Assistant Accountant

Job reference: 000195

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 DOE

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Accounts

Hours per week: 39.5

Due to recent growth our accounts team are seeking a new Assistant Accountant, the purpose of this role is to help accelerate monthly financial reporting, and to assist the Financial Accountant with various finance team duties. You will work closely with the Financial Accountant to ensure that transactions are recorded accurately and on time. This role requires great attention to detail and an ability to communicate internally and externally, with various heads of departments and with suppliers.

Skills and experience required:

  • Working towards AAT or CIMA/ACCA is desirable, study package offered
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • IT literate – strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and can manage own workload
  • Thorough: attention to detail, the ability to think things through – not just follow a checklist
  • Accountable: take personal responsibility for seeing things through to successful resolution
  • Commitment: take pride in your work and care about your/the team’s performance
  • Mature: common-sense approach. Remain calm & measured while juggling multiple projects
  • Positive: an optimistic, can-do attitude that improves team morale


  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Long Service Holiday Award –3, 5 and 10 days additional holiday after the same number of years
  • Financial qualification support
  • Study leave
  • Eye Tests
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company social events

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