Assistant Accountant

Web Recruit
£27030 per annum
19 Aug 2021
16 Sep 2021
Joshua French
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Accountant
Basingstoke, Hampshire

The Organisation

Our client offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives.

They recognise that no two people requesting their support do so for the same reason and they therefore tailor their service to achieve the best outcomes for each of their beneficiaries.

They’re now looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their team in Basingstoke and play a key role in their accounting processes.

The Benefits

- Annual salary of £27,030
- Pension: 8% pension contributions
- Annual leave: 25 days’ holiday rising to 27 plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
- Life assurance: 3 x salary
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible working practices

This is a rare opportunity for a qualified accounts technician to take on an important role within our organisation and support our client’s financial activities.

The Role

As an Assistant Accountant, you will play a key role in the management of our client’s accounting processes with particular focus on expenditure.

Specifically, working up to trial balance support, you will produce accurate and timely management accounts and annual financial statements. You will provide accounting support to the wider organisation, ensuring an efficient, timely and responsive finance function is provided.

Your role will also include:

- Reconciling expenditure on a daily basis
- Maintaining charity and subsidiary purchase ledgers
- Maintaining and updating the invoice processing and approval system
- Managing and processing employee expenses and company credit cards on a monthly basis

About You

To be considered as an Assistant Accountant, you will need:

- AAT or clear evidence of comparable experience
- Previous relevant experience in an accounts department
- Awareness of the principles of Data Protection and Information Security
- Experience of working on own initiative
- A proactive and can-do attitude with a desire to learn and develop
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong numeracy skills
- Accurate data entry skills
- Excellent communication and analytical skills
- Excellent IT skills to include Microsoft Excel

Previous experience of using Access Dimensions accounting software and Salesforce would be beneficial to your application. Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills would also be an advantage.

Other organisations may call this role Accounts Technician, Accounts Clerk, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Sales Ledger Clerk, or Senior Accounts Assistant.

Please note: during the current pandemic, our client is making all reasonable provisions to protect their employees and have implemented a number of initiatives to support this. Their interview, new starter and employment practices all operate in accordance with the latest government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This role is subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Services Check. The Charity is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. When recruiting new team members, regardless of the role, they are looking for people who share their values to help them to achieve their strategic plan.

Our client reserves the right to close this role early should they receive a sufficient number of applications. Due to the number of applications they receive, they are unable to contact applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from them within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

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