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Accounts Assistant – Central London (Hybrid)

  • Full Time
  • Central London
  • This position has been filled.
  • Salary:Up to £26,000

Are you studying accounting and keen to get more experience in practice? Would you love to join a friendly team and have incredible opportunities for career development? We are actively recruiting an accounting trainee to join an established and friendly firm in Central London as Accounts Assistant. 

About the Role & Workplace

Our client helps small and medium-sized businesses navigate today’s ever-changing financial landscape with useful, understandable and regular financial information so they can achieve their personal and business goals. As business advisors their main values are to inspire and grow so they can support clients with passion and purpose. 

Accounts Assistant Role & Responsibilities: 

  • Bookkeeping
  • Bank and other reconciliations
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly management accounts
  • Assist with statutory accounts preparation
  • Assist with corporation tax and personal tax returns
  • Some office administration
  • Be knowledgeable about the different services of the firm and when clients may need these services
  • Use online social networking sites such as LinkedIn to build up a professional profile, both personally and on behalf of the firm
  • Deliver the client service level agreements with efficiency and friendly demeanour  
  • Work with clients to gain a high client satisfaction score and minimise client churn
  • Deliver a high technical standard so there are no mistakes or client complaints about the quality of work 
  • Adhere to the firm’s client care policy
  • Develop and manage turnaround time to an agreed target
  • Work with line manager to agree on individual productivity targets
  • Keep up-to-date with technical updates, changes in accounting and tax regulations, the current (and proposed future state) of cloud accounting platforms, financial software, cloud-based financial and business apps
  • Take ownership of your development and personal workload (you will be well-supported)
  • Contribute to the growth of the firm

This role is based at the client’s Central London office and hybrid working is available.

Opportunity to progress: This is an excellent career development opportunity with the potential for the right person to progress in the firm over time.

What you’ll bring to the table

  • Good understanding of UK GAAP accountancy and bookkeeping
  • Knowledge of accounts software like Xero and TaxCalc
  • Ideally, 1-2 years of experience with bookkeeping, payroll, VAT, reporting, reconciliation and invoice payments 
  • Knowledge and experience of management accounts or the willingness to learn
  • Strong working proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office software
  • Accurate and amazing attention to detail
  • Reliable and effective workload management
  • Confident communicator with good interpersonal skills to maintain relationships with colleagues and clients
  • A resourceful, can-do attitude to problem-solving
  • Must be based and have the right to work in the United Kingdom

What’s in it for you?

  • Position: Accounts Assistant, full-time or part-time (minimum 4 days per week)
  • Location: Central London, with the opportunity for hybrid and flexible working
  • Salary: up to £26,000 DOE, pro rata for part-time
  • Perks: excellent study support, fantastic career development and training opportunities

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we would love to see your CV – apply today!

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