Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Commercial Power
Location
Fleetwood, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1231174750
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Assistant Accountant is a key role within the Group Finance Department. Within this position you will have direct responsibility for producing and analysing the performance for one of the group businesses, Commercial Power and providing support to the wider business.
Excellent career opportunities are available and study assistance will be provided to support and develop the individual.
Role and Key Responsibilities:
  • • Preparation of monthly management accounts and reporting pack, including variance analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Be a point of contact and provide day to day finance support to the business.
    • Embrace and implement process improvement for the finances of this entity.
    • Support the Group Financial Controller and other members of the Finance team with:
    o HMRC returns (VAT, Corporation Tax, P11ds etc)
    o External Audit
    o Banking and Treasury Management
    o Board reports
    o Preparation of Bank and Balance Sheet Reconciliations
    o Maintenance of Fixed Assets and calculation of Depreciation
    o Assist with Credit Control including review of Aged Debt and Cash Flow Reporting
    o Support Payroll with processing, controls and transacting payments
    o Purchase ledger invoice processing and payments as support for accounts payable.
Knowledge and skills:
  • Understanding of finance in a Small/Medium sized owner managed organisation and preferably experience in a larger corporate style business.
    • Self-starter comfortable working under own direction and within the team
    • Analytical, able to interrogate data and provide insight using Excel/other tools
    • Experience of accounts preparation and HMRC returns
    • Good communication skills and ability to engage/support non-finance colleagues
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • • Minimum AAT qualified, preferably part-qualified in CIMA/ACCA and committed to becoming professionally qualified (study assistance will be provided)
    • Minimum 3-5 years' experience within a similar finance role
    • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and techniques
    • Experienced using SAGE or other comparable accounting software
    • Strong MS Office skills / advanced excel skills
Competencies:
  • • Solution focused with can do attitude
    • Able to explain and interpret financial information, provide the "story" behind the numbers
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines
    • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and techniques
    • Driven by a desire to make improvements
    • Passionate about customer experience
    • Able to work in fast pace environment
What you need to do nowIf you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Please note if successful you will be required to attend an interview with the hiring manager within 1 week of the closing date.

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