Assistant Accountant

Posted 26 January by Cathedral Appointments Ltd

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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