for either a part qualified accountant or someone wanting to embark on their finance career to learn and develop within our internal accounts team, supporting the wider business across a number of different areas. 

Main duties 
The below duties are dependent on the experience level of the candidate. In addition to these functions employees will be required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required.
  • Provide support to our month end process, including the preparation and posting of month end journals to Xero
  • The opportunity to become involved in the preparation of the management accounts, including maintaining and preparing balance sheet reconciliations as well as WIP and debtor schedules
  • Support the credit card and employee expenses processes, ensuring employee expenses are processed and reimbursed on a timely basis
  • Provide support to the credit control team, including helping chase clients for payments, running reports, mail merges and updating fees ledgers
  • Help maintain our practice management system (CCH)
  • Support the internal payroll process as required, including liaising with HR and other stakeholders
  • Provide assistance to other members of the department when required 
  • Deal with any queries which may arise from Partners/staff within the firm
Equipment/Software Packages used
  • Xero
  • All Microsoft applications
  • Star Payroll
  • CCH Central
Qualifications/education required
  • Educated to A level standard 
  • Desirable if they were qualified in AAT 
Experience required
  • 2-3 years’ experience within a similar role
  • Bookkeeping experience, ideally within Xero
  • Good excel skills
  • Good working knowledge
Particular aptitudes/ skills required
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Logical and systematic approach
  • Flexibility
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Work on own initiative
  • Numerate