Assistant Accountant

cer Financial
Tunbridge Wells
25000.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual
21 May 2019
31 May 2019
Contract type
Full time

Assistant Accountant
12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Kent – Tunbridge Wells
Circa GBP25,000 – GBP28,000 pa plus benefits

cer Financial are working with a Financial Services institution based in Kent, who are looking to grow their busy team with an Assistant Accountant on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract basis.

This role involves assisting the chief Operational Accountant, assuring the smooth running of Operational Accounts.

Main Responsibilities of an Assistant Accountant will include:

  • Maintaining the majority of bank accounts including investments
  • Year end – Directors letter of representation and bank authority letters
  • Staff expenses, petty cash. Bank reconciliations on a weekly/monthly basis.
  • Detailed expense and budget comparisons (monthly and quarterly)
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • IB Policy payments and monthly accounting.
  • Bank daily reconciliations.
  • Monthly reconciliations consisting of Cash loans, Premium Loans, Commission Balances, Policy suspense, Termination Suspense.
  • Intercompany reconciliation and settlement
  • Salary journal for Private medical contributions each month
  • Help set up and maintain the groups' authorisation manual
  • Providing information to the Management Accountant
  • Produce reliable monthly reconciliations

The successful Assistant Accountant will include:

  • AAT or Part qualified (CIMA/ACCA)
  • Tangible experience within accounting, of Bank Reconciliations, Expense processing, Accruals, Prepayments etc
  • Proactive and can work independently
  • Being able to work to strict deadlines
  • Excellent numeracy skills and Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Excellent external and internal customer care and dealing with people at all levels

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