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Assistant Accountant - Hybrid

  • £30000 - £35000 per annum
  • Birmingham
  • Posted: 19/04/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387148478

Job Details

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  Isaac Newton. 
Sheridan Maine is partnering with an innovative SME company in the search for an Assistant Accountant. Our client is a dynamic organisation at the forefront of their industry, offering an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about finance and eager to contribute to a growing business.
As an Assistant Accountant, you will play a vital role in supporting the finance team with various accounting tasks and responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong foundation in finance who is looking to further develop their skills and grow within a dynamic company.
Responsibilities of the Assistant Accountant will include:

  • Maintaining purchase and sales ledgers, including credit control and managing supplier payments.
  • Assisting with sales invoicing and project costing.
  • Preparation of VAT returns.
  • Overseeing accounts payable email inbox and liaising with suppliers.
  • Reconciling bank and credit card accounts using Xero.
  • Oversee the purchase order system.
  • Allocating costs to projects and timely reconciliation.
  • Maintaining and reconciling a balanced general ledger.
  • Preparation and maintenance of weekly timesheets for external payroll provider.
  • Preparation of financial reports.
  • Assist with the preparation of budgets and variance reporting, financial KPIS and cashflow reporting.
  • Maintaining a fixed asset register and posting monthly depreciation.
  • Calculating and posting monthly accruals / prepayments.
The successful Assistant Accountant will:
  • Be studying towards your AAT or CIMA and currently be part qualified.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Excel and accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, Xero).
  • Have an interest in simplifying accounting functions including the adoption of new technology.
What’s on Offer:
  • Competitive salary package.
  • Hybrid working model with approximately 2 days working from home.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within the company.
  • A dynamic and supportive work environment with a focus on innovation and collaboration.
If you are a motivated and ambitious individual with a passion for finance, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our client's team and be part of their journey towards continued success and growth.  Click on “apply” as soon as possible.
You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.