Assistant Accountant

High Wycombe, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Accountant
High Wycombe, HP10
£30,000 - £38,000 + Benefits (Salary negotiable subject to qualifications and experience)

Working for- Successful & well-established Aircraft Interiors Manufacturer

Excellent new role, giving the opportunity for a highly organised assistant accountant, to grow the role and provide meaningful analysis and support to finance and senior management team.

About Us:

Since 1978 we have grown to become one of the UK's leading aviation interior specialists.
Our plant facilities covering 40,000 square feet, employing over 45 members of highly trained staff, constant investment in the latest technology and machinery puts us ahead of the competition.

The Assistant Accountant opportunity:

Reporting to the finance manager, the role-holder will take day to day responsibility for:

Management accounting:

+ Interrogate stock reports and ensure accurate figures for management accounts
+ Analyse aging of stock
+ Ensure transition from raw material to production is accurately recorded
+ Ensure month end cut off process is adhered to
+ Review bill of materials and lead times to minimise resources tied up in stock
+ Monitor future commitments to assist with cashflow forecast
+ Ensure process for accurately recognising scrap is followed
+ Review overheads and develop break down for costing and stock valuation
+ Liaise with costings engineer in the quoting process
+ Assist with preparation of cost of production for each new product to ensure all overheads are recovered
+ Monitor budgeted costs of production against actuals
+ Prepare variance analysis between standard and actual
+ Review product margins for each customer, looking at overall mix of product to arrive at margin per customer to identify profitability of each customer
+ Back review actual costs against budgeted/ accuracy of costing
+ Prepare variance analysis between standard and actual

Sales ledger:

+ preparation of sales invoices/credits daily and post to sales ledger
+ obtaining details for new customers including credit ratings
+ monitor credit control, building rapport with customer accounts departments
+ Meeting cash collection targets

Purchase ledger:

+ input supplier invoices into Sage 50
+ Raise queries with suppliers and obtain credits where due
+ reconcile supplier statements monthly, obtain any missing invoices; prepare monthly payment run for authorisation including entering onto bank template
+ enter all payments in purchase ledger
+ Reconcile bank accounts, maintain petty cash log & manage credit card expenditure

Trial balance:

+ Calculate accruals and prepayments
+ Prepare monthly analysis of specific expenditure headings
+ Maintain fixed asset and HP liability spreadsheets, agree to nominal ledger accounts

Candidate requirements:

+ Qualified or already working towards a certified accountancy qualification
+ Min 2-3 years' experience in finance within manufacturing
+ Min 2-3 years' experience in management / cost accounting
+ Hands on experience of Sage Line 50
+ Pro-active & self-motivated
+ Highly organised and high level of accuracy
+ Flexible, positive and responsive
+ Ability to plan and organise workload to achieve deadlines
+ Able to work under pressure
+ Confident, energetic, self-motivated
+ good time management and able to work as part of a small team
+ Computer literate, in particular good Excel skills.
+ Good interpersonal skills


+ 25 days holiday
+ Auto enrol pension after 3 months service
+ Death in service scheme after 6 months
+ Medical cash plan after 12 months
+ Free parking

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Assistant accountant, Accountant, Assistant financial accountant, assistant management accountant

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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