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Accounts Assistant (London, closing date 14 May 2021)

Job title: Accounts Assistant

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Up to £30,000, depending on experience

Employer: PBJ Management Ltd

Location: London

Job details: 

PBJ Management Ltd is an exclusive UK-based talent agency in the West End, hiring for the position of Accounts Assistant - a full-time position beginning in early-mid July 2021.

Job overview:

  • Day to day running of the client accounts and assisting with company management accounts on request
  • Clients' accounts - allocating client funds upon receipt daily. Managing the client payment process, including foreign currency payments, setting up payments, and sending out client statements weekly
  • Credit control - aged creditors reconciliation and credit control on a regular basis
  • Ad hoc - responding to queries on client income

Additionally:

  • Updating the customers list with new customers /client ledger with new clients
  • Managing the client sales ledger, including raising all invoices and credit notes, liaising with clients' agents
  • Ensuring that VAT is correct on international bookings and the agency’s commission is correctly deducted
  • Paying company invoices when necessary
  • Maintaining the client account reconciliation, run weekly

Candidate specification:

  • Experience of working in a finance role, preferably in media
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills
  • Good team player, diligent and accurate

​​​​​​Application instructions: Please send a covering letter together with your CV to accounts@pbjmanagement.co.uk.

Closing date: 14 May 2021

Accounts Assistant (London, closing date 15 May 2021)

Job title: Accounts Assistant

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £12,000 (for Level 2), £14,000 (for Level 3)

Employer: Pearl & Dean Cinemas Ltd

Location: London

Job details: A hugely exciting opportunity for someone to undergo an accounts assistant apprenticeship at Deanforbes Investments, a media and advertising group, based in the central London Pearl and Dean offices.

Application instructions: Please forward CV to grazi.bittencourt@pearlanddean.com.

Closing date: 15 May 2021

Accounting Technician Apprentice Trainee (Hertfordshire/Remote, closing date 16 May 2021)

Job title: Accounting Technician Apprentice Trainee

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £21,876-£26,865

Employer: Hertfordshire Constabulary

Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire alongside home working

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Job reference: PS/1237/H

Closing date: 16 May 2021

Finance Assistant (Suffolk, closing date 17 May 2021)

Job title: Finance Assistant

Job type: Full Time, permanent

Salary: £19,500-£22,500

Employer: Framlingham College

Location: Framlingham, Suffolk

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: Midday Monday 17 May. Applications are reviewed upon receipt. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Accounts Apprentice (London, closing date 20 May 2021)

Job title: Accounts Apprentice

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £14,300

Employer: Ripe Chartered Accountants

Location: London NW4 4AU

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 20 May 2021

Regional Finance Assistant Apprentice (Croydon, closing date 20 May 2021)

Job title: Regional Finance Assistant Apprentice

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £10,000

Employer: Oasis Community Learning

Location: Croydon CR9 7AL

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 20 May 2021

Finance Assistant Apprentice (London, closing date 20 May 2021)

Job title: Finance Assistant Apprentice

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £18,000

Employer: Mother Tongue

Location: London SE1 0SW

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 20 May 2021

Junior Bookkeeper (London, closing date 20 May 2021)

Job title: Junior Bookkeeper

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £12,000

Employer: Ferrum London

Location: London W10 5JJ

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 20 May 2021

Trainee Accountant Apprentice (Southampton, closing date 20 May 2021)

Job title: Trainee Accountant Apprentice

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £12,000

Employer: Basra & Basra

Location: Southampton SO15 2AE

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 20 May 2021

Finance Apprentice (Gloucestershire, closing date 20 May 2021)

Job title: Finance Apprentice

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £6.00 per hour, £225 a week

Employer: C Software Limited

Location: Office: C Software Ltd, 16 Miller Court, Severn Drive, Tewkesbury GL20 8DN

Training centre: HWGTA, McKenzie Way, Worcester, WR4 9GN

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 20 May 2021

AAT Trainee Accountant (Leeds, Skipton and Carlisle, closing date 21 May 2021)

Job title: AAT Trainee Accountant

Job type: Full-time trainee

Salary: £14,500 per annum (or compliant with National Minimum Wage if older)

Employer: Armstrong Watson LLP

Location: Vacancies in Leeds, Skipton and Carlisle Offices

Job details: 

​​​​​Job reference: 

  • 000197 – AAT Trainee Accountant Carlisle
  • 000199 – AAT Trainee Accountant Leeds
  • 000201 – AAT Trainee Accountant Skipton

