Accounts Assistant

Recruiter
Recruitment Genius
Location
Redruth, Cornwall, England
Salary
£17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted
22 Feb 2017
Expires
22 Mar 2017
Ref
00065062
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An accounts assistant is required to join a long established practice. They offer a personal, tailored approach to clients, so the ideal candidate must possess fantastic client interaction skills and be willing to "go the extra mile".

The successful candidate should be AAT qualified or qualified by experience with recent practice experience, and will be assisting the manager on a full time basis. Duties to include preparing VAT records and returns, accounts for sole traders and small Ltd Companies. Some knowledge of income tax and payroll would be an advantage but not a necessity.

The candidate should be flexible and hardworking and comfortable with managing the accounts on their own for the most part.

Responsibilities:
- Processing information received from clients through a computerised accounting package, normally VT or KIS, on a timely basis
- Preparing VAT returns for submission to clients for their approval
- Preparing and completing management accounts files for review by the relevant manager
- Dealing with clients on a day to day basis with regard to their queries in respect of the operation of their system, and queries arising during the preparation of the management accounts
- Maximising the use of the firm's computer system for preparation of accounts and working papers
- Any other duties that may be required from time to time

Qualifications and experience:
- AAT qualified or qualified by experience
- Relevant practice experience
- Experience of keeping books & records (cashbooks, management accounts & VAT)
- VT and other commercial accounting software experience including generating reports and problem solving
- IT literate and able to use Microsoft Word and excel

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