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Assistant Accountant

Posted 12 March by Cathedral Appointments Ltd Easy Apply Ended

We wish to recruit an experienced Bookkeeper for our Exeter office working with an interesting mix of clients.

Main Job Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Carry out weekly, monthly and quarterly bookkeeping for a portfolio of clients.
  • Prepare & submit VAT returns for a range of clients.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Prepare financial management reports.
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close processes.
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data.
  • Maintain CPD.

Education and Experience

  • At least two years bookkeeping/accounting experience in industry or practice.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices essential.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications essential.
  • Knowledge of Sage Line 50 essential.
  • Knowledge of Xero desirable.
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks Online desirable.

You will need to:

  • Demonstrate that they are numerate and have good communication skills.
  • Demonstrate continued academic success throughout their accountancy qualifications.


  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Up to 23 days annual leave
  • Car parking for central Exeter location
  • Payment of professional institute subscriptions
  • Flexible working
  • Continuing professional development training and support
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Generous pension scheme

Reference: 34058932

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