Assistant Accountant

West Sussex, Mid Sussex
£28000 - £32000 per annum
31 May 2024
21 Jun 2024
JN -052024-6431778
Nathan Jeffery
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Assistant Accountant / Mid Sussex / Finance / Accountancy

Client Details

A growing Mid Sussex organisation are looking to recruit a full time permanent Assistant Accountant.


As Assistant Accountant, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation and production of month-end journals including accruals and prepayments for management accounts for review by Management Accountant.
  • Preparing accurate balance sheet control account reconciliations for the management accounts to a year-end standard, ensuring full explanation for balances and appropriate backup.
  • Responsible for maintaining fixed asset register and monthly depreciation.
  • Responsible for Expenses.
  • Monthly reconciliation of costs and ensuring receipts are submitted for audit purposes and to ensure correct allocation of costs in multiple currencies.
  • Responsible for posting and reconciliation of sales invoicing to detailed sales reports.
  • Responsible for credit control on all sales ledger balances and resolving any queries promptly to ensure cash flow is maintained.
  • Ensure Aged Debtors report balances to the Nominal Control Account in the Balance Sheet, and that all transactions are allocated and posted in the correct period.
  • Responsible for checking and posting of currency purchase invoicing.
  • Working with the Management Accountant to ensure that the monthly stock and cost of sales position is accurately reflected in the Management Accounts.
  • Posting weekly currency payments on access to ensure Currency Bank Accounts reconcile with foreign exchange drawdowns.
  • Monthly Bank Reconciliations for GBP and foreign currency bank accounts.


  • Ability to work under pressure ensuring work is completed promptly to a very high standard.
  • Able to perform a hands-on, transactional role within both sales and purchase ledgers.
  • An organised and methodical approach with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Analytical and logical problem-solving skills, with strong numerical abilities.
  • Ability to communicate and liaise with staff at all levels within a business.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and Word is essential, including VLOOKUPS and pivot tables.
  • Experience in a similar role or relevant qualification is also desirable.
  • A Finance related degree background and/or an interest in undertaking an Accountancy qualification would be desirable but not essential (e.g. AAT or early studies of CIMA/ACCA)

Job Offer


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