Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Guildford
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 19-09-18
Contact Name: Chris Howden
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2020 16:01

Job Description

Reporting to the Accounts Senior and/or Managers, you will be responsible for the preparation of year end accounts and preparation of draft tax returns.  You will be AAT Level 3 or 4 qualified, with a drive to continue studying for the relevant professional experience with a view to becoming a qualified accountant.


Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Preparation of draft financial statements from client’s documentation
  • Preparation of accounts for a variety of clients (sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, LLPs and charities)
  • Preparation of draft corporation tax computations and liaison with tax team
  • Liaison with and dealing with basic client queries
  • Review of client records with a view to recommending improvements to clients records and processes
  • Assistance with drafting engagement letters for dispatch to client well in advanced of accounts assignment.
  • Preparation of all draft documents including letter of representation and minutes where necessary
  • To ensure necessary adjustments are made to accounts before they are finalised and that disclosure checklists are completed.
  • Management accounts preparation
  • Delegate analysis work to more junior staff and monitor progress, including reviewing work once complete.
  • Travelling to client premises as required and to deal with clients in a professional manner either in person, telephone or by email.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Qualified at either AAT L3 or L4 or part-qualified ACA/ACCA
  • Competent in Microsoft office, including Excel and Word
  • Ability to prioritise workload in order to achieve work deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • To demonstrate good timekeeping skills as well as displaying a professional attitude in all aspects of their work.
  • To demonstrate the ability to use initiative as well as develop an understanding of when to ask questions
  • The ability to communicate with different levels of employees
  • The ability to assist with junior team members
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK