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Assistant Accountant

Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire | Up to £30,000 per annum

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join our existing Accounts team. The primary aim for the role is to assist in the preparation of accurate, timely and informative accounts for the business. You will be joining a group of experts in the e-Learning industry that aim to inspire learning for all. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the successful candidate will join our business on a permanent contract and earn up to £30,000 per annum.

The Company:

Virtual College has been one of the UK’s leading providers of online learning for over twenty years and has delivered training to over 3 million learners. In the last 12 months we have won many awards including Gold at the Learning Technologies Awards.

Our vision is to achieve "20 million online learners by 2020" and having a workforce who embrace our values of being Passionate, Customer Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Demonstrate Integrity – all are integral to our success.

Key Duties:

Reporting to the Management Accountant, your key duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Cash flow management
  • Make pro-active contribution to the improvement of financial processes within the department and across the group of businesses
  • Preparation and reporting of monthly management accounts and re-forecasts
  • Monthly reconciliation of deferred and accrued income
  • Monthly reconciliation of all Payroll Balance sheet accounts
  • Maintenance of the Tangible and Intangible FAR
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns
  • Assist with the preparation of consolidated accounts at year end

Key Skills/Experience:

Essential:

  • AAT qualified
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, and the ability to work to deadlines
  • IT skills, including working knowledge of Sage and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Mathematics and English GCSE Grade B or above
  • Knowledge of current accounting issues
  • Knowledge of preparing consolidated accounts, PAYE calculations and reporting
  • Knowledge of VAT
  • ECDL or equivalent level of computer knowledge
  • Discretion, trustworthiness

Desirable:

  • Detail conscious
  • Experience of preparing monthly management and annual financial accounts for a business with separate divisions. Submission of VAT and ECSL returns

Package Includes:

  • Comprehensive induction & ongoing training, 3% matched contribution Pension Scheme, Simply Health Plan, Life Assurance and Childcare Vouchers.
  • Hours of work are 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday)
  • Regular charity and social events organised by the Sports and Social Club, “by the staff for the staff”
  • Interested in the role of Assistant Accountant based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire? Then please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter detailing your current salary. We are an Equality & Diversity employer.

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Contact

+44 (0)1943 605 976

info@virtual-college.co.uk

Marsel House

Ilkley

West Yorkshire

LS29 8DD

Awards for footer
Gold and silver award winners at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017 - including gold for excellence in the design of learning content.

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