Job Description

Assistant Accountant

£35,000 + 10% Bonus


As a Assistant Accountant you will be reporting to the Head of Finance in a business that has plans to grow the Finance Team.

Requirement of this vacancy include the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure all finance transactional activities are processed by group Finance Shared Service Centre.
  • Support the Head of Finance with preparation of the monthly management accounts and group reporting.
  • Manage accruals and prepayments.
  • Weekly Cash flow forecasting.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns and managing the Deferred VAT account as well as any other queries with HMRC.
  • Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations monthly, including a thorough review of the GRNI, down payments and key account for specific suppliers as well as payroll/pension accounts.
  • Provide support on all audit requests, collating and retrieving as re-quired.
  • Supervise daily reconciliation of bank accounts and allocations to customer accounts and being main point of contact locally for finance related queries.
  • Supervise the preparation of the weekly/monthly BACS run in line with cash flow.
  • Make payments as required using the banking portal.
  • Supervise all credit control processes including allocating cash to customer accounts and chasing debt as required.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required by the business.
  • Process monthly payroll and all associated activities including pension etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar vacancy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong team player
  • QBE or ACA/ACCA/CIMA/AAT qualified or part-qualified OR 2 plus years’ experience in a similar role
  • The ability to analyse and solve problems
  • MS Office including excel pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, Sum ifs
  • Excellent Attention to detail
  • Experience working with ERP Finance packages   

Hours of Work

8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday

Whats in it for you

  • 25 days holiday plus Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Long service additional holiday scheme.
  • Hybrid working option after probationary
  • Yearly Salary Review
  • Xmas Shut Down
  • Life Insurance & Company Pension Scheme


Finance & Accounting is a specialist division within Professional Support here at Venatu Recruitment Group.  If you are an Assistant Accountant or Financial Lead that is currently seeking a change in your career and feel you have the financial match the desired criteria, please do get in touch and we would be happy to discuss the role with you in further detail.

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