Assistant Accountant (Temporary 3-6 months) Exeter £20-24k Ref: 13278 My client is looking to recruit an experienced Assistant Accountant to join them on a fixed-term contract for 6 months at their Head Office based in Exeter. Reporting into the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for the following: Provide support to the finance team in various day to day finance activities Perform routine calculations to produce analyses, journals and reports Performance balance sheet reconciliations to ensure all calculations and data entries are correct. Follow up on any reconciled discrepancies or errors Provide back up in respect of customer supplier invoices processing and payment of invoices through the purchase ledger To provide back up in respect of customer account set up and credit checking to ensure timely raising of Sales Ledger invoices and enabling successful debt collection. Ensure compliance to company's financial policies and procedures Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions. Undertake ad hoc finance duties as and when required that are relevant to the finance assistant role. In order to be successfully considered, you must be/have: AAT qualified or have at least 1-2 years' experience working in a similar role. Available at short notice. Extensive bank reconciliation experience. Excellent purchase ledger and sales ledger understanding.