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Financial Accountant - West York - Hybrid

  • Location:

    York

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

  • Contact email:

    gemma.watmough@sewellwallis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    GEM/2957_1655110321

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Gemma Watmough



Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for an Financial Accountant on a permanent basis to join a growing, forward thinking business based within the West York area.

This is an excellent opportunity for an AAT qualified or part qualified candidate who is studying ACCA/CIMA to join a business that has managed to retain a family feel like culture and environment despite its impressive recent growth.

This is a newly created position that has arisen due to year on year improved performance and is an opportunity to join a company that pride themselves on their high levels of staff retention and offer a clear support and development programme for the successful candidate.

This role will report into and work closely with the Senior Accountant and will be a varied all round financial accounts based role but there will be a strong emphasise on the audit side. This is an excellent opportunity to join a business that really do promote from within and emphasises collaboration and champions a culture where everyone works together, owning and resolving challenges as a team.

This role will suit an individual who has a solid and proven accounting background ideally from a practice background, has a strong work ethic and is really looking to develop and progress with the business long term.

Full study support will be provided and the role comes with flexible hybrid working and an attractive benefits package alongside free parking.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:-

-Full involvement with the audit process and ensuring that existing financial controls are adhered to at all times
Processing accruals and prepayments and journal postings
-Assisting in the preparation of the monthly profit and loss statement and balance sheet for review and including checking accuracy of invoice coding
-Cash-flow analysis and carrying out balance sheet reconciliations and investigating anomalies and discrepancies
-Dealing with HMRC and reconciling the weekly supplier payments
-Processing quarterly VAT returns
-Getting involved in system and process implementation and improvement when appropriate
-Maintaining financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts and working towards deadlines
-Ensuring compliance with all relevant reporting requirements
-Preparing financial reports as requested by management by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
-Full understanding of accounting processes and be able to assist accounting operations at a transactional level when required


The ideal candidate will:-

-Have good communication skills and will be confident communicating at all levels
-Ideally be AAT qualified or be studying CIMA/ACCA or have the equivalent level of practical experience within a financial accounts type role
-Ideally have a practice background and will have an understanding and some practical experience of the audit process
- Be ambitious and will want to progress within a business and will enjoy a role with more of an emphasise on financial accounts/controls
-Be able to work within a fast paced, deadline orientated environment.
-Have excellent attention to detail and will pick up new skills quickly.
-Have strong Word and Excel skills.

For further details please contact Gemma Watmough.


To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.