Accounts Assistant, Kirkcaldy in Kirkcaldy at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 10/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to work within our well established Kirkcaldy office reporting directly to Managers and Partners. The position will be to work with our clients and provide support with bookkeeping, management accounts, year end accounts and assist with management of outsourcing processes.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930's with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

The Accounts Assistant role is offering a competitive salary, progression within the team and study support if required.

The Accounts Assistant duties will be:

  • Working closely with clients to ensure accurate bookkeeping is carried out
  • Sales ledger and purchase ledger processing
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Invoicing
  • Preparing management accounts
  • Month end and year end processing
  • Journals - both preparing and processing
  • Preparation of month end reports
  • Preparation of summary (quarterly) management accounts and commentary
  • Preparing year end accounts
  • Preparing accounts to trial balance including all reconciliations
  • Preparation and review of statutory accounts
  • Managing outsourcing processes and communication
  • Ability to manage outsourcing of work to third party including co-ordination of processes, management of overall delivery, review of output and time scheduling


  • Previous experience as an accounts assistant within an accounting firm
  • Experience of dealing with clients directly
  • Knowledge of Sage Accounts 50 required, Iris , Kashflow and Xero preferred
  • Skills in Microsoft Excel and Word necessary


Qualified to AAT level or equivalent as a minimum

The Accounts Assistant will have the below skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage workload
  • Excellent IT skills including good use of Excel

Personal Qualities

  • Team Player
  • Resilience
  • Approachability and availability
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Flexibility

If you are keen to secure a progressive Accounts Assistant role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment any agency fee.