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Accounts Assistant

Posted 9 March by Carlton Recruitment Easy Apply Featured Ended

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Accounts Assistant based in Orpington, Kent.

This Role Will Include:

  • Reporting to the Accounts Manager
  • Accounts Preparation for Sole Traders, companies & Partnerships
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation and review of management accounts
  • Travelling to client premises as required
  • Achieving or exceeding assignment budgeted fees & profits, identifying reasons for non-achievement of budgets as appropriate
  • Keeping senior management/engagement partner fully informed at all times of progress on jobs, in particular if there is likely to be an unplanned write off.
  • Carrying out review work on accounts and other assignments prepared by junior team members when required.
  • Any Ad-Hoc assignments or tasks that may be required.

Skills Required:


  • Minimum of 3-4 years practise experience
  • At least part AAT qualified with good solid experience. Experience matters far more than the qualification for this role. Good Solid & demonstrable knowledge of accounts prep for owner managed business (OMBs) to include partnerships, sole traders & companies.
  • Competent & confident using both manual & computerised systems including Sage & Quickbooks
  • Knowledge & experience of management accounting
  • Preparation of year end accounts
  • Ability to work well under pressure & to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility & adaptability with an outgoing & proactive approach to work.
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • Car Driver with access to a car
  • (NB Current ACA/ACCA students & those wishing to study/continue studying for a further qualification may be considered for this role, however an AAT qualified or part qualified ACA/ACCA accountant who has the relevant experience but has stopped studying may be considered a more suitable candidate)

Required skills

  • AAT
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Part Qualified
  • QuickBooks
  • Sage Accounts

Reference: 34648152

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