Kreston Reeves LLP

Accounts Assistant

Location
Canterbury
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
21 Nov 2022
Closes
21 Dec 2022
Ref
566
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Accounts Assistant

We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join Craven Street Wealth 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

Responsibilities

  • 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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