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Assistant Accountant

A new opportunity has arisen in Finance for an experienced Assistant Accountant to join the Finance team.

The role will support the overall Finance team in delivering a comprehensive provision of financial and payroll service. Previous experience and a good working knowledge of all accounting routines is required for this role.

You will be working within our busy Finance department with a team of finance professionals you will support the overall team in delivering a comprehensive provision of financial and payroll services.

You will need to be well-organised, have experience of high-volume accurate data entry and be confident and motivated. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and in person) to liaise with customers, suppliers and staff on a range of finance issues

Experience of working in a fast-paced environment would be beneficial along with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and being able to work as part of a team.

Accuracy is vital in ensuring correct implementation of VAT rules are applied in all areas along with working jointly with the Financial Operations Manager in the preparation of the quarterly VAT return.

You will assist and deliver in month and year end reporting in accordance with finance deadlines.

The successful candidate will hold a recognised UK accounting qualification (or be willing to work towards this) or hold substantial qualification by experience in a similar role.

You will have a minimum of 2 years working in a financial environment and knowledge of VAT legislation within education and general trading along with the ability to transact information at a high level of accuracy together with strong IT skills.

Many of our staff have a disability and we’re proud to hold Disability Confident and Mindful Employer status which recognises our positive approach to physical and mental health at work. Applications are completed via our online recruitment portal, if you require an alternative format to enable you to apply for this role then please contact the Portland HR team on 01623 499 111 who will be able to assist you.

Please note – CVs submitted will not be considered as part of your application.



Closing Date:

37.5 Hours per week

Up to £27,325.00 per annum (Depending on experience)

21st August 2022

Job Specific Documents:

Below are links to all the documents you will need, including the online application form.

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