Assistant Accountant

  • Job Reference: 0000012387
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Accountancy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client a superb organisation based in Leicester are looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant to join their accounts team. A fantastic opportunity for any aspiring trainee accountant to progress into a challenging new role.

As an Assistant Accountant, you will support the day to day functionality of the accounts department and contribute towards the monthly preparation of the company management accounts. The role will involve the following tasks and key areas of work:

-          Production of management accounts including P&L accounts production, forecasting and budgeting

-          Month-end balance sheet reconciliations

-          Other business related reconciliations

-          Purchase ledger and sales ledger transaction processing

-          Cost analysis and reporting

-          Assist the Finance Manager in other ad-hoc duties where required

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate the following skills and areas of experience:

-          an understanding of transactional level accounting (purchase/sales ledger)

-          a basic understanding of accounting principles including double entry bookkeeping

-          a solid grasp of Microsoft Excel

-          the ability to prioritise workload and manage deadlines effectively

-          excellent communication skills

What’s on offer?

-          Salary up to £25,000 per annum

-          Study Support (AAT, ACCA or CIMA)

-          25 days holiday + stat

-          Hybrid / Flexible working

Excellent benefits including

-          enhanced Maternity or Paternity pay

-          Staff Discounts

-          Company Pension

This is a great opportunity for a candidate to learn, develop and progress within an organisation, with a client who truly values their staff and looks wherever possibly to retain talent.