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Account Assistant

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    Jen Lawton

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    22 days ago

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Our client is a rapidly expanding and vibrant training company that provide training courses for job seekers giving them the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, develop their skills and gain qualifications in a wide variety of industries. Additionally, they focus on nurturing and harnessing the knowledge and competence of those already in work by delivering high quality apprenticeships and providing a high-quality end to end job service

Coyne Recruitment work with employers of choice within the skills sector. We are currently looking to support a fantastic work-based learning provider in adding to their team

What is the role?

We are looking for an Accounting Assistant to join our team and to provide coordination and support to our Finance Department. The Finance Department is a part of the shared services team, which also handles the accounts for our sister companies the British Academy of Jewellery and The Koppel Project.

You will assist the Financial Controller and the external Accountant to maintain effective financial records; for the preparation of company’s management-interim and year-end accounts. You will also import invoices for suppliers & raising invoices for customers, reconcile several Bank and Petty Cash accounts, maintain of accounting records and complete basic bookkeeping tasks.

Finally, you will help with the preparation of budgets & forecasting reports.

We are looking for an individual who wants to make a difference and be part of a growing, progressive and exciting organisation. No one day will ever be the same, so if you are confident, great communicator, people focused, organised, easily adaptable to change and comfortable with a varied and broad range of work, this could be for you.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Raise invoices for customers, import invoices from suppliers.
  • Ensure that credit terms are met for both debtors and creditors.
  • Assist with the preparation of payroll.
  • Completing bank/petty cash reconciliations.
  • Entering all finance related information into company’s accounting software (QuickBooks).
  • Processing business/employee’s expenses.
  • Managing day-to-day transactions.
  • Assisting the finance department and senior accounting staff members with various tasks, including preparing budgets cash flow forecasts etc.
  • Posting receipts.
  • Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the finance team
  • Assist with preparation of budgeting.
  • To ensure that all procedures outlined are completed accurately and within the deadlines set out by the Head of Finance.
  • To notify the Head of Finance of any problems and/or questionable practices identified.
  • Person Specification

    Education / Qualification and Training

  • Accounting and/or Finance Degree, Foundation Degree in Business.
  • Administration or Related Field or Equivalent Work Experience.
  • Data Entry and Good Knowledge of MS Office.
  • Highly proficient knowledge of MS Excel (formulas, v-lookups, macros, etc.).
  • Familiar with payroll processing.
  • Knowledge of Business Math, understanding the basic Accounting Principles.
  • Detail Oriented and Organised person.
  • Knowledge / Skills


  • QuickBooks or relevant accounting software experience highly essential.
  • Experience in preparation of P&L and BS.
  • Company Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, you will also receive:

  • Holidays allowance of 28 days (including Bank holidays) plus Christmas Holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Our client value’s diversity and positively welcome applications from all backgrounds. This will help ensure the workforce better reflects the diverse wider community they support. They particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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