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Assistant Accountant

Job Description

Venture Recruitment Partners are working with a growing SME based in Southampton in their recruitment for an Assistant Accountant on a permanent basis.

Key responsibilities of the Assistant Accountant will include:

  • Review of weekly timesheets, ensuring they are accurate.
  • Review of bank transactions and month end bank reconciliations.
  • Weekly update of cash flow forecasts.
  • Review and process supplier invoices.
  • Review, validate and process staff expenses.
  • Preparation of weekly supplier payment run and manage any other ad-hoc payment requests.
  • Review, validate and process staff credit card transactions.
  • Preparation and processing of sales invoices.
  • Regular review of aged debtors and undertake associated credit control activities.
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register.
  • Reconciliation of intercompany position.
  • Monthly reconciliation of other ledger accounts as appropriate.
  • Review and analysis of ledger data to ensure accurate and complete
  • Assist with month end management accounts and statutory reporting requirements
  • Assist with year-end budgetary process.
  • Assist with periodic tax requirements


The ideal candidate for the Assistant Accountant job will have the following skills and experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in accounts
  • Part qualified AAT/ACCA/CIMA
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and manage your workload under pressure
  • Great communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Pro-active attitude and willingness to make a difference

The business are very flexible regarding flexible working and working hours and would consider someone on a full or part time basis.

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