Accounts Assistant In Peterborough City in Peterborough at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 4/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are recruiting for a highly skilled entrepreneurial individual to join the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed business.

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 is to work within our well established Peterborough office reporting directly to Managers and Partners. The position will be to work with our clients and provide support with bookkeeping, management accounts and year end accounts.

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
  • 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
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparing accounts to trial balance including all reconciliations
  • Preparation and review of statutory accounts


  • Previous experience as an accounts assistant within an accounting firm, ideally no less than 2 years
  • Experience of dealing with clients directly
  • Knowledge of Sage, Quickbooks 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.


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