First Base Employment Limited

Accounts Assistant


Location: Gloucester

Salary: £23,000 – £27,000 per annum depending on experience

Hours: 8am until 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am until 3.30pm on Friday’s


This is an exciting opportunity to join a well established family-owned business. We are looking for an experienced accounts assistant with excellent communication skills. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with all month end management reporting including payroll related costs, monthly accruals and prepayments, bank reconciliations and reviewing profit and loss accounts.

  • Process purchase invoices and payments

  • Monthly supplier and customer account reconciliations

  • VAT return preparation

  • Liaise with company accountants on intercompany transactions and reconciliations. 

  • Assisting with year-end accounts including preparation, providing information to accountants, budgeting / forecasting.

  • Assisting the wider Finance team with preparing budgets and other ad hoc tasks.

  • Ensure Trial balance accuracy and Balance Sheet reconciliations

  • Ad hoc and administrative tasks as required.


Key Skills:

  • AAT qualified or part qualified CIMA or ACCA

  • Experience of working with Xero is essential.

  • Demonstrable account reconciliation skills.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, in particular advanced data manipulation skills within Excel.

  • Ability to work in a team and to deadlines.


If you would like to be considered for this position please email your CV to or call Lilly on 01453 755330 (option 2).

Just at the moment, we are seeing a massive upturn in applications. Please be aware that more than ever we are needing to shortlist heavily and that it may not be possible for us to come back to you if your details do not match the needs of our client on this vacancy.

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