Closing date: 21 May 2021

Assistant Accountant (Manchester, closing date 22 May 2021)

Job title: Assistant Accountant

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: National Minimum wage for age

Employer: Sterling Partners Limited

Location: Manchester

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 22 May 2021

Bookkeeping Apprentice (Milton Keynes, closing date 27 May 2021)

Job title: Bookkeeping Apprentice

Job type: Full-time apprenticeship

Salary: Not specified

Employer: Hillier Hopkins LLP

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Job details: Sublime Cloud Accounting Solutions is a specialist brand, which is part of the Hillier Hopkins group. Sublime provide a cloud based solution for bookkeeping and accounting. This job is ideal for an A Level candidate with strong GCSE grades who wants to pursue a career in accountancy through an apprenticeship.

Full training given although IT literacy to basic level will be needed.

  • Bookkeeping
  • Helping process payments and filing reminders
  • Sorting post
  • Contacting clients via email and telephone
  • Reviewing transactions
  • Reconciliations
  • Processing expenses

Application instructions: Please send an up to date CV and covering letter including contact details to recruitment@hhllp.co.uk.

Closing date: 27 May 2021

Bookkeeper/Assistant Accountant (Chelmsford, closing date 28 May 2021)

Job title: Bookkeeper/Assistant Accountant

Job type: Full time

Salary: £20-£26k FTE pa. based on qualifications and experience

Employer: Avant Advisory Ltd

Location: Chelmsford

Job details: Avant is a friendly, two-partner chartered accountancy small practice providing a range of digital bookkeeping, accounting, IT and business advice to clients with a diverse range of activities, but with a bias in the farming and property sectors.

Due to taking on new clients, they are seeking an experienced person who is part- or full-qualified at AAT to assist with their day-to-day servicing of those clients.

This will involve processing transactions through the Dext, Xero and other cloud-accounting applications to maintain their bookkeeping records and basic reporting requirements.

Training will be given, although you will need to be a self-starter and self-sufficient to a certain extent. The role will involve client and counterparties contact in terms of ensuring the completeness of records, queries and responding to ad-hoc requests.

They envision a flexible working practice of two to three days in the office with the balance homeworking, and will support any study commitments that you have towards professional exams. They only deal with cloud-accounting and encourage clients to adopt modern digital practices in all areas, so you will need to have a good level of IT skills and be change-seeking. They would hope that you will be someone who will grow and expand with us as a new practice.

Job reference: Avant/BKAA

Application instructions: Please email your CV and with details of your salary expectations and any current study commitments to shaun.spalding@avantadvisory.co.uk.

Closing date: 28 May 2021

Finance Executive (Accounts Assistant) (London, closing date 31 May 2021)

Job title: Finance Executive (Accounts Assistant)

Job type: Full time

Salary: Competitive

Employer: Candy Kittens

Location: Hammersmith, London

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 31 May 2021

Bookkeeping and Accounts Apprentice (Nottingham, closing date 31 May 2021)

Job title: Bookkeeping and Accounts Apprentice

Job type: Full-time apprenticeship. The employer will commence the AAT apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3 (as applicable) and will provide apprenticeship funding and training up to and including Level 4 AAT for the right candidate.

Salary: Will comply with National Minimum Wage (NMW) (apprentice level) during the first year of apprenticeship and follow relevant NMW requirements subsequently. Salary likely to increase beyond NMW rates for good trainees.

Employer: Hobsons CA Limited

Location: Alexandra Street, Nottingham, NG5 1AY

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

​​​​​​Closing date: 31 May 2021

Finance & Payroll Assistant (Bath, closing date 7 June 2021)

Job title: Finance & Payroll Assistant

Job type: Part time

Salary: £21,000 pro rata

Employer: Abney & Baker

Location: Bath

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 7 June 2021

Finance Apprentice (Wales, various sites, closing date 7 June 2021)

Job title: Finance Apprentice

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Circa £19,000

Employer: NHS Wales (partner in the All Wales Public Sector Finance Apprenticeship Programme)

Location: Various sites across NHS Wales

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Job reference: 120-AC934-0421

Closing date: 7 June 2021

Finance Apprentice (Wales, closing date 13 June 2021)

Job title: Finance Apprentice

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £18,768 plus an annual travel allowance of £3,350

Employer: Audit Wales

Location: Throughout Wales

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Job reference: WAO0175/2020

Closing date: 13 June 2021

Finance Apprentice (Rickmansworth, closing date 30 June 2021)

