Assistant Accountant

  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Part Qualified
  • Location
    Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • External Reference

Assistant Accountant (Business Services) - Accountancy Practice

A new opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Accountant to join the busy Business Services team at our Huntingdon office.

The team assists a wide variety of businesses including manufacturing, construction, and technology businesses, professional firms, charities and farms. This means that we can offer you exposure to a broad portfolio of work.

The role will predominantly involve preparing financial accounts for sole traders, partnership and limited companies, along with corporation and personal tax compliance. There will also be some bookkeeping work and preparation of VAT returns for clients. Some of the duties may be carried out at clients' premises so a full clean driving licence will be necessary.

The successful candidate:

Will have good academic results with a minimum C grade GCSE in Mathematics and English (or equivalent).

Will be ideally AAT qualified but you will have to be at level 3 or above to apply for this position or qualified by experience to a comparable standard, with a high level of IT proficiency and the ability to use various packages, in particular: MS Office (Word, Excel), Sage Line 50, Xero and Quickbooks. Familiarity with CCH software would be useful.

You may be looking to embark on or continue with the ICAEW/ACCA qualification, although this is not essential.

Will have previous involvement in accounts preparation work, the production of management and other accounts, along with an understanding and experience of personal and corporate tax. Basic bookkeeping skills, along with experience in payroll, and the preparation of VAT returns, would be helpful, but not essential.

It is essential that you have recent previous experience within a UK accountancy practice environment.

Will be confident and articulate in dealing with a wide range of clients.

Will have a tenacious, thorough and self-motivated attitude with an expert eye for detail, good organisational skills and the ability to identify / flag up potential issues to more senior staff for attention.

Will be competent in dealing with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

Will have a full clean UK driving licence and access to own transport, with the willingness to travel to assignments when necessary.

Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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