Accounts Assistant

Search Consultancy
07 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Group - Accounts Assistant

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Financial Accounting Manager - Managed, the successful candidate will form part of a team responsible for the financial accounting aspects of the Accounts department, focusing on:
• Financial accounting – to ensure the underlying financial records accurately reflect the results of the Group and its subsidiaries;
• Financial reporting – to ensure the accurate and timely production of period end reporting and the production of the management accounts;

Systems/Process development - to review the procedures used within the team, continually challenging to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

My Client
my client are the largest pub company in the UK. We aim to partner with entrepreneurs passionate about pubs, by granting leases and tenancies to the best publicans. We recruit high quality, commercially minded managers for our managed pubs, as well as collaborating with experienced experts in the pub industry.
Core Accountabilities
• To ensure the efficient completion of the periodic accounts process in respect of managed house information working to a set deadline and bTheng accountable for the completion of all tasks by this time;
• Preparation and posting of accounting journals and production of supporting schedules as required, ensuring that all entries are calculated accurately and treated correctly in line with Group policies and accounting standards;
• To assist in the preparation and audit of all statutory accounts and tax computations (where necessary);
• To ensure the correct managed house P&L (income and costs), BS and cash flow accounting for all transactions processed by Accounts – including accruals, prepayments, department/cost centre reporting and classification;
• Ensure all periodic Balance Sheet reconciliations are produced to a high standard and are ready for review by the set deadline, ensuring unusual transactions are raised and dealt with in a timely manner;
• Work with the managed house teams, outsourced accounts functions, Retail Audit and the wider Accounts team to ensure that all necessary controls are adhered to, that we maintain a robust control of cash and that relevant frameworks and processed are bTheng adhered to;
• Work with FP&A and other back office personnel as necessary to ensure timely production of detail cost analyses and trend information to support the managed house teams as required;
• Other ad hoc work as required within the wider Accounts team.

Skills & Knowledge Required
The role demands a bright, well organised, part qualified accountant or equivalent qualification/experience with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar accounting role.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:
• Part qualified Accountant
• Previous experience of managed house operations is strongly preferred but not essential
• Competent in Excel and Outlook
• Navision experience desired but not essential
• Strong bookkeeping skills
• Technically motivated, detailed, thorough and accurate with a high level of attention to detail;
• Ability to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines with the ability to prioritise work;
• Forward thinking self-starter with an analytical, practical mind with an organised approach and a completer/finisher mentality;
• Ability to work individually as well as part of a team;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Competitive salary
• Holiday – 25 days plus statutory holidays
• Pension
• Death in Service
• Bonus Scheme
• Share Scheme(s)
• Private Medical and Dental Insurance
• Childcare vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Gym membership
• Free Parking and onsite catering

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

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