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AAT Studying/Qualified Accounts Assistant - North Leeds

  • Job Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £20000.00 - £23000.00/annum study support and excellent benefits


Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant on a permanent basis within the Skipton area. This role is extremely accessible via public transport and offers a competitive salary, real long term progression and a great benefits package.

This is an excellent opportunity for an AAT studying candidate to join an international, well known and respected professional services business that support a diverse range of businesses. This role will initially start focusing on the transactional side and will cover sales ledger, purchase ledger and reconciliations but will move into an Assistant Accountant role quickly for the right person.

This is a newly created position that has arisen due to year on year growth and is an opportunity to join a company that pride themselves on their high levels of staff retention and offer a clear support and development programme for the successful candidate.

This role will report into and work closely with the Head of Finance and will allow exposure to key stakeholders and the wider finance team on a daily basis.

This role will suit an individual who has a solid and proven accounting background, has a strong work ethic and is really looking to develop and grow with the business long term.

The successful candidate will gain full study support and will have exposure to a hands on finance team that can really develop their finance and accounting experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:-

-Overseeing the sales ledger function from start to finish, issuing out invoices, statements and carrying out reconciliations.
-Bank postings and reconciliations.
-Supporting on the purchase ledger side and credit control when required.
-Petty cash management.
-Credit card processing and postings.
-Expenses management and processing.
-Preparing payment runs.
-Dealing with queries and setting up new customers on the system and assisting with other areas of finance as and when required.
-Long term wise will involve assisting in the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts including providing calculations for month end reporting and accruals and prepayments.
-Performing balance sheet reconciliations to assist with the preparation of the quarterly balance sheet files for audit review.

The ideal candidate will:-

- Have extremely good communication skills, will be confident presenting themselves to senior management and will be able to challenge ideas when needed.
- Be able to develop and build relationships with customers both internal and external.
- Ideally be studying AAT or will be AAT qualified and will be keen to develop a career in finance.
- Have experience of working within an accounting team and have an understanding of the demands of this type of role.
- Be able to work within a fast paced, deadline orientated environment.
- Have excellent attention to detail and will pick up new skills quickly.
- Have strong Word and Excel skills.

For further details please contact Gemma Watmough.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted

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