Assistant Company Accountant

Assistant Company Accountant

Haywards Heath
Up to £40,000 (depending on experience)
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We have a great opportunity for an Assistant Company Accountant to join our Finance team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

We’re looking for someone to be a key figure in the day-to-day running of the accountancy department. You’ll be responsible for preparing the monthly management accounts across the group, ensuring high integrity of information and that regulatory requirements are adhered to.

You’ll be required to manage the purchase and sales ledger process, ensuring all suppliers and customers are paid within payment terms.

Main responsibilities
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts in the required format and structure
  • Preparation of accruals and prepayments
  • Preparation of all month-end journals
  • Transfer pricing
  • Posting of daily cashbook transaction
  • Cashbook reconciliation
  • Balance sheet reconciliation
  • Maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register
  • Invoicing third party referral income
  • Preparation of aggregator costs and manage the deferred aggregator model
  • Completion of all technical payment schedules and monthly settlements
  • Monthly/yearly audit file preparation for year-end accounts
  • Assist the Company Accountant with ONS forms and VAT return
  • Dealing with all queries received into the Finance inbox
  • Posting of purchase ledger invoices, staff expenses and credit card expenses
  • Ensuring all invoices are authorised in accordance with the Delegation of Authority Policy
  • Processing weekly payment runs, ensuring all suppliers are paid within payment terms
  • Preparation of monthly company credit card reconciliation
  • Preparation of weekly/monthly creditor report
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • AAT Qualified, preferably studying early stages of CIMA or ACCA
  • Previous experience within an Assistant Company Accountant role or similar
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organisation skills, with the ability to meet tight reporting deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to adopt a logical approach 
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Computer literate, including strong Excel skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of the accounting policies and standards
  • A sound understanding of the structure of the group and its operations
  • Knowledge of FCA requirements (including Treating Customers Fairly)
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • An organised and proactive approach
  • Take responsibility for tasks and see them through to completion
  • Great attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy in recording and reporting
  • Flexible approach to work and a positive attitude
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strive to drive business improvements and contribute to the success of the business
What can we do for you? 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

We have employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle, including a company pension scheme, group life assurance, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, professional subscription fees, the opportunity to buy additional holiday, health cash plan, help with travel expenses and the opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work.

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
If this sounds like your next role and a company you’d like to work for, what’re you waiting for? Apply today!

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