Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Heyland Recruitment Ltd
Location
Wigan
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

I am currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a key Client of ours as they seek to recruit an Assistant Accountant on a 3-6 month contract. They are ideally looking for a Part Qualified individual who is looking for the next step in their accounting career.

Reporting into the Management Accountant, the purpose of this role is in the preparation of monthly and annual financial accounts including full commentary and analysis in compliance with audit requirements. Through the communication of these results to business stakeholders and by providing support on ad-hoc projects this role will provide a broad range of accounting exposure to support future career aspirations.

As a key member of the Finance team the role will include the following tasks:

  • Assisting the Management Accountant in the preparation of monthly management accounts (ie accounts analysed by relevant cost centre) to the required deadline.
  • Preparation of monthly accounts journals for the monthly financial accounts to the required deadline.
  • Appropriate balance sheet reconciliations, as delegated by the management accountant on a monthly basis prior to start of following month.
  • Assist in the development of robust and documented accounting systems
  • Communication of performance to key business stakeholders
  • Support to wider finance team for all ad-hoc projects

This is a key role to fulfil, the successful candidate should have the following attributes and be able to demonstrate experience of the following:

  • Part qualified (AAT, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Excellent knowledge of finance systems
  • Proficient spreadsheet skills including formulas and data manipulation
  • Good range of general Microsoft skills, including Powerpoint, Outlook, Word etc
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels via different mediums
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent team working skills

General Requirements

  • Self-motivated and proactive with a positive and can do attitude
  • Committed to self and team development
  • Passionate about achievement of personal, team, department and organisational goals
  • Professional, respectful approach