French Speaking Accounts Assistant

Southampton, Hampshire
£22000 - £28000 per annum
29 Oct 2020
05 Nov 2020
James Carman
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

My client in Southampton is looking for candidates for a French Speaking Accounts Assistant they are currently looking for.

Client Details

My client is a large company based in Southampton.


  • To provide consultancy and VAT advisory services at the highest standard, this includes the following aspects:

  • Filing VAT returns in a timely manner, ensuring accuracy, and not incurring penalties.

  • Advising clients which tax office to make payments to.

  • Reminding clients proactively in terms of outstanding returns.

  • Ensuring that European filings, EC Sales and Intrastat reporting are in place where or if required.

  • Review thresholds in place in each country and notify European offices of such data.

  • Managing client's accounts in co-ordination with the Credit Control Department.

  • Notifying clients when the account is due for payment and chasing them when the account is overdue. Inform clients of potential VAT penalties within all Countries.

  • Corresponding with clients in relation to tax authorities in Europe.

  • Liaise with European offices, ensure VAT queries are raised in a timely manner.

  • Report to the Senior Team with regards to VAT filing, with the expectation of doing 90% of returns

  • Providing added value services and comprehensive solutions such as auditing tax legislation in Europe.


Whilst accounting exposure is previous roles would be great, the main thing is candidates MUST be fluent in French.

Accounts experience is Desirable. The company are happy to provide training for someone who wants a career in accounting/finance.

Support for further qualifications on the tax side and ACCA is possible.

Job Offer

An excellent salary and benefits package is available to the successful candidate.

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