Accounts Assistant - Exeter / Hybrid - £20,000 - £25,000 + Professional study support
Finance recruitment in the southwest is in a surprisingly tough place at the moment. The demand for switched on, experienced and above all motivated accounting staff currently outstrips the supply. Many candidates want to move but are grappling with the prospect of compromising job security.
Our client understands the difficulty and they’re going out of their way to attract a suitable candidate. Who are they? One of Exeter’s most prestigious professional services businesses. A highly successful, very rapidly growing business with a global reach and infinite career potential. What are they prepared to do to attract the right people? They’ll offer remuneration and benefits that exceed the Exeter average. They’ll offer professional study support to those that have already commenced their studies or to graduates. They’ll offer a blended approach to office and home-based working. They’ll support CPD and comprehensive L&D. But most importantly, they’re a business that can offer a genuinely long term, interesting career where ongoing development is open to those who want it, within the UK or potentially beyond.
They’re on the lookout for an Accounts Assistant but they will only consider a candidate that will quickly outgrow the role. They’re looking for somebody with a decent understanding of end-to-end accounting (assisting with management accounts, processing invoices, statutory accounting, assisting the senior finance team etc.), and they’d like a candidate with at least 12-18 months experience in a similar role. They will also very happily consider a candidate wanting to leave practice and join a commercial business, particularly if they’ve already commenced studies (ACA/ACCA/CIMA). But it’s not just technical ability that they’re focussed on. They’re big on personal qualities and the successful candidate will need commercial awareness, experience of reporting standards and strong IT aptitude, as well as exceptional communication skills. Last but not least, a strong desire for career progression with a dynamic, “let’s solve this” attitude will be clincher.
The role is permanent, full time, and the company offers a hybrid working arrangement so the successful candidate will have the opportunity of working from the business HQ in central Exeter and remote (details to be confirmed).
Curious? Great, I’d love to tell you more. Please contact Dan Saunders quoting reference DS8480. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence and full client disclosure with additional vacancy information will be available to all potentially suited candidates.