Accounts Assistant

McGinnis Loy Associates is proud to be working with a fast growing Regional Accounting Firm who are looking to recruit a Client Bookkeeper/ Accounts Assistant to join their growing Outsourced Accounts team near Maidenhead.  Assisting with managing small and medium-sized client businesses, this is a fantastic opportunity to use your Management Accounts experience towards achieving promotion in the future, and key duties include:

  • Providing accounting services to clients accurately and to budget and time deadlines
  • Undertaking efficient and accurate bookkeeping in respect of client accounting records.
  • Assisting with the preparation of VAT returns, submitting returns and ensuring HMRC deadlines are met.
  • Responding to ad-hoc client requests in respect of their monthly/quarterly accounts in a timely manner.
  • Building solid and trusting relationships with clients and colleagues internally.
  • Collating client accounts information for bookkeeping and management accounts purposes, ensuring internal systems are all up to date.
  • Posting client transactions into the accounting software and checking for accuracy (Purchase/sales ledger, bank & control accounts etc)
  • Reviewing transactions to confirm their VAT treatment.
  • Providing some accounting technical support to clients when required.

To be considered for the Accounts Assistant role you should be seeking an accounting firm where wider responsibilities, personal ownership and a broader client base will be made available to you, and knowledge of computerised accounting packages such as Xero and Sage would be an advantage.  With some experience already in client management, book-keeping and basic management accounting duties, you should be able to meet both client and HMRC deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment and work with a close-knit team.  You should ideally be a Part-Qualified AAT or Part-Qualified ACCA Accountant, and looking to continue with your studies.

On offer is a salary up to £28,000 depending on relevant experience plus excellent benefits including 23 days holiday, corporate pension & healthcare schemes.  To apply for the position or for more information, please contact McGinnis Loy Associates (Reading office) by telephone on 01183 245 245 or via email at [email protected]

McGinnis Loy Associates is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy, in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act.

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