Accounts Assistant / Business Advisor

AJ Chambers
08 May 2019
07 Jun 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time

AJ Chambers are working with a top 10 accountancy practice based in Guildford who are looking for a Trainee Accountant/Business advisor to join their team with the outlook of progressing in the near future. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Maintain records for their clients using various accounting software packages including Sage Line 50, Xero, Quickbooks
  • Process transactions, prepare and post journals, update ledgers, perform bank reconciliation and cash book analysis as required to complete monthly reporting processes.
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Undertake financial close procedures e.g. reconciliation of inter-company balances,  ledgers, preparation of journals and schedules and prepare monthly management accounts for review 
  • Using Caseware produce statutory accounts for review for  a variety of clients including those reporting under UK GAAP and IFRS  
  • Perform pentana checker and have a detailed understanding of the disclosures required 
  • Prepare year end accounting files ready for audit either by internal or external auditors. 
  • Ability to interpret financial data, proactively present ideas and make recommendations to clients

The ideal candidate

  • Work as part of a team to provide rounded accounting assistance and ensure clients are provided with excellent service.
  • Visit client sites when necessary 
  • Asks questions to check understanding, avoids assumptions and delivers to expectations 
  • Proactively seeks knowledge and skills relevant to the role and client needs 
  • Updates manager regularly with progress reports and delivers work accurately and promptly 
  • Efficiently delivers service in order to ensure best value for the client whilst maintaining quality 
  • Has an up to date LinkedIn profile  
  • Actively develops a network of professional contacts and attends relevant events Personal  
  • Well organised and planned 
  • Committed to delivering what is requested and informs superiors of any issues at a early stage 
  • Has strong time keeping discipline 
  • Listens to and acts on the advice of others 
  • Works well in a team  
  • Proactive in managing own learning and development and knowledge sharing with the team 
  • Is able to prioritise and manage tasks set 
  • Is open to feedback from others  
  • Supports junior members of the team as appropriate


  • AAT qualified
  • Wanting to start studying ACCA 
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel. 
  • Knowledge of accounting packages (Xero, Quickbooks)

If you believe you posses many of the above attributes and that you would be a great fit for this role, please apply direct or contact Ben Bennett at AJ Chambers. 

Trainee Accountant/Business Advisor - Guildford 

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