Job title: Finance Apprentice

Job type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £16,000

Employer: Three Rivers District Council

Location: Rickmansworth

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Closing date: 30 June 2021

Accounting Trainee (Inverness, closing date 31 July 2021)

Job title: Accounting Trainee - AAT

Job type: Full time

Salary: £20,000-£30,000 per annum

Employer: Saffery Champness LLP

Location: Inverness

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

​​​​​​Closing date: 31 July 2021

Senior Administrator (Sevenoaks, no set closing date)

Job title: Senior Administrator

Job type: Part-time or full-time

Job reference: Sevenoaks

Salary: Market rate

Employer: Wellers Reece-Jones, Wellers Law Group LLP

Location: Sevenoaks, Kent

Job details: Need for highly numerate Senior Administrator supporting our growing commercial and residential property teams based out of our Sevenoaks office. Book-keeping skills and attention to detail essential to manage property completions. The Jobholder will work closely with our experienced Accounts team. Opportunity to continue to develop your accounting skills alongside learning about property law and transactions.

Application instructions: Please contact hr@wellerslawgroup.com with your CV and a covering letter.

Trainee Accountant (Stratford upon Avon, no set closing date)

Job title: Trainee Accountant

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive

Employer: Grenfell James Associates Limited

Location: Stratford upon Avon 

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

​​​​​​Closing date: Ongoing

AAT Trainee (Great Yarmouth, no set closing date)

Job title: AAT Trainee

Job type: Full-time apprenticeship

Salary: Competitive

Employer: Lovewell Blake

Location: Great Yarmouth

Job details: Visit the Lovewell Blake website for more information and to apply.

Closing date: Ongoing

Accounts Semi-Senior (Manchester, not set closing date)

Job title: Accounts Semi-Senior

Job type: Full-time

Job reference: Heywood(1)

Salary: Up to £26,000 DOE

Employer: PS Accountants

Location: Heywood, Greater Manchester

Job details: A successful independent general practice accountancy firm in Heywood, Greater Manchester, is looking to recruit an experienced semi-senior accountant. PS Accountants offer a range of services and advisory to clients meaning a varied and fulfilling role.

The new employee will be working with a range of limited companies as well as sole traders across several industries.

Duties include:

  • Preparation of larger company year-end accounts from basic client records to Partner review level.
  • Completion of VAT returns.
  • Preparation of individual and company tax returns.
  • Regular review of bookkeeping undertaken by bookkeepers to keep clients books and records up to date.
  • Regular review of work undertaken by more junior staff members.
  • Management of your own VAT and Accounts portfolio workflow.
  • Ad-hoc tax planning/forecasting projects as and when required.

Skills/experience you need to demonstrate:

  • You must have prior experience in an accountancy practice and strong history of preparing limited company accounts and corporation tax returns.  Minimum 4 years’ experience.
  • Ability to manage several pieces of work simultaneously.
  • Good attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Good client communication skills are essential as this a client-facing role, and an ability to get along with clients from various backgrounds.
  • IT competent with a strong emphasis on Excel and the usual accounting packages.
  • Previous exposure to cloud accounting packages and general competency in Quickbooks Online.
  • Qualified AAT and/or studying towards the ACCA qualification.
  • Good telephone manner.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Study support (if required)
  • Free parking

Application instructions: Please contact paul@psaccountant.co.uk with your CV and cover letter on why you would be suitable for this role.

Closing date: Ongoing

Accounts Assistant (Worthing, no set closing date)

Job title: Accounts Assistant

Job type: Full time

Salary: c £18,000 + study assistance

Employer: THL Accountancy LLP

Location: Goring-by-Sea, Worthing

Job details: 

THL is seeking an Accounts Assistant to join its friendly and successful team. They offer a generous salary, study assistance for AAT and excellent training to help you continually progress throughout your career. Minimum of 1–2 years' experience working within a firm of accountants is preferred but not necessarily essential.

You will have a good understanding of debits and credits, an eye for detail and a right first-time approach to your work. You will have obtained your AAT Level 2. Reporting to accounts managers and partners, your responsibilities will include:

  • accounts preparation
  • service charge accounts
  • VAT returns
  • bookkeeping.

​​​​​​Application instructions: To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to hayley.sengebusch@thlaccountancy.co.uk.

