AAT Qualified/Part Qualified Assistant Accountant - East Leeds

22000.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual + GBP22000 - GBP28000/annum study support and excellent benefits
12 May 2017
26 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant on a permanent basis within the East Leeds area.

This is an excellent opportunity for an AAT qualified, part qualified ACCA/CIMA or equivalent candidate to join a US owned, leading global organisation that support a diverse range of businesses internationally.

This is a newly created position that has arisen due to year on year growth and is an opportunity to join a company that pride themselves on their high levels of staff retention and offer a clear support and development programme for the successful candidate.

This role will report into and work closely with the Finance Business Partners and is very commercial in nature, allowing exposure to key stakeholders and the wider finance team on a daily basis.

This role will suit an individual who has a solid and proven accounting background, has a strong work ethic and is really looking to develop and grow with the business long term.

The successful candidate will gain full study support and the role comes with free on-site parking and a competitive benefits package.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:-

- Supporting the Finance Business Partners on a daily basis in order to ensure all financial processes are reported accurately and to strict deadlines.
- Assisting in the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts including providing calculations for month end reporting and accruals and prepayments.
-Performing balance sheet reconciliations to assist with the preparation of the quarterly balance sheet files for audit review.
- Assisting with the yearly budgeting process and working with the wider Finance team and other teams within the business.
- Working on ad-hoc projects alongside the Finance Business Partners.
- Overseeing the sales ledger function from start to finish, issuing out invoices, statements and carrying out reconciliations.
- Dealing with queries and setting up new customers on the system and assisting with other areas of finance as and when required.

The ideal candidate will:-

- Have extremely good communication skills, will be confident presenting themselves to senior management and will be able to challenge ideas when needed.
- Be able to develop and build relationships with customers both internal and external.
- Ideally be AAT qualified or be studying ACCA/CIMA and keen to develop a career in finance.
- Have experience of working within an accounting team and have an understanding of the demands of this type of role.
- Be able to work within a fast paced, deadline orientated environment.
- Have excellent attention to detail and will pick up new skills quickly.
- Have strong Word and Excel skills.

For further details please contact Gemma Watmough

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers