30+ days ago


Job title:          Assistant Accountant

Salary:             £22,500 to £30,000

Location:         Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Reporting to: Financial Controller

Hours:             Full-time


About our Client


Our client is a well-established B2B SME based near Shepton Mallet.

They are looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant to support the Financial Controller and the wider finance team in providing timely and accurate financial information.


Our client is an equal opportunities employer, so if you’re just returning to work and need to work flexibly then we’d like to hear from you. 


The Role


This is a full time role which requires experience of finance processes and reporting. Specifically you will be required to:

  • Assist with the preparation of management and KPI reports;
  • Contribute to the preparation of forecasts and financial models;
  • Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations in a timely manner;
  • Assist with the calculations of prepayments and accruals;
  • Contribute to work in progress calculations, identifying any adjustments;
  • Collation of internal and external audit data;
  • Provide support with payroll, VAT and tax matters;
  • Assist with credit control and raising invoices;
  • Support operational teams with financial and contractual matters;
  • Other ad hoc duties where appropriate.


The Successful Applicant


Ideally you will be a part qualified finance professional with experience of working in a similar role.

Requirements include: 


  • Part qualified accountant (at least AAT level 2);
  • A desire to progress your accountancy qualifications;
  • Three A levels grade C or above;
  • GCSE Maths and English grade B or above;
  • Experience of control account reconciliations and the month end process;
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong administrative skills; 
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure; 
  • Excellent communicator and a strong team player;
  • Can-do attitude with a continuous improvement mentality; 
  • Strong Excel skills;
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks is desirable.


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