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Accounts Assistant in London at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Accounts Assistant - London

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our internal finance team, reporting directly into the Financial Controller and managing the bookkeeping for one to two of Haines Watts offices within the M25 region.

As the largest and fastest growing region of Haines Watts we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join to the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.

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 highly competitive salary, progression within the team.

The Accounts Assistant duties will be:

  • Managing general bookkeeping for Haines Watts offices
  • Managing all purchase and sales ledger
  • Processing supplier and debtor's invoices
  • Balancing accounts
  • Ensuring timely supplier payments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation of accounts for managers to review
  • EC Sales List submissions
  • Monitoring aged listings
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing


  • Minimum 3 - 4 years bookkeeping experience
  • Previous practice or industry experience
  • Experience of using Xero and Sage Line 50

The Accounts Assistant will have the below skills:

  • Strong organisational skills and time management
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Accurate
  • Proactive, able to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Willingness to travel locally

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 of any agency fee.