Staff Accountant

Reference: VAC-1772
Sector(s): Accountancy
Salary: £ 26,000 to £ 28,000 Per Annum
Salary Details: £26,000-£28,000
Town/City: Gloucester
Contract Type: Contract

Staff Accountant 
6 Fixed Term Contract Available 
£26,000 - £28,000 (Pro Rata)

Our client, a Global Communications company, is currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join their Gloucester operation on a contract basis. The role would involve performing various accounting functions in a timely and accurate manner in support of the accounting department; including posting and verifying entries into the general ledger, maintaining accounting records, journal entries and account reconciliations, assisting in month end closing, and other duties as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
•Assisting in performing various accounting functions in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to corporate departmental policies and procedures and updating manager on issues, timetables, and status of each function
•Performing a variety of accounting tasks which include, calculating, posting and verifying financial data for use in maintaining accounting records for assigned business segments
•Preparing and entering month end journal entries and assisting in month end closing
•Preparing ad hoc financial reports and analysis as requested, ensuring all reports are completed accurately and according to designated timelines
•Knowing and supporting approved accounting and departmental policies and procedures including keeping up-to-date on internal controls concerning accounting functions
•Maintaining appropriate confidentiality of inquiries releasing only information allowed under department policies and procedures
•Generating reports as requested
•Conducting research and compiling data for report preparation
•Preparing reports, identify and resolve discrepancies
•Establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with internal/external customers, team members and department contacts

Suitable candidates will have:
•AAT qualified or equivalent 
•Suitable experience in an accounting environment 
•Working knowledge of MS Excel 
•Basic knowledge of MS Outlook and MS Word
•Flexible and positive attitude to work
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
•Ability to work autonomously and effectively as a team
•US/UK GAAP desirable

This is a full time, fixed term contract position and is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.