Kreston Reeves LLP

Accounts Assistant

Competitive salary + benefits
15 Sep 2022
04 Oct 2022
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join our busy team in Canterbury working on a diverse range of clients almost exclusively setup on online accounting software.

Job Description

As chartered accountants and business advisers offering audit, accounts, strategic tax and business development advice as one of the major Accountancy and Financial Services firms practising in the South East of England, we would be looking for a driven and friendly individual to help the team ensure both deadlines and client expectations are being met.

You will need previous experience within an Accounting position, either in practice or industry. You will also need to be organised and have exceptional communication skills, understanding our clients’ needs in order to provide a personal, proactive and professional service.

We will be offering a competitive salary which comes with staff benefits including Contribution based Pension scheme, Cash Plan and many more.

Firm Introduction

Kreston Reeves advise dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals, and families on all areas of business, tax, and wealth. We help clients make confident decisions about their future.

With offices across London, Kent and Sussex and international reach via Kreston International, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of all our clients wherever their ambition takes them.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help clients to achieve their personal and business goals.

We are looking for a trusted member of staff to join the current team.

Firm Culture and Benefits

Having started out over 200 years ago, we are long-standing employers across our office communities in Kent, Sussex, London - and beyond. We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built and we’re grateful to our people for making it stronger every day. Our strong commitment to living our firm’s values means we listen carefully to our teams and enjoy helping each other succeed – creating a culture in which our employees can thrive and provide the highest service to our clients.

We want all our employees to be rewarded for their hard work and enjoy a balanced lifestyle, which is why we offer benefits such as agile working, and an engagement programme centred around mental health and wellbeing.

We are also proud of our active Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our own Kreston Reeves Charity Foundation enables us to consistently ‘give back’ to our local communities wherever we can, as well as provide opportunities for our employees to get more involved in charitable work and in choosing the causes which benefit from the Foundation. We give all of our employees the option to take one day paid each year for volunteering so they can support the charitable causes closest to them.

Other benefits we offer our employees include up to 5% contribution on our pension scheme and a grade specific flexible benefit pot to use throughout the year on a range of benefits (including mandatory Private health plan, Death in service and Income protection) from gym membership and restaurant discount cards, to travel insurance and additional health insurance - and much more.

We are proud of the positive culture and flexible working environment our employees enjoy.


  • Prepare statutory accounts in both FRS 105 and FRS 102 1(a) format.
  • Prepare Corporation Tax returns.
  • Bookkeeping and VAT return preparation, including working with our outsourcing teams.
  • Daily use of online accounting packages and ensuring knowledge of these products remains up to date.
  • Liaising with clients and dealing with ad hoc accounting and software queries.
  • Managing own workload and prioritising effectively.
  • Reporting to managers and partners and taking responsibility for completing tasks accurately, to deadline and liaise effectively.
  • Maintaining technical expertise and asking for training as needed.

The Individual

  • Capability, Knowledge and Experience:
  • At least 2 years’ experience working within an accounts department, either within industry or practice.
  • AAT qualified or part -qualified.
  • Adept in using Xero and QuickBooks Online and an interest in developing experience of Apps.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Methodical and able to plan an efficient approach to a task.
  • Comfortable communicating with clients via email, telephone and face-to-face.
  • Awareness of FRS 102 and 105 and how to prepare basic company accounts under each.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively to ensure all tasks are completed in a sensible order and by deadline date.
  • Must be able to communicate well in a team environment and keep management team up to date.
  • Use initiative and able to work independently, but equally know when to ask for help.
  • Forward thinking and comfortable challenging an existing approach if they feel a better alternative is available.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Friendly and professional.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Effective time management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Self-driven and motivated.
  • Team Player.
  • Resilient.
  • Approachable and available.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be a UK/Irish citizen or already possess a current UK Working Visa.

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