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Accounts Technician / Finance Officer

Market Sector:
£18000 - £24000


Accounts Technician / Finance Officer / Bookkeeper

Hastings and surrounding areas

Our client is a fast paced, enthusiastic finance company offering bespoke bookkeeping and payroll services to a number of clients spanning from the South East of England to America. They are currently looking for an Accounts Technician / Finance Officer to join their friendly team, working from their offices in St Leonards.

The successful Accounts Technician / Finance Officer  will have excellent knowledge of Sage Line 50, MS Excel, and VAT (experience with Xero would be desirable but not essential). The successful Accounts Technician / Finance Officer will be responsible for managing their own client base consisting of complex VAT returns and the completion of management accounts. Knowledge of prepayments and accrual journals is key.

You will be proactive and able to work to tight deadlines, while maintaining high administrative, IT, and communication skills, demonstrating a courteous, helpful and pleasant manner at all times.

Your duties as a Accounts Technician / Finance Officer will include

  • Daily reconciliation of Bank Statements and factoring accounts
  • Monthly or quarterly reconciliations of control accounts.
  • VAT returns.
  • Departmental analysis
  • Keep clients’ accounts up to date and well maintained
  • Preparing accounts to trial balance prior to auditing.

The ideal Candidate will possess the following skills and qualities:

  • Ideally qualified to AAT level 4 with demonstrable experience as a bookkeeper or in a similar accounting or financial role.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Sage and KashFlow (experience with Xero is desirable but not essential).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – be able to communicate confidently at all levels.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and able to work with accuracy at all times.
  • Be confident & able to work on their own or as part of a small friendly team.
  • Be flexible with the ability to work face to face with clients.
  • The ability to work in a team effectively with a flexible approach to work
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage time effectively and prioritise tasks accordingly

Salary and reward package: 

  • £18,000 - £24,000 depending on skills and experience.

Key words: Financial Controller, Finance Officer, Accounting Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping, Accountant, Accounting, Sage 50, Sage Line 50, Xero, Payroll, VAT. 


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