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Assistant Accountant job

Location: ST. ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE Salary: 25000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 2
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3064448
Are you an efficient individual looking for their next role?

I have an exciting opportunity in the heart of St. Albans as an Assistant Accountant with the chance of growing responsibility, study support and progression.

My client is a highly reputable company, with a welcoming and friendly team of 20 in an open plan office.

If you think you fit the job criteria below, please apply!

Alternatively, if you would like some more information on this job, please give me a call on 01727 731960 or email me on

Job description-


My client uses Xero  to load suppliers and sales invoices by department. You will also need to understand and manage Prepayments and Accruals, reconciling bank feeds to invoices, and scanning and attaching all invoices to their Xero system.

Client Bookkeeping- 

To provide backup and support for client side accounting function, for example holiday cover.
This will also include providing client reports on portfolio performance where necessary in an agreed format

Making bank payments to suppliers and staff and depositing cheques at the bank. This job will also include filing bank statements etc.
There will be necessary banking duties such as; writing cheques as appropriate, keeping cash and cheque books securely and efficiently, moving client funds when necessary and liaising with the bank with new bank account set ups.

Credit Control- 

Arrears chasing for all departments
Identifying bad debts 
Reporting company performance on a regular basis 
Identifying areas of concern
Reviews of company costs on a regular basis


Payroll is mainly outsourced, however to have this run efficiently you will need to be able to liaise with external staff on a monthly basis, calculate monthly salaries with any staff changes including any commission payments and be able to pay PAYE monthly on time


Ensure the VAT bank accounts is adequate for the quarterly VAT return on a monthly basis
Filing and paying VAT quarterly for company and key client portfolios 

Petty cash- Managing petty cash book for sundries and keeping an up to date record of this for payments 

Accounts filing-

Keep an organised and accurate record throughout 
Maintaining a clear filing system
Completing and processing any legally required returns/reports/ surveys for HMRC/Pensions

For this job, the right candidate will need to work efficiently on their own, but still be able to form relationships, liaise with other members of staff and work well within their team.

Someone who has both accounting experience mixed with administrative and banking is preferable.

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