Assistant Accountant

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Working for a respected membership association and leading UK independent testing, research and consultancy organisation, from HQ in Bracknell, Berkshire. This organisation are renowned as the benchmark in quality in construction/engineering and clients can be assured of an independent approach and authoritative reputation. Their wide range of services help companies improve the design, build and operation of buildings.

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The Assistant Accountant job itself where you will assist the Accountant in ensuring adherence to financial policies & procedures.

More specifically:

• Processing Company payroll monthly • Creating new starter accounts on Focalpoint • Overall monitoring of staff pension contributions, submitting (with HR) data on a monthly basis to the Pension Provider • Daily cash reporting & posting • Weekly multi-currency bank reconciliations • Quarterly VAT returns preparation and reconciliation • Preparation & posting of monthly prepayments & accruals • Preparation & posting of monthly depreciation charge • Maintaining Fixed Asset register for the Group • Completing and maintaining company costings • Monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts • Completion of statutory surveys from the Office of National Statistics • Assisting purchase & sales ledger with month-end close procedures • Monthly intercompany reconciliations • Validating coding and post company expenses & purchase ledger invoices to accounting system • Ad hoc analysis as required • Assisting with Audit Preparation and collation of audit files • Identification and implementation of process improvements • Deputising for Accountant as required • Providing holiday and sickness cover for other team members

This is an office-based job with a working pattern of 37 hours per week: Mon – Thursday 8.30 am-5 pm and on Friday 8.30 am-4.30 pm

You will have

To be successful as Assistant Accountant you will possess a healthy mix of the following: 

• AAT Qualified or Equivalent ACCA/CIMA Qualification • Strong Excel skills • Working knowledge / recent experience of payroll and related HMRC legislation • Working knowledge / recent experience of VAT and related HMRC Legislation • High Attention to detail • Process improvement mindset • Focused and methodical approach to managing work • Strong time management skills & ability to prioritise • Analytical and logical problem-solving skills • Ability to work alone • Ability to think outside the box • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines • Clear communicator: written and verbal • Good team player • At least 2 Years experience in a similar role • Knowledge and experience of Access, Dimensions, Selectpay (desirable)

You will get

As Assistant Accountant you will enjoy a competitive salary of  up to £30K + Package

Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance – 4 times annual gross reference salary (after confirmation), 26 Annual Holidays (pro-rata) and additional 8 Bank Holidays.

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To Assistant Accountant by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to 


30 July 2021
England, Bracknell
£30K + Package

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