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Assistant Accountant

£28000.0 - £30000.0 per annum + £30,000 + Study Support

Tonbridge, Kent

Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd

As an Assistant Accountant, you will play a crucial role in supporting financial operations within our organisation. Your responsibilities will span from day-to-day bookkeeping tasks to assisting with financial reporting and compliance. We seek a candidate who is AAT qualified, with aspirations of pursuing ACCA or CIMA qualifications, or someone who is already part-qualified. This role will also provide you with full study support. Previous experience within the professional service industry is essential.

Your new role
Financial Data Management:

* Assist in data entry, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
* Maintain financial records, including accounts payable and receivable.
* Reconcile bank statements and other financial transactions.

Month-End and Year-End Activities:

* Participate in month-end closing procedures.
* Prepare journal entries and adjustments.
* Assist in the preparation of management accounts and financial statements.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

* Collaborate with the finance team to create and monitor budgets.
* Analyse financial data to provide insights for decision-making.

Payroll Processing:

* Manage payroll processes, including calculations, deductions, and tax compliance.
* Ensure accurate and timely salary payments.

Compliance and Reporting:

* Assist in VAT returns and tax computations.
* Prepare regulatory financial reports.
* Maintain compliance with accounting standards and regulations.

Financial Analysis:

* Support financial planning by analysing trends, costs, and revenues.
* Identify areas for improvement and cost-saving opportunities.

Communication and Collaboration:

* Liaise with internal teams, clients, and suppliers regarding financial matters.
* Provide financial information and respond to queries.

What you\'ll need to succeed

* AAT Qualified: Possess a recognised AAT qualification.
* Progressive Mindset: Willingness to pursue ACCA or CIMA qualifications or already part-qualified.
* Industry Experience: Previous work within the professional service industry.
* Attention to Detail: Accuracy in financial data entry and reporting.
* Analytical Skills: Ability to interpret financial information.
* Software Proficiency: Familiarity with accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, Xero).

What you\'ll get in return

* £30,000 DOE
* Full study support
* 10% bonus
* Opportunities for professional development and growth.
* Free gym on site

What you need to do now

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