Closing date: Ongoing

Apprentice Accounts Assistant (Leeds, no set closing date)

Job title: Apprentice Accounts Assistant

Job type: Full-time apprenticeship

Salary: Competitive

Employer: J Long & Sons (Haulage) LTD t/a Longs of Leeds

Location: Leeds

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

​​​​​​Closing date: Ongoing

Trainee Accountant (Leicester, no set closing date)

Job title: Trainee Accountant

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive

Employer: Mark J Rees LLP

Location: Leicester

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

​​​​​​Closing date: Ongoing

Audit & Accounts Junior (St Albans, no set closing date)

Job title: Audit & Accounts Junior

Job type: Full-time apprenticeship

Salary: £17,000+

Employer: Town & Forest Limited

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

Job details: The available positions would involve working on company audits (both in the office and at clients’ premises), preparing accounts to trial balance stage, preparing corporation tax computations, VAT returns, preparing the financial statements, working on personal tax returns, various administrative duties, and any other work as required. The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and increases based on exam success and practical work performance.

Minimum entry requirements are grade B in both English Language and Mathematics at GCSE.

Application instructions: Contact name: Zara Dunster, Director. Covering letter not required. Email recruitment@townandforest.co.uk.

Closing date: Ongoing

AAT Trainee (Loughton, no set closing date)

Job title: AAT Trainee

Job type: Full-time apprenticeship

Salary: £17,000 per annum

Employer: Alwyns LLP

Location: Loughton, Essex

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

Job reference: Anna Boast

Closing date: ASAP: please apply immediately

Assistant Accountant with Tax Knowledge (Dorset, no set closing date)

Job title: Assistant Accountant with Tax Knowledge

Job type: Part-time

Salary: Based on ability and experience

Employer: KBA Accounting & Taxation Services

Location: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Job details: Support is needed over one to two days a week, with a flexibility regarding working patterns/hours.

An understanding of statutory requirements and reporting is essential, as is experience using Xero.

Previous use of Iris accounts and tax software is desirable.

Main tasks are as follows, but not limited to:

  • prepare year end accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies
  • file annual confirmation statements
  • prepare self assessment tax returns
  • manage the digital signing portal
  • liaise with HMRC
  • help set up new compliance work efficiencies in the practice
  • research new legislation and compliance
  • deal with client queries.

Candidates need to:

  • have an eye for detail and an ability to review data input by bookkeepers and clients
  • be able to liaise diplomatically with customers and staff over email, telephone and video conferencing
  • act confidentially regarding data
  • be methodical, consistent and able to work to deadlines
  • be a problem solver.

Future work opportunities and tasks will become available and be offered to the right candidate if they wish to grow into the role and develop their skills further.

​​​Job reference: ASSTACCT

Application instructions: Please send your CV quoting job reference ASSTACCT to: vacancy@kba.uk.com. (No agencies.)

Closing date: Ongoing

Advanced Bookkeeper with Payroll Skills (Dorset, no set closing date)

Job title: Advanced Bookkeeper with Payroll Skills

Job type: Part-time

Salary: Based on ability and experience

Employer: KBA Accounting & Taxation Services

Location: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Job details: Support is needed over one to two days a week, with a flexibility regarding working patterns/hours.

Experience using Xero is essential.

Main tasks using Xero include but are not limited to:

  • bookkeeping utilising Hubdoc for data entry
  • quarter end reporting
  • VAT returns
  • supporting existing clients using Xero
  • assisting with migrating clients to Xero
  • monthly payrolls, with auto enrolment pension duties
  • liaise with HMRC and use the NEST pension site.

In addition to inputting client data from source documents, the candidate needs to have the ability to review data input by our clients to their accounts, identify mistakes and problem solve. An advanced technical knowledge is needed for this role. Candidates need to:

  • be comfortable using their own initiative
  • be able to prioritise/organise their workload
  • be able to liaise with customers and staff over email, telephone and video conferencing
  • act confidentially regarding data
  • be accurate with an attention to detail.

Future work opportunities and tasks will become available and be offered to the right candidate if they wish to grow into the role and develop their skills further.

​​​Job reference: ADVBOOK

Application instructions: Please send your CV quoting job reference ADVBOOK to: vacancy@kba.uk.com. (No agencies.)

Closing date: Ongoing

Financial Controller (Harlow, no set closing date)

Job title: Financial Controller

Job type: Full-time

Salary: £50,000-£65,000

Employer: Lengard Limited

Location: Harlow

Job details: Visit the employer website for more information and to apply

​​​Closing date: Ongoing