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Gap Year Accounts Assistant (9/10 month fixed term contract)

Are you a bright, articulate and motivated individual with the desire and ability to learn quickly and looking to gain experience and earn some money before going travelling or to university?  This is an ideal opportunity for someone to learn about working in a professional environment. No previous experience is required as full training will be provided.

JS2 is a unique and innovative firm of Chartered Accountants working almost exclusively with not for profit sector, providing outsourced finance solutions. We act as Finance Directors for many clients and provide payroll, finance support, and management / statutory accounting services. 

The company has grown consistently on the back of its market reputation and now has a team of about 30 staff.

The Accounts Assistant will work for more experienced trainees under the overall direction of a number of Client Managers in our busy accounts team.

Duties of the Accounts Assistant role are as follows.

  • Supporting the Accounts Team in providing an excellent service for a portfolio of clients where we provide outsourced accounting:

  • Technical – on-the-job training will enable you to gain an understanding of the basic aspects of accountancy

  • Develop an understanding of our clients

  • Assist more experienced trainees and the Client Managers in preparation of management and statutory accounts and audit files

  • Become familiar with the range of accounting software solutions

  • Obtain information and resolve queries with client staff, building relationships with key contacts

  • Professional communication and (self) management

  • Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of accountancy tasks for our diverse client base

Accounts Assistant Person Specification:

  • Minimum 3 A levels and GCSE Maths and English C grades
  • Good Excel skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Flexible approach
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with different members of the team
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
     

What we can offer you:

  • On the job training in a variety of accounting tasks

  • A small friendly team environment

  • The opportunity to work with a broad range of clients across the charity and not for profit sector

  • Working closely with other staff to gain cross discipline skills and to play a role in the continued development and success of the firm

We are looking forward to meeting you if you can demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary for this position. Please get in touch today if you fit the profile above!

How to apply

Please email us your CV and covering letter.

If you pass the initial screening process we will ask you to complete an application form.