Due to continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join our team.  This role is within the Accounts department of the Practice that provides services to our clients.

Requirements for Accounts Assistant:

  • 1 years accounting experience (within a Practice environment preferable)
  • Experience using cloud software including as Quickbooks, Xero & Sage
  • Experience using desktop accounts software including Quickbooks and Sage
  • Act with due care and attention and ensure confidentiality is applied at all times
  • Commitment to learning new skills to develop your knowledge
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external parties

Responsibilities for Accounts Assistant

  • To undertake the training requirements of the Practice in order to develop and progress your knowledge and skills.
  • To integrate successfully with the team and provide effective support for other team members.
  • To assist with bookkeeping processes as required by the team including processing of day book entries and associated control accounts.
  • To correctly code the nominal codes on the client’s trial balance and input onto our accountancy preparation software, Digita.
  • To have knowledge of control accounts including bank reconciliations and areas such as VAT and PAYE.
  • To prepare the electronic working paper files for annual accounts assignments for review.
  • To prepare analysis schedules to assist senior members of the team with the preparation of VAT returns for submission to HMRC.
  • To prepare written communication for review to send to our clients to obtain information to complete the accounts preparation process.
  • In respect of audit clients, to follow the instructions and plan provided by more senior members of the assignment. Work undertaken will include bank transaction testing, sales and purchase directional testing and profit and loss schedules.
  • Communicate effectively with your manager or other peers in order that any areas of concern can be dealt with. To include updating them as to the progress of work undertaken.
  • To deal with the team’s administrative tasks including the preparation of confirmation statements and filing of clients data onto our electronic filing cabinet, virtual cabinet.
  • To adhere to and follow the Practice’s workflow procedures including updating digita practice management tasks and completing daily timesheets.
  • To be prepared to take on additional tasks and follow instructions and procedures that are required for the operation of the accounts and audit process.
  • To adhere to the Firm’s Health & Safety Policy at all times.

Benefits for Accounts Assistant

  • A competitive salary
  • Apprenticeship training and full support to gain relevant qualifications with AAT and the opportunity to progress to either ACCA or ACA.
  • Paid parking
  • A pension plan of 4.5% employers contribution and 4% employees contribution on full salary (after 3 months service)
  • Death in Service Policy based on x2 Salary from first date of employment)
  • Tax-free Birthday and Christmas gifts
  • Annual bonus based on profits – averages between 2-3.5% of salary based on a full year of working
  • Early finish Friday option (full time employees only)
  • On-going courses and training

For more information on becoming a qualified accountant please refer to the links below to the respective professional bodies.

https://www.aat.org.uk/career-in-finance

https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/qualifications/why-acca.html

https://www.icaew.com/icaew-careers/early-careers-and-training

ALL ENQUIRIES:

Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of our HR Assistant Terri O’Neill – terri.oneill@lambert-chapman.co.uk

Lambert Chapman Chartered Accountants

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