Assistant Accountant


  • £33000 - £36000 per annum
  • Bristol
  • Posted: 07/06/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387148605

Job Details

“The best accountants are the architects of financial legacies.”  Laura Anderson
 
Are you looking to kickstart your career in finance with a dynamic and innovative organisation? Sheridan Maine is delighted to partner with a leading automotive company based in South Bristol, seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Assistant Accountant to join their thriving team.
 
As an Assistant Accountant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the finance department, ensuring accurate and timely processing of financial transactions. This is a fantastic opportunity for career growth, with study support provided to help you achieve your professional qualifications.
 
Your responsibilities as the Assistant Accountant will include:

  • Assist with daily accounting tasks, including accounts payable and receivable.
  • Maintain accurate financial records and perform reconciliations.
  • Support the preparation of financial reports and statements.
  • Collaborate with various departments to ensure financial accuracy.
  • Complete payroll and liaise with accountants and staff.
  • Complete all bookkeeping activities and present to management with findings.
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting activities.
  • Assist with ad-hoc tasks and projects.
  • Maintain the balance sheet.
  • Maintain Fixed Assets.
  • Complete VAT returns.
 
To be considered for the role of Assistant Accountant:
  • Previous experience in a similar role is advantageous but not essential.
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software (e.g. Xero which the business uses).
 
What’s on Offer:
  • Career Growth: Opportunities for professional development and progression within the company.
  • Study Support: Assistance with obtaining professional qualifications.
  • Hands-on Leadership: Work closely with supportive leaders who encourage innovation and initiative.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Be part of a team that values adaptability and creative problem-solving.
  • Dynamic Environment: Join a lean business that thrives on quick adaptation to changing market dynamics.

This role is based on-site in South Bristol, with the added benefit of complimentary on-site parking.

If you’re passionate about this position or are keen to hear more, please 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, 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.


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