Assistant Accountant

United Kingdom
28000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
19 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Ref: ARC/089
Role: Assistant Accountant
Salary: GBP28k - GBP30k
Status: permanent
Location: Abingdon

A specialist employer with a reputation for excellence, based in Abingdon, is seeking an Assistant Accountant to join their finance team.
Reporting to the Deputy Bursar, the role of Assistant Accountant will involve the following:

• Purchase ledger processing - input, authorisation, reconciliation and payment of supplier accounts.
• Sales ledger processing - input non-fee billing items as provided
• Petty cash
• Credit card transaction posting
• Debtors - prepare banking, enter cheques/cash and direct payments onto sales ledger. Follow debt collection procedures to ensure prompt receipt of overdue accounts, including sending out statements and letters.
• Control account reconciliations including bank reconciliations.
• Prepayments
• Accruals
• Maintain fixed asset register
• Monitoring of budgets and liaising with budget holders and responding to their queries.
• Act as backup for monthly payroll and related systems - RTI, PAYE, pension reporting, auto enrolment.
• Assist with the preparation of termly management accounts and financial pack for presentation to the Governors.
• Assist with the annual budgeting process. Request, collate and review budget submissions from all departments.
• Assist with the preparations for the annual audit.

This full-time post for the Assistant Accountant requires a professional accountancy qualification, or studying towards AAT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA or equivalent, along with proven experience of working in a finance function and the ability to manipulate finance data with strong MS Office skills and Finance software skills.

In addition, you will need to have excellent communication skills, ability to prioritise your work, good organisational skills and flexibility, ability to work under pressure and to use on your own initiative.
Previous experience of the education sector would be desirable and a DBS clearance check would be ideal