Assistant Accountant (12 month contract)

England, Surrey, Weybridge
10 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019
Chris Royce
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Part qualified

This position is responsible for providing financial accounting to UK & Ireland businesses, whilst supporting the Senior Financial Accountant, Finance Manager, and other stakeholders as required.

Client Details

A global leader and well known brand name. Based in luxury modern offices in the Weybridge area with free parking provided and easy access via public transport.


The Assistant Accountant (12 month contract) role, involves;

  • Maintenance of all areas of accounting relating to the particular business entity
  • Preparation of quarterly balance sheet review for review with International Accounting
  • Develop and maintain reporting of business unit related information - including liaison with relevant stakeholders within the business
  • Develop process improvements around the function - including training of business and ensuring business conducted through an appropriate control environment
  • Maintaining up to date account reconciliations for key accounts, ensuring timely resolution of reconciling items and constant process improvement
  • Preparation and filing of Office of National Statistics returns (monthly, quarterly and annually)
  • Assist with calculation and collation of information for financial accounts reporting (monthly and year-end)
  • Responsibility for the production of monthly CAA returns and assisting with the trade membership and bonding reporting requirements and deadlines for all consumer financial protection bodies (CAA, ABTA)
  • Assist with preparation of data for external reporting with regard to payment practices legislation
  • Gain an understanding of the processes and procedures for the Accounts Payable function and provide cover when required
  • Assist with VAT processes for all relevant UK entities, production of all relevant returns and reconciliations, preparation of quarterly balance sheet review with Corporate Tax team
  • Utilise relevant technology to obtain information and provide support for accounting records and reconciliations
  • Other duties as required by Senior Financial Accountant and Finance Manager


The ideal candidate for the Assistant Accountant (12 month contract) role, will;

  • be an AAT studier / AAT Qualified (or early stage ACCA/CIMA )
  • have worked in a similar role previously / be looking for a step up from an Accounts Assistant role
  • be looking for a role where you can develop a long term career and progress within the business
  • have strong interpersonal skills and be able to liaise with various manager/stakeholders across the business

Job Offer

The Assistant Accountant (12 month contract), role offers a competitive salary of circa £27,000 and a long list of benefits.

Role based in Weybridge.

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