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Assistant Accountant

Full Time
Central London,
£30,000 - £32,000

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Description

Our client, a leading consulting firm is looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant on an permanent basis. This role will be reporting to the Finance Manager, and your duties will include, but not be limited to;

Responsibilities:

  • Managing a portfolio of clients ensuring timely & accurate production of financial statements, CT600,
    management accounts and reporting packs (including bookkeeping & payroll)
  • Acting as major point of contact for clients together with the Business Line Manager. This includes
    responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of
    progress and identifying cross-selling opportunities
  • Company incorporation and set up (including coordination of UK bank account opening, employment
    contracts, employee benefits)
  • Building sustainable external and internal client relationships
  • Performing Company Secretary duties for clients
  • Use of Sage 50, QuickBooks Online or other cloud based solutions to maintain books and produce
  • trial balance, profit & loss and other reports
  • Processing monthly payrolls including general payroll queries and related issues
  • Preparation of HMRC related returns including monthly PAYE/NI submissions and quarterly VAT
    returns.
  • Admin and any other ad-hoc duties as required

Duties

Requirements:

  • Ideally the successful candidate will have previous Management and Financial Accounts experience
  • Experience with Month end accounts preparation
  • Strong communication skills are essential
  • A self starter and the ability to work collectively within a team environment as well as autonomously
  • Studying towards ACCA qualification
  • French speaker preferred but not essential
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in UK accounting practice
  • Excellent bookkeeping & organisational skills, and attention to detail
  • Completely conversant in the use of Sage and Microsoft Office tools. Experience in the use of
  • QuickBooks and similar accounting solutions would be advantageous