Accounts Assistant

By | 2018-05-04T09:25:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

Location: Milton, Cambridgeshire

Employment type: Permanent

salary: Circa £25,000
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Job Description

aspire cambridge are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant on behalf of our client based in Cambridge who are located 5 minute drive from the City Centre. My client is recruiting due to expansion of workload.

The role reports to the Financial Director.

Main Duties

  • To provide support to the Head of Finance in an exciting and fast growing company.
    Support the Head of Finance in the provision of statutory and compliance reporting; collation of audit information and preparation of analysis for statutory disclosures.
  • Control the reporting of all business taxes including VAT and PAYE/NI, ensuring full reconciliation with detailed ledgers.
  • Take control of the balance sheet reconciliations for the business, ensuring that all accounts are accurate and completed monthly to comply with audit requirements.
  • The completion of the monthly accounting process, completing the central posting, for review by the Head of Finance.
  • Stock Financial Management, completing the monthly cross ledger postings, preparing Aged Stock reporting, developing and implementing an updated ageing policy.
  • Control and reconciliation of petty cash and credit cards.
  • Support the Head of Finance in the development of the Board Packs and ensure they are produced monthly in-line with the Accounting Timetable.
  • Carry out the Credit control function for the growing sales ledger.
  • Support the procurement function of the business.
  • Provide financial support to all areas of the business as required including projects that may cut across operations, commercial etc. and provide management information.
  • Provide holiday cover for other members of the Finance team as required and perform various ad-hoc duties as defined by the Head of Finance from time to time.

Skills and Experience:

  •  Qualified accounting Technician (AAT) or qualified by experience
  •  Experience in the preparation of information and analysis for accounting disclosures
  •  Sage 200 knowledge
  •  Robust knowledge of the UK direct tax and indirect tax environment with regard to implications of these on a limited company
  •  Proficient Microsoft Excel user,
  •  Ability to present complex information in a simple and clear manner
  •  Self-starter, ability to work on own initiative
  •  Good communicator, able to build solid working relationships whilst challenging the status quo
  •  Team player who will support and assist other areas of the Finance team as required

Start: ASAP
Location: Milton Cambridgeshire
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Salary: Circa £25,000
Benefits: Pension, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays

If you are interested in this position, feel you have the relevant skills and would like to apply please call our team on or apply online. Whilst we’d love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible, so if you haven’t heard from us within 3-5 days, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

aspire cambridge ltd is acting as an employment agency in regards to this vacancy. Our accredited recruitment consultants offer specialist marketplace expertise across our seven specialist recruitment divisions; Office Support, Legal & HR – Industrial & Manufacturing – Finance & Accountancy – Hospitality – IT & Engineering – Sales & Marketing – Scientific & Medical.. Our ever-expanding network of client companies exceeds 3000 active organisations that we engage with on a regular basis. We have an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it’s no wonder that we hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations. How do we do it? By “placing people first”.


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