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Assistant Accountant

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

£30.5k per year


Assistant Accountant - Maternity Cover - based in Milton Keynes

Purpose of Role:

This Assistant Accountant role requires an individual who is organised, friendly, efficient and diligent. This role is for 6-12 Months to provide Maternity Cover.

Key Responsibilities:

The preparation of the monthly management accounts in conjunction with the Management Accountant. This includes but is not limited to:

The addition of new assets and depreciation journal. Maintaining the capital accounts. Profit and loss Maintaining the balance sheet. The posting and reconciliation of the salary postings on a monthly basis. The posting of routine monthly journals (including accruals) and review of the trial balance prior to the production of the monthly management accounts.

Assisting the Management Accountant with disbursement monitoring. Creation and maintenance of the firm's Accounts Handbook and any associated training materials. Liaison with third parties regarding the finance (e.g. Auditors, bank, other advisors). Assisting the Management Accountant with the WIP valuations as and when required. Ensuring that the financial postings and transactions are correct. Ensuring processes and procedures are in place to minimise errors and risk of fraud. Ensuring all financial transactions are effected within the permitted and agreed deadlines. Providing support to all teams with financial file management responsibilities with a particular focus on prompt file closures. Benchmarking and collating data on performance and practice standards. This will involve analysing data and identifying opportunities for improvement. Ensuring that month end responsibilities are effectively covered between yourself and the Management Accountant during times of absence. Preparation and submission of the VAT

Person Specification:

AAT qualified and achieved or studying towards CIMA (or an equivalent Accounting qualification). Financial reporting and investigation of queries. Familiar with financial processes and procedures. A working knowledge of VAT. Ability to work within a pressurised environment. Confidence and ability to communicate at senior levels and to liaise with all parties both internal and external.

Hours of work:

9.00am - 5.30pm (Monday - Friday)


  • 20 days holiday (increasing to 25 days in accordance with policy)

  • 3% pension contribution

  • BUPA Private Health (after 6 months completed service)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Income Protection Scheme

  • Death in Service Benefits

  • Perkbox

If you are interested, please get in touch ASAP or if this is not the exact role you are searching for please do not hesitate to contact me directly to discuss other opportunities.

Posted 32 days ago

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