Senior Finance/Accounts Assistant

Location: Sherborne
Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience
Reference: 2285
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Job title: Senior Finance/Accounts Assistant 

Location: Sherborne

Hours of work: 8.30am - 5.15pm Monday to Friday

Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

 

Hawk 3 Talent are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client, a high net worth family in the UK who are looking to recruit a Senior Finance Assistant to join their Finance team in Sherbourne.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting through to management accounts/financial statements including audits where required for a variety of entities/family interests. These range from limited companies operating in the financial consultancy sector, a pension scheme, a sole tradership and reporting on overseas personal and property expenditure.

You will be expected to:

  • Ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner
  • Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated
  • Administer all payments runs to the required frequency culminating in a weekly bank reconciliation where needed
  • Prepare VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time
  • Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately
  • Undertake credit control if required
  • Produce management accounts and year end statutory accounts files for internal and external audit review
  • Prepare regular reports not limited to actual v budget cost summaries and profit forecasts as an example
  • Undertake project work as required
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover for other team members when needed
  • Report to the Team Leader or Deputy Head of Office as work requires

Qualifications/Experience

  • Is AAT qualified, qualified by experience or a recently qualified accountant with at least five years of relevant experience, ideally within practice.
  • Has experience of VAT
  • Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information
  • Has integrity, discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information
  • Has excellent administration and communication skills (both written and verbal with attention to detail)
  • Is tactful, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to deal assertively with a wide range of people
  • Has excellent IT skills, a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using accounting software
  • Is flexible and willing to learn
  • Enjoys working on their own or as part of a wider team, being a team player is key

Remuneration Package

  • Salary negotiable depending on experience
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Individual BUPA cover
  • Life insurance 4 x gross salary
  • Payment of your annual professional accountancy membership fee if applicable
  • Our commitment to provide you with ongoing CPD to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience
  • Car parking

Hawk 3 Talent are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client.

To Apply please follow the application process for the site this job is advertised on or email your CV to Rachel.Sheehy@hawk-3.com. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. To view our full Privacy Policy please visit our website.

Hawk 3 Talent are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future