Accountant
Financial Services
Fleet

Junior Accountant

Ref: 3731| Posted: 14th Sep 2021

 

Junior Accountant – Fleet, Hampshire

Up to £30kpa

Insure Recruitment are working alongside a mortgage lender who is actively recruiting for a Junior Accountant.

JOB PURPOSE:

The purpose of this role is to assist the Accountant / Finance Manager with managing both the day-to-day finances of the business and the monitoring of financial controls from an operational perspective.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Reviewing daily files distributed to Funders.
  • Prepare/review weekly bank reconciliations in respect of the business bank account.
  • Reconciliation of key control accounts on a regular basis, liaising with various departments to resolve items where necessary.
  • Assisting with reporting for month end.
  • Maintaining the completions spreadsheet to ensure accurate recording of income.
  • Develop a good knowledge of the systems used by Operations to enable a more rounded understanding of the business to assist in resolving queries/issues when they arise.
  • Be first point of contact for all pre-completion queries and assist Underwriting and Sales where necessary.
  • Taking card payments from brokers/applicants for fees.
  • Keeping various records throughout the year to assist with yearend returns for HMRC.
  • Prepare monthly journal reviews.
  • Assisting with mortgage servicing audits.
  • Assisting with annual statutory audit.
  • Help ensure all procedures are updated and maintained.
  • Providing cover when the Accounts Assistant is on leave.
  • All other associated duties and responsibilities and carry out any ad-hoc tasks as required by management.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

 

  • Part qualified ACCA/CIMA or AAT qualified with a desire to commence study for ACCA/CIMA.
  • A strong knowledge of Excel.
  • Proven experience assisting with month end report preparation.
  • Experience using Sage200 would be advantageous although not essential.
  • Experience in the banking/mortgage sector would be useful although not essential.

 

PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

 

  • Problem solver with good attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure the provision of information in line with deadlines.
  • Comfortable liaising with internal and external personnel at all levels.
  • Comfortable in a wide and varied role.
  • Happy to work within a small team environment which involves carrying out tasks at a variety of levels.

 

How to apply:

Apply by following the process on this page or contact Andrea on 01483 668706 to discuss the application process.