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Assistant Accountant - Northampton

Posted 6 March by Additional Resources Ltd Easy Apply Ended
Assistant Accountant - Northampton

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 a year

Key Words: Assistant Accountant, Management Accounts.

The Company

An opportunity has arisen to join a well established and growing organisation in Northampton. Our client are looking to appoint an experienced Assistant Accountant to join their organisation on a permanent basis.

About the Role

Prepare management accounts for 2 non trading companies and assist with completion of 2 trading companies

Stock cost accounting

2 days per month working from Bristol office

Assist the Management Accountant with other duties as required, including mentoring of new staff where applicable.

Responsibilities and Duties

Preparation of management accounts for 2 non trading companies and a scheme

Review and completion of management accounts for 2 trading companies in conjunction with the team

Sales, Purchase, Nominal ledgers and Cash Book entries for 2 non trading companies within both Sage and Excel, including Fixed Asset Registers and associated payments

Stock cost testing and process improvement for our Bristol location working on SAGE 200 manufacturing system & liaising with auditors and site personnel (remotely plus 2 days working from Bristol per month)

Ensure accurate journal completion and authorisation

Ensure all balance sheet reconciliations completed, all reconciling items investigated and understood

Assist in the completion of analysis to explain month end performance

Assist in ensuring delivery of all key month end reports, e.g. sales, KPI`s

Reconciliation of Group companies balances and disclosures

Work closely with and support the Management Accountant.

Qualifications and Skills Required

Able to build relationships and procedures with department managers and those in another group location

Experience within a payroll position and able to demonstrate sound competence and experience in a payroll / finance related environment

Experience within an accounting position, posting journals and performing reconciliations preferably with previous exposure to stock (we can train but would prefer you have the foundation understanding of, for example, FIFO)

Able to communicate with line managers and obtain required information by deadlines

Self-sufficient in running monthly payroll and payroll year end

Independent, proactive, dynamic and able to improve systems with support from Manager

Professional and highly discrete

Desire to learn

Ability to work to deadlines

Excellent attention to detail, methodical

Demonstrate a sense of professional responsibility

Solid Excel and reporting skills including VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables

Excellent communication skills at all levels

Able to be flexible with working hours where extra work required (occasionally at payroll and month end deadlines and usually around year-end)

Ideally part or full AAT Qualified or studying towards CIMA/ACCA.

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

Required skills

  • Accountancy
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Accountant

Reference: 34618804

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