Assistant Financial Accountant

Eastbourne, East Sussex
£25000 - £30000 per annum
20 Mar 2023
17 Apr 2023
JN -032023-5982287
Owen Hixson
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Assistant Financial Accountant / £25k - £30k / Hybrid / Eastbourne

Client Details

My client is a well-established business based in the heart of Eastbourne. They are a leading organisation in their industry, and have a newly created role for an Assistant Financial Accountant.


As the Assistant Financial Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with preparation of robust and timely financial information for the trading activities of the group, including analysis of company expenditure
  • Transactional processing duties including verifying and maintaining all necessary records for invoices, expenses, payments and transactions
  • Preparing, reviewing and processing journals (including month-end journals, cost allocations), calculate and justify relevant accruals, prepayments.
  • Review and processing of utility related invoices and analysis thereon of expenditure
  • Verifying expense claims submitted through the company expenses system and producing reporting on expenses with further analysis to produce insight
  • Involvement in preparing balance sheet reconciliations, reconciling bank balances and other financial controls to ensure robust and reliable financial information
  • Involvement in year-end finalisation and Trial balance preparation, support in the preparation of statutory financial statements, assisting with the annual audit process and provision of information for external advisors
  • Assisting with compliance requirements for Finance, including statutory financial reporting, VAT, Corporation Tax, CIS
  • Involvement in finance & reporting projects, particularly those impacting financial accounts reporting and finance operated systems.


To be successful in your application for Assistant Financial Accountant, you should have:

  • Experience in a Finance position, supporting month-end
  • Previous experience of balance sheet reconciliations and financial controls is advantageous
  • Experience with financial reporting and data management, delivering high quality reports and analysis
  • Clear attention to detail and 'right first time' approach
  • Willingness to use initiative to resolve issues and seek solutions
  • Confident self-motivator with ability to manage own time effectively, work under pressure and to deadlines, with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Desire for continual improvement, embracing technology and driving efficient ways of working
  • Ability to work within a team environment as well as being proactively independent
  • Strong MS Excel skills required
  • Desire to continue your development with professional qualifications

Job Offer

If you are successful, you should expect:

  • Saalry £25,000 - £30,000 (Possibly flex for the right person)
  • Hybrid Working
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Opportunity for continuous development

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