Assistant Accountant - Part qualified CIMA/ACCA

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Wright Recruitment Accountancy & Finance Ltd
Maryport, Cumbria
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Part Qualified Assistant Accountant on a full time, permanent basis. Study supported (CIMA/ACCA) by the employer, this is an excellent role for someone in the early stages of their accounting career looking for a prosperous and varied role within a dynamic manufacturing business, based in West Cumbria.

Supporting the Group Financial Controller and finance team with the preparation of accounts across three individual divisions within a successful and growing Group organisation.

Key accountabilities:

  • Preparation of Manufacturing accounts and reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain the purchase ledger on a daily basis, including liaise with suppliers regarding account queries.
  • Check debtor report and follow up debts.
  • Monitor creditor report and processing payment run.
  • Weekly wages and monthly salary payments and the PAYE liability and other statutory payments, including the monthly pension payments.
  • Post and pay expenses.
  • Monthly EC sales list and intrastate return.
  • Raise sales invoices.
  • Prepare and submit the quarterly VAT returns and complete the payment liabilities.
  • Company banking - banking cheques, cash and euro transfer letters.
  • General accounts administration, including the filing of accounts data.

Experience and qualifications sought:

  • It is essential that applicants are Part Qualified CIMA or ACCA - with the relevant experience commensurate with 2 + years study.
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing company or similar is advantageous.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Excel (pivots, look ups, conditional formatting), Word and Sage 200.
  • Good analytical skills with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Good communication skills at all levels to assist non finance managers and personnel with financial control procedures - written and verbal.
  • Highly organised with good calendar management and planning skills to ensure completion of accounts reporting
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and at a pace commensurate with reporting deadlines and the peaks of manufacturing business periods.

Personal attributes:

  • Good team player with a commitment to provide support to Finance team and internal colleagues.
  • Professional approach with high levels of integrity when dealing with personal data and salary information.
  • Commitment to personal development and qualification, with the ability to work under own initiative.

Salary and benefits:

£25,000 + study support towards ACCA/CIMA

Company pension scheme with 4% employer contribution

23 days holiday + 8 bank holidays

Hours of work:

Monday to Friday - 37.5 hours (Typically 8.30-4.30 or 9-5)