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Assistant Accountant (VAT & Purchase Ledger) - Permanent (20790)
N/A Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 366 Days Ago
Posted: 15-07-2019
Negotiable - Negotiable Salary
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Accounts & Finance
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience

Candidate Requirements:

  • You will ideally be AAT qualified and have an interest in / have already begun CIMA or ACCA
  • Excellent Excel skills including use of formula and pivot tables.
  • Used to working with high volumes of data.
  • VAT return experience is key and overseas VAT would be beneficial.
  • Attention to detail
  • Confident individual who shows initiative and self-motivation.
  • Challenges the status quo, and a tenacious drive to understand and solve queries.
  • Innate curiosity in all aspects of the operation.
  • Strong numeric and analytical skills.
  • Ability to deliver to tight reporting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Able to work with, influence, and build relationships with people across all functions and levels within the organisation.
  • Able to identify where processes can be improved, either within the individuals control or outside, and implement improvements.

Job Description:

Our client is looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant. Working in a large corporate environment in a Finance Department of 40 within a varied role.


Working within a smaller team of 3 reporting to the Financial Controller you will be responsible for duties as follows:


  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly & annual VAT and other regulatory returns.
  • Reviewing PL VAT postings throughout the period, correcting as required and feeding back errors to purchase ledger team.
  • Provide support and cover for other members of the purchase ledger and VAT team.
  • Gain in depth knowledge and understanding of purchase ledger and VAT processes, with a view to suggesting improvements.
  • Updating department procedure documents, ensuring all are up to date, in the correct company format, and identifying any areas where procedures are missing.
  • Production of supplier payment reporting for Companies House, and internal monthly updates to identify where improvements to processes are necessary.
  • Adhoc MIS Report Testing.
  • Other tasks as and when required.
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