AAT Accounts Assistant

Sherborne, Dorset
Full Time
£28,000 - £35,000 Per Annum.
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 17.15pm
Closing Date:
30th June 2021

Are you AAT Qualified or Qualified by Experience with at least five years finance / accounts experience within either PRACTICE or INDUSTRY?

We have an opportunity not to be missed, offering career progression, support with continuing qualifications for those that want it and a fantastic benefits package!

Enable Futures are operating as an employment business on behalf of its client and recruiting for a permanent AAT Accounts Assistant based near Sherborne, Dorset.  

You will be responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting through to management accounts/financial statements including audits where required for a variety of companies. These range from limited companies operating in the financial consultancy sector, a pension scheme, a sole tradership and reporting on overseas personal and property expenditure!

The working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 17.15pm (one-hour lunch break). The annual salary is £28,000 - £35,000 Per Annum.

In return, you will benefit from:


  • £28,000 - £35,000 Per Annum Salary
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Individual BUPA cover
  • Life insurance 4 x gross salary
  • Payment of your annual AAT membership subscription if applicable
  • Our commitment to provide you with ongoing CPD to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience
  • Car Parking

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated.
  • Administer all payments runs to the required frequency culminating in a weekly bank reconciliation where needed.
  • Prepare VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time.
  • Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately.
  • Undertake credit control if required.
  • Produce management accounts and year end statutory accounts files for internal and external audit review.
  • Prepare regular reports not limited to actual v budget cost summaries and profit forecasts as an example.
  • Undertake project work as required.
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover for other team members when needed.
  • Report to the Team Leader or Deputy Head of Office as work requires.

Experience, attributes & skills sought:

  • Is AAT qualified, qualified by experience or a recently qualified accountant with at least five years of relevant experience, ideally within practice.
  • Potentially keen to continue studying with ACCA – full support given for continued qualification.
  • Has experience of VAT.
  • Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information.
  • Has integrity, discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information.
  • Has excellent administration and communication skills (both written and verbal with attention to detail).
  • Is tactful, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to deal assertively with a wide range of people.
  • Has excellent IT skills, a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using accounting software.
  • Is flexible and willing to learn.
  • Enjoys working on their own or as part of a wider team, being a team player is key.