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Job Description

Accounts Associate

Full time, permanent, office based

£19-23k + full study support

Four Squared Recruitment are looking for a dedicated and detail-oriented Accounts Associate to join a dynamic team within a leading accountancy practice known for providing exceptional financial services to a diverse clientele. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the accountants in managing day-to-day financial tasks, ensuring accuracy, and maintaining up-to-date financial records. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual looking to grow their career in accountancy within a supportive and professional environment. If you have a passion for numbers, a keen eye for detail, and a commitment to excellence, we would love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This role is the equivalent of an assistant management accountant but incorporated within a practice.
  • Supporting the management of a portfolio of clients and taking responsibility for ensuring their bookkeeping, management reporting and any ad-hoc tasks are prepared to a high standard and on a timely basis
  • Preparation of the bookkeeping on Xero
  • Preparation of management accounts and reports
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Contacting suppliers to verify bank details and processing payments, initially onto our internal system and eventually onto our client’s online banking platform

Attributes, Requirements, Skills:

  • Bookkeeping to AAT Level 2 or equivalent preferred, school leavers and graduates considered
  • Committed to maintaining technical knowledge to a high level
  • Competent using MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Competent using Xero
  • Have a good awareness of technology in general
  • Good people and communication skills including telephone manner
  • Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus


  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday + public holidays
  • Additional holiday day per year of service
  • Pension contributions in excess of statutory minimum
  • Health plan benefits
  • Parking Permit
  • Clear pathways of progression to management and beyond
  • Supported study towards appropriate accountancy qualification
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Relaxed dress code
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