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Accounts Assistant (Accounts Senior)

Our client, based in Orpington, Kent is looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant (Senior Accounts Assistant) to start immediately.

The Role

As the Accounts Assistant you will be reporting to the Accounts Manager, this role is designed to provide a broad but high level of client service to small, (non-audited) clients, primarily owner managed businesses including sole traders, companies and partnership. Services include statutory accounts prep, management accounts and VAT.

Part time considered

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ practice experience
  • Good solid and demonstrable knowledge of accounts prep for owner managed businesses (OMBs) to include partnerships, sole traders and companies
  • Competent and confident using both manual and computerised systems including Sage an Quickbooks
  • Knowledge and experience of management accounting
  • Preparation of year end accounts
  • (Small) accounts practice background
  • At least part AAT qualified with good solid experience. Experience matters far more than the qualification for this role. (NB Current ACA/ACCA students and 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 who has stopped studying may be considered a more suitable candidate)
  • Car driver with access to a car


This very ‘hands on’ role will include the following:

  • Accounts preparation for sole traders, companies and partnerships
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Preparation and review of management accounts
  • Travelling to client premises as required
  • Achieving or exceeding assignment budgeted fees and profits and/or 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 as may be required

Hours of work

  • Part time flexible hours will be considered.
  • Full time office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 – 17.30
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