Assistant Accountant

Newcastle upon Tyne
£20000 - £21000 per annum
13 Jan 2017
10 Feb 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Based in South Shields, Tyne & Wear

You will be joining a leading UK based manufacturer and supplier of performance timber doorsets; performance glazed timber screens, architectural ironmongery and access control.

The Assistant Accountant is to assist the Financial Controller in preparing all Financial Reporting and any commercial or administrative tasks undertaken by the Finance Dept. The Assistant Accountant will provide cross functional technical and transactional support throughout the Department.

Duties, Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
- Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts pack
- Daily updates to Weekly cashflow forecasts
- Balance sheet reconciliations
- Preparing and Processing Journals
- VAT Returns and reconciliation
- Supporting the Finance Team including Credit Control, Purchase Ledger and Cashiering
- Involvement with monthly stocktakes and valuation
- Processing payroll for both salaried and weekly paid staff
- Statutory returns
- Reporting into the Financial Controller regarding any other ad hoc exercises
- Work within the company guidelines of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 standards.

Skills and Experience:
- Previous accounting experience in a busy Finance Department
- Accuracy of work is paramount
- Great interpersonal and communications skills
- Self-discipline
- Good team working skills
- The ability to work to monthly/weekly deadlines
- IT Literate with knowledge of Sage 50, advanced MS Excel skills would be a distinct advantage

Performance will be assessed on the following areas and Key Performance Indicators:
- Preparation of timely and accurate Management Accounts
- Accurate preparation of cashflow forecasts
- Bank, Creditor and Debtor Reconciliations
- Regular preparation of KPI reports
- Accurate processing of payroll and submissions

Salary is negotiable dependant upon experience.

Interviews commencing Friday 20 January 2017 for start February 2017

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