Accountant – Fixed Term Contract

Job Title: Accountant – Fixed Term Contract
Contract Type:
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • £35,000 per annum
  • Contact Name: Kate Goodman
    Job Published:
    REF: BBBH7380

    Job description:

    We’re currently assisting a growing, customer-focused, accountancy services practice in Leicester with their recruitment for an Internal Accountant to aid the Finance Director for a period up to 7-8 months.

    Proudly independent, with a rich heritage and strong brand values, the business continues to go from strength to strength and has become a renowned and highly reputed specialist within their area.

    Along with a commitment to delivering outstanding customer care, the company is also dedicated to the development and wellbeing of their employees and offer an attractive range of benefits and a wellbeing and social programme of events. Immediately available candidates would be most welcome along with candidates who would like to gain more exposure within a larger practice.


    What to expect:

    • £35,000 pro-rata
    • Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.45pm full-time (37.5 hours)
    • Free parking
    • 26 days annual plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
    • Bupa health cover
    • Life assurance x 2
    • Company pension
    • Medical health scheme


    Duties and responsibilities:

    The focus of the role is to support positive cash flow, drive efficiencies and prepare accurate and timely management reports and forecasts.

    • Preparation of accurate and insightful monthly management accounts, KPIs and forecasts
    • Preparing regular cashflow forecasts and proactively managing bank accounts
    • Preparation of year end statutory accounts and supporting file
    • Process the monthly payroll (70 employees) (desirable not essential)
    • Accurate submission of VAT, PAYE and pension declarations
    • Ensuring all statutory payments are made accurately and on time
    • Support finance team processing purchase and sales ledger, bank reconciliations, credit control, monthly direct debits, invoicing and banking
    • Completion of the ICAEW Annual Returns for submission
    • Completion of the annual PI insurance declarations
    • Providing full support to the Finance Director


    Skills and experience required:

    • Relevant experience in a similar accounting role preferably with exposure to working within an accountancy practice
    • Professional qualification / qualified by experience
    • Be a competent user of Xero (IRIS, Sage line 50, Paycircle and HSBCnet knowledge an advantage)
    • Have very strong IT skills with advanced Excel, including the ability to analyse and transform data using pivot tables and other techniques
    • Have knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and methods
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills together with a growth mindset

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