Assistants Accountant / Office Administrator

Posted 30 May by Phagenesis Limited

Phagenesis Limited is a Manchester based medical device company working at the cutting edge of therapeutic neuroscience medicine and has developed unique electromedical products to treat swallowing dysfunction arising from brain injury. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Assistant accountant / Office Adminstrator to work in our small, friendly team.

Reporting to the CFO, the chosen candidate will be working in finance department managing purchase ledger, staff expenses, sales ledger and VAT reporting in complex multi-currency group structure. The role will also include some month end reconciliation and journal entry to assist CFO. In addition, the candidate will have responsibility of a smooth running of the office, including receiving telephone calls and visitors, providing office supplies and services.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in small teams and have some accounting experience in multi-currency business. This role could be full or part time (minimum 25 hrs per week) and would ideally suit a person with at least 3 years of experience in small company finance department and/or be actively studying towards accounting qualification (AAT, CIMA, ACCA).

Experience and knowledge should ideally include the following:

1) 3+ years experience in small company finance department or actively studying towards accounting qualification with minimum 1 year accounting experience.

2) Advanced Excel user.

3) Worked in multi-currency environment.

4) Previous use of Sage 50 accounts.

5) Experience in medical device company.


The candidateshould have the following personal traits:

1) Ability to quickly and effectively pick up new skills and problem solve.

2) High attention to detail and excellent organisation skills.

3) Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

4) A self motivated proactive outlook

5) A great team player

The role is based at the Phagenesis’ office in Manchester Science Park in the heart of the University and Hospital campus areas. As part of a small team, the successful candidate will be exposed to all aspects of business activity and will have the opportunity to expand their skills and responsibilities as far as their ambition and ability can take them. We offer a competitive package and a chance to build a career with a successful, growing business.

Applications are reviewed as received and we are hoping to complete interview process by end of June.

Phagenesis is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Management Accounts
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Office Management
  • Purchase Ledger

Application questions

Do you have at least one year of experience in working in finance department?
Have you previously worked in purchase ledger?
Can you use vlookup and sumif Excel functions?
Have you previously used Sage 50 accounts?

Reference: 38093608

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