Assistant Accountant - East Leeds

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 pa + ACCA/CIMA Study Package
Reference: SC / 14969
Type: Permanent
Sector: Accountancy & Finance, Accountancy Support, Other Accountancy/Finance
Deadline: 22/10/2021

The company

This business is a long established and highly reputable UK brand, who have gone through some interesting and exciting growth over the last 12 months.

They have brand new Head Offices based in East Leeds, and due to further expansion plans for the remainder of 2021, they are now looking to hire a driven and ambitious Assistant Accountant to join their finance team.

The role will report directly to the Financial Controller, and be heavily involved in the balance sheet reconciliations, reporting and VAT returns.

***This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is either actively studying towards ACCA/CIMA, or is keen to start this in their next role with 1-2 years experience of assisting with month end/financial accounting duties.***

The job

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the key duties of this role will include:

  • Monthly reconciliations of the assigned balance sheet general ledger control accounts with explanations for all variances
  • Preparation of month end journals
  • Ownership of reconciliation control sheet to ensure that all reconciliations are performed in accordance with deadlines
  • Create reports for all balance sheet reconciliations for monthly review 
  • VAT returns for both UK & Overseas
  • Liaison with HMRC as necessary in respect of VAT
  • Assist with analysis, reporting and journal posting in respect other balance sheet areas.

The person

 The successful candidate will:

  • Be AAT Qualified and actively studying towards CIMA/ACCA, or looking to start their professional studies - Essential
  • Have a minimum of 12 months experience in management/financial accounts - Essential
  • Have previous knowledge and experience of balance sheet reconciliations- Essential
  • Have a confident and professional communication style, and the ability to engage effectively with non finance stakeholders - Desirable


The benefits

  • Full study package for ACCA/CIMA
  • On site parking
  • Remote working option - hybrid working pattern
  • Fantastic office environment/facilities


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to quoting "Vacancy: Assistant Accountant - East Leeds, Reference: SC / 14969". Thank you for your interest.