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Senior Finance Assistant/ Accountant

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up to £35000 per annum

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Senior Finance Assistant/ Accountant

My client is the Family Accounts Office of an entrepreneurial high net worth Family. The Family Office looks after the personal financial affairs of various family members and the accounting and compliance for numerous Family financial interests.

Based in Sherborne we are looking for a strong AAT qualified candidate, someone who is qualified by experience or a recently qualified accountant with at least five years of relevant experience, ideally within practice.

Salary bracket is circa £28k to £35k but really is DOE

Role Profile

You will be responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting through to management accounts/financial statements including audits where required for a variety of entities/family interests. These range from limited companies operating in the financial consultancy sector, a pension scheme, a sole tradership and reporting on overseas personal and property expenditure.

You will be expected to:

  • Ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner

  • Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated

  • Administer all payments runs to the required frequency culminating in a weekly bank reconciliation where needed

  • Prepare VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time

  • Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately

  • Produce management accounts and year end statutory accounts files for internal and external audit review

  • Prepare regular reports not limited to actual v budget cost summaries and profit forecasts as an exampl

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is AAT qualified, qualified by experience or a recently qualified accountant with at least five years of relevant experience, ideally within practice.

  • Has experience of VAT

  • Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information

  • Has integrity, discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information

  • Is tactful, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to deal assertively with a wide range of people

What we have to offer:

  • An attractive salary commensurate with experience

  • 8% employer pension contribution

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Individual BUPA cover

  • Life insurance 4 x gross salary

  • Payment of your annual professional accountancy membership fee if applicable

  • Our commitment to provide you with ongoing CPD to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience

  • Car parking

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