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Recruit and Hire an Assistant Accountant

We are specialists in all types of Accountancy and Finance recruitment and regularly recruit for businesses needing to hire an Assistant Accountant.

Our dedicated team work exclusively on Accountancy and Finance recruitment, and have a great understanding of what is required. They'll partner with you and take the time to learn not only what the job role entails, but also about your business, the culture and your long term goals.

Recruiting for an Assistant Accountant with us is simple and painless

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Assistant Accountant Job Description

This is a sample job description for a assistant accountant. You may need to revise this job description to meet the specific job duties and job requirements for your unique role. 

Responsibilities: Supporting the finance department, accountant, and management team by completing routine clerical and accounting tasks. Preparing budgets, maintaining reports, and completing basic bookkeeping and accounting duties for the company.

Assistant Accountant Job Duties:

  • Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing purchase orders
  • Managing payroll
  • Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the finance team
  • Assisting with budgets
  • Completing bank reconciliations
  • Entering financial information into appropriate software programs
  • Managing company ledgers
  • Processing business expenses
  • Coordinating internal and external audits
  • Verifying balances in account books and rectifying discrepancies
  • Verifying bank deposits
  • Managing day-to-day transactions
  • Recording office expenditures and ensuring these expenses are within the set budget
  • Assisting the finance department and senior accounting staff members with various tasks, including preparing budgets, records, and statements
  • Posting daily receipts
  • Preparing annual budgets
  • Completing the year-end analysis
  • Reporting on debtors and creditors
  • Handling accruals and prepayments
  • Managing monthly budgeting tasks
  • Encoding accounting entries for data processing
  • Sorting financial documents and posting them to the proper accounts
  • Reviewing computer reports for accuracy and meticulously tracing errors back to their source
  • Resolving errors in financial reports and correcting faulty reporting methods

Assistant Accountant Skills and Qualifications: Data Entry, Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Skills With Microsoft Office, Payroll Experience, Experience in Balance Sheet Account Preparation, Detail Oriented, Organised, Timely, Competent IT Skills, Strong Bookkeeping Skills, Knowledge of Business Math, Understanding of Budgetary Principles, Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills, Associate's Degree in Business Administration or Related Field or Equivalent Work Experience.

Register a vacancy for an Assistant Accountant

Recruiting with us is simple and painless. We invest our time getting to know you, your business, your goals, your environment and culture. This means we can find people we believe are a true match for you.

Our people are at the centre of Vanilla’s values and it’s their passion to ‘get it right’ that gives us our unique recruitment service, our excellent customer retention rates, and our fantastic repeat business levels from both clients and candidates.

We are proud to be an independent recruitment agency because it gives us the flexibility to form a true partnership with you. Across our 5 niche recruitment specialismsour unified team are committed to getting you the results you need. 

We are experts in matching the right candidates with the right businesses. We will work hard to understand your culture, needs and requirements, and we will only send you candidate details if we see a real fit being possible.

So, if you are looking for great talent across any of our specialisms within the East Midlands, please register your vacancy below and we'll get back to you straight away. Alternatively please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your recruitment needs.

Other pages of interest

For more useful information, news and resources feel free to look around our website and in particular our Client pages including Why VanillaClient JourneyCase StudiesResources and our regularly updated Blog.

We recruit throughout the East Midlands covering Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland and the surrounding areas, especially Market Harborough, Leicester, Lutterworth, Northampton, Corby and Kettering.