Assistant Accountant

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
25000.00 GBP Annual
18 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting & varied Assistant Accountant job, Edinburgh, GBP25,000 - GBP30,000 Your new companyA long-standing and developing public sector group are exclusively partnered with Hays to recruit an Assistant Accountant. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity. Your new roleAs the Assistant Accountant, you will report directly to the Finance Manager carrying out all-round bookkeeping duties with regards to 6 entities in addition to producing monthly management accounts for 3. This will involve maintaining the sales and purchase ledgers, undertaking daily bank reconciliations, processing BACS payments, preparing and paying quarterly VAT, and debt recovery. You will also be involved in payroll, preparing the necessary information for part time and temporary staff to be sent to an external payroll bureau, and handling end of year payroll and monthly payments to HMRC. Additional ad-hoc duties may include assisting with subscriptions, filing and responding to queries. What you'll need to succeedThe successful candidate will have strong bookkeeping skills and experience. You will have high quality analytical and arithmetical skills with the ability to detect and solve inconsistencies and improve processes and procedures. The client is looking for an individual with a flare for saving costs and time. You will be organised with attention to detail, efficiently and accurately inputting data. Success will be determined by your ability to engage and add value. Studying towards a recognised professional qualification is desirable but not a requirement. What you'll get in returnJoining a small and friendly team in a varied role you will gain a view of accounts in their entirety with the potential for career progression. You will receive a generous salary of between GBP25,000 and GBP30,000 depending on experience with mentoring support if you are undergoing CIMA or ACCA studies. Working hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 3:30pm on Friday. Further to this, you will be offered an impressive pension scheme and generous holiday allowance, including 20 days annual leave per annum plus usual public holidays and a Christmas break. What you need to do nowIf you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at