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Overview of Firm

PKF Littlejohn LLP is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisors based in Canary Wharf. With in-depth expertise in many fields of tax, accountancy and finance, we work for
clients ranging from large, listed corporates and SMEs to individuals, their families and their businesses.

Business Services Team

‘Variety’ best describes the work of this division. You could be involved in the preparation of financial statements of any organisation from owner-managed businesses, sole traders, partnerships or large UK groups. The industries our clients operate in include include property, retail, Financial services, consultancy, technology and many others.

With every accounts preparation assignment you’ll gain a deeper insight into how financial statements are put together, and get involved with more complex work. As your experience grows, so will your opportunities.

Purpose and Aim of the Job

The Outsourcing team is a growing and dynamic part of the Business Services Division, offering room for career progression. The successful candidate will assist the Manager and Bookkeepers in providing a high quality bookkeeping service to a wide variety of businesses.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The post-holder will be taught to assist in all aspects of bookkeeping including:

  • Invoice/Transactions processing/bookkeeping
  • Maintaining cash books/sales and purchase ledgers/nominal ledgers
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Writing cheques and bank processes
  • Producing aged debtor and credit listings
  • Preparation and processing of journals
  • Use a variety of accounting systems including Xero, Quickbooks, Sage and many more
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Year-end statutory financial statements

The post-holder will also be expected to:

  • Undertake the work allocated by the manager and assignment leader
  • Keep the team informed about progress regularly
  • Complete work within budget and time allocated
  • Adopt high professional standards with a business-like approach to work
  • Develop a basic knowledge of current accounting standards
  • Be able to advise on basic accounting issues
  • Be aware of Institute and internal ethical guidelines
  • To accept responsibility for all work performed
  • Willing to accept feedback/development points and action it
  • Pass relevant professional examinations first time

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a 2.1 degree (attained or expected) in any discipline
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (2017 tariff) from three A Levels, or equivalent (excluding General Studies)
  • GCSE Maths and English grade C or 9-4 or above (or equivalent)

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work on his/her own with limited support and use initiative
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willingness to ask for help/ask questions
  • Willingness and ability to learn
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good attention to detail
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Flexibility
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Work to deadlines
  • Problem solver

IT Skills

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate core IT skills which include the use of Word, Excel and email.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Corporate Finance
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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