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Assistant Accountant

Location: BASILDON, ESSEX Salary: 25000.00 - 32000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 2 days ago Reference: 3159643
We are exclusively recruiting for a large international firm who are now looking for a Part Qualified Assistant Accountant. The purpose of the role will be to support the Finance function and Financial Controller with a professional attitude and proactive approach. This varied role requires an individual with excellent attention to detail, personal time management skills and organisation skills as it involves a diverse number of finance related and operational tasks. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for a hands on role with the opportunity to grow.

The role will encompass the following:

o Responsibility for preparation of financial data from trial balance to produce regular financial reporting documents for the business, including:

- Purchase order management – ensuring PO’s are approved correctly, matching to delivery notes, recording delivery note data, filing appropriately and entry onto weekly cashflow analysis.

o Supplier invoice processing – after approval and reconciliation to PO then payment.

o Employee expenses – checking, VAT analysis, receipts, processing and payment.

o Credit card monthly analysis, collation of receipts, VAT and reasonableness review – flag up any concerns to the FC.

o Sales invoice preparation per quotation and analysis.

o Filing of purchase orders / invoices and other finance related paperwork.

o Responsibility for all bank reconciliations.

o Reconciliation of balance sheet control accounts prior to finalising the monthly accounts.

o Maintenance of fixed asset ledger, monthly depreciation charge, asset tag control and issue and disposal maintenance.

o Stock control system – assist with implementation, capturing stock movements and entering relevant financial stock adjustments.

o Weekly cash reporting and contribution to forecasting.

o Reconciliation of Inter Company accounts.

o VAT returns for all UK VAT registered subsidiaries.

o EU VAT annual returns.

o Assisting in the preparation of monthly management accounts.

o Assisting in the production of year-end schedules for audit.

o Update and collation of timesheet data used for making grant claims and internal management reporting, on a timely basis.

o Ad-hoc duties that fall with the finance department.



The ideal applicant must be studying towards either the ACCA or CIMA, have worked within a similar role, along with being a car driver due to the location of my client.

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