Accounts Assistant

posted 25th September 2019
  • United Kingdom
  • £18,000 - £23,000 Per Annum
  • Guildford
  • Full Time


  • £18,000 - £23,000 Per Annum


AJ Chambers are currently recruiting for a Top 10 practice based in Guildford who are seeking an Accounts Assistant.

They have 8 partners and 80 staff the Guildford office and draws on a wide variety of financial and business expertise to provide a comprehensive range of accountancy and financial advisory services to both corporate and private clients.

Purpose of the role: 

Accurate processing of client’s financial data and assistance with the preparation of management accounts and other outputs, within the time frame agreed with the client or required by statute.

Key Responsibilities:

• Prepare and input client transactions onto computerised ledger systems.

• Reconciliation of sales and purchase ledgers.

• Reconciliation of bank accounts on software.

• Preparation of quarterly VAT returns for review.

• Preparation of quarterly VAT/EC Sales list returns from financial information supplied by client for review.

• Assisting with the preparation of annual financial statements, including statutory accounts, partnership accounts and sole trader accounts for tax purposes.

• Attending to client administration including engagement letters and billing processes.

Key Competencies:

• Accuracy – to ensure transactions are processed correctly.

• Judgement - be able to assess a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on the information available or ask a manager where unsure.

• Planning and organisation - needed throughout the process to ensure deadlines are met.

• Client focus - develop relationships and gain client’s trust. Ability to attend to client queries and emails on a timely basis.

• Use of IT – be able to work on bookkeeping packages and Excel.

• Teamwork – working with colleagues in the team.

• Flexibility – to assist with other ad hoc services that arise from time to time.

Key Experience / Skills: 

• Prior experience of computerised accounting packages would be advantageous. 

• Prior experience of working with Microsoft Office suite. 

• Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team. 

• Results orientated to meet and exceed client expectations, with a key focus on delivering high quality work that consistently meets internal and/or external client deadlines.

If you are interested in the role offered or would like to know more, please apply direct or contact Ben Bennett at AJ Chambers.

Job reference: BBSWGUI

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