Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant needed in Kidlington, £19.16 – £21.88ph (dependant on experience) PAYE – Reference: 361378

Mon – Thurs 0830 – 1630
Fri 0830 1600
Start flexible between 0800 and 0900 with equivalent movement on finish times

You will ideally be –

  • AAT Qualified.
  • Proven experience in a finance environment.
  • Computer literate, especially MS Office, Excel and databases.
  • Ability to produce, manipulate and analyse complex financial data

1. Support the Finance Business Partners/Corporate Accountants to develop and deliver an efficient and effective financial management service that is aligned to the strategic priorities of the client, continually striving to improve through reflective practice and lessons learnt.
2. Pivotal in the production of the MTFP and MTCP and annual budget by providing information and analysis on BAU budgets, bids, and offering recommendations for budget modifications and alternative options, thereby facilitating informed decision-making.
3. Enable a successful financial performance monitoring process by identifying and extracting data from source systems, validating / reconciling the data, evaluating predicted expenditure levels, identify exceptions and providing feedback to Accounts and Business stakeholders to enable informed decision-making.
4. Responsible for monthly preparation of financial analyses and costings for both internal and external purposes, offering feedback to stakeholders as necessary to support crucial decision making. Assume full responsibility for completing and providing analyses, as well as providing expert advice on matters pertaining to legislative, professional, or client-related financial regulations.
5. Manage and maintain financial records in strict accordance with audit requirements while ensuring full compliance with legislation, accounting standards, and regulations at all times.
6. Accountable for managing and maintaining accurate information and accounting records. Ensure timely processing of journals, budget virements, requisitions and invoices according to financial regulations. Uphold evidential standards to support the year-end audit.
7. Accountable for executing specific tasks in accordance with the agreed statutory year-end schedule. Precisely submit grant returns within strict deadlines. Facilitate the recovery of income by promptly and accurately invoicing sundry debtors. Provide a timely high quality service when managing customers queries


This is a Full time role on a temporary contract basis.


If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to quoting the reference number.


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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