Virtual Finance Officer

Accounts-Assistant

Job Description

Location: Leamington Spa Office

Salary: Competitive 

As a Virtual Finance Officer (VFO), you will have experience in general bookkeeping and accounts, and you will be eager to take responsibility for the accounting functions of external clients. 

This is a client-facing role (virtual in the current climate!) and, as such, you will attend meetings on client business premises, not only to gain an understanding of the client’s overall business but also to interact with the Owners, Directors, or support their internal finance team generally. You will be responsible for ensuring accuratereal-time reports and guidance to clients. 

To be successful in this role it is vital that you have experience working on multiple sets of client accounts. On a daily basis your duties will include:   

  • Assist in supporting the VFO team in day to day bookkeeping & VAT return preparation  
  • New finance system set-ups for clients
  • Resolving payment queries and supplier payments 
  • Producing reports for senior management 
  • Handling account related queries and software support queries 
  • Balance sheet reconciliations  
  • Production of monthly management accounts tailored to client requirements 

What you’ll need to succeed: 

The successful candidate must have previous experience in the above duties in a similar bookkeeping or accounts assistant position. AAT qualified is preferable, however, those qualified by experience will also be considered for the role. 

Applicants need excellent communication skills due to the client-facing nature of the role with the ability to work well in high-pressure situations subject to tight deadlines and be able to work on your own initiative. 

Essential Skills: 

  • A minimum of 18 months of practical experience within a similar roleideally in an accountancy firm 
  • AAT qualified or qualified by experience
  • Experience of processing high volumes of invoices 
  • Knowledge of Payroll and associated tasks 
  • Strong knowledge of cloud-based accounting systems, such as Xero 
  • Proven levels of accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong Microsoft Office and Outlook skills 
  • A self-starter who can manage their own workload 
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team 
  • A driving license and access to your own vehicle is essential

Career Benefits

flexi time

Flexi-hours

We have core hours from 9.30 to 4.30, then work the rest around your schedule.

Promotion Opportunities

Internal Promotion Opportunities

Once qualified, we have a graded management system so there is always somewhere to move up internally. 

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

No one wants to try and find a parking space before your first morning coffee. We’ve got plenty of parking at both our offices.

Discount Platform

Employee Discount Platform

From your supermarket shop to holidays you can save with our exclusive discount programme.

Please Note:

Due to the number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted. 

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