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EY Caribbean

Accounting Assistant

EY Caribbean

  • St. Thomas
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 22/02/2021
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Accounting Assistant


EY, a global, market leading, professional services firm, with dynamic people in more than 140 countries, is committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax, advisory and transaction advisory services. Ernst & Young Caribbean, one of the region’s largest seamlessly and fully integrated professional services firms, has offices in Trinidad, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica, Curacao, Aruba and Suriname. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone’s contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development.


We currently have an excellent career opportunity in our Barbados office for the position Accounting Assistant. The selected candidate must have a broad knowledge of accounting and finance concepts and utilize independent judgment to complete assignments and resolve issues. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:



  • Perform general accounting activities including reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts.
  • Process payments (Support Accounts Payable when AP person is on leave )
  • Preparation and review of journal entries
  • Daily preparation of deposit to bank and submission of ‘Cash Receipts Form' for AR processing. 
  • Manage online banking for incoming receipts
  • Prepare and submit weekly bank reports
  • Credit cards reports are audited/processed and distributed timely
  • VAT Returns: - Preparation of VAT
  • Manage Travel Advance process i.e ensure compliance with company’s policy
  • Assist in the preparation of Quarterly/Monthly Reports
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet schedules monthly
  • Preparation of the FX Revaluation reports monthly
  • Review of Bank Reconciliations
  • Preparation of cash flow statements
  • Assist with the accurate and timely close of accounting cycle
  • Assist with special projects as required and any other ad hoc duties that may arise
  • Ensure compliance of monthly, quarterly and annual submission deadlines for statutory and other legal requirements are met


To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Currently pursuing a professional accounting qualification i.e. ACCA, CA, CIMA, CPA
  • Approximately 2-5 years’ experience in a professional environment in a finance/ business capacity
  • Ability to understand the expectations of customers and deliver service that meets or exceeds customers' needs within policy guidelines
  • The ability to identify and resolve issues that impact the delivery of quality service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive, "can-do" attitude and approach to responsibilities; the ability to assist and support leadership in addressing new challenges and changes
  • Strong teamwork, collaboration, and support skills across different organizational teams


Ref: Accounting Assistant
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