Kreston Reeves LLP

Accounts Assistant

Competitive salary + benefits
23 Jan 2023
23 Feb 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Accounts Assistant

Kreston Reeves is currently hiring for an Accounts Assistant to join on a permanent basis is Canterbury.

We are so much more than just accountants, business and financial advisers…

Our purpose is to guide our clients, colleagues, and communities to a brighter future.

Kreston Reeves LLP

We’re committed to living by se and values -  'Understand’,  'Look ahead’,  'Make it personal’,  'Be crystal clear’ and  'Be human’. And have created a culture in which we strive for our clients, colleagues, and communities to thrive.

We work as a team and have a wide range of skills, specialisms, and expertise amongst us. We pride ourselves on being a socially responsible employer and have a very active Corporate Social Responsibility programme which holds us accountable against four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - 'Good health and wellbeing’, 'Quality education’, 'Reduced inequalities’ and 'Climate action’.

Kreston Reeves is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse, fair, and inclusive culture. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for our roles and equal consideration will be given to every application.

Our people are our core asset so it’s important to us that we create an environment where they are recognised, included, and valued.

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. We are 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 to provide a personal, proactive, and professional service.

As the Accounts Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • 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.


  • 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.

What's in it for me?

Kreston Reeves is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect:

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Opportunities to develop a varied portfolio of work with different clients
  • Strong, inspiring, and thought-provoking leadership
  • A genuinely supportive and collaborative environment
  • A culture of learning in a stimulating environment

As well as this, we offer:

  • Leave    – We offer a generous annual leave allowance, Holiday buying (up to 5 days), Agile working
  • Retail –   Restaurant cards (Gourmet Society and Tastecard), Discount shopping, Fabyouless
  • Mental Wellbeing –   Employee assistance programme and counselling
  • Physical Wellbeing –   Vitality PMI/Westfield Hospital Treatment Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance , BMI Health Assessment , GymFlex, DNAFit, Annual flu jab
  • Financial Wellbeing –   5% matched contribution pension, 2x salary Life Assurance , Westfield Health Cash Plan , 50% Income Protection for 5 years, Increase to Life Assurance,  Increase to Health Cash Plan, Options to increase pension, life assurance and healthcare cash plan (yourself and/or family)
  • CSR –   Give as you earn , 1 day off to take up volunteering opportunities. Opportunities to support our commitment to charitable causes
  • Travel –   Cycle to work scheme , Travel Insurance , Interest Free Season Ticket Loan (London only) , Interest Free Car or Motorbike Loan
  • Recognition –   Monthly nominations for financial awards based on culture and values demonstration, fair and transparent meritocracy
  • Development –   We offer continuous support and development with clear mapped progression routes across the business. Access to a calendar of training courses run internally and externally, offer paid professional subscriptions
  • Diversity Inclusion and Belonging –   We operate several Family friendly policies, offer Childcare vouchers and take proactive steps to create an inclusive environment

Kreston Reeves celebrates and promotes diversity and acknowledges that difference brings value to our business. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome an application from you regardless of your race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe in creating an even playing field for all of our colleagues, where we can all belong.

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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