Assistant Group Accountant

Wilson James
Southend-On-Sea, UK
21 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for an Assistant Group Accountant to join our ever-growing team. This is a great opportunity to enhance a broad range of skills and experience across a large finance function, with potential room for progression in your career.

The main function of the job is to assist the Group Accountant and Group Finance Manager in delivering financial services to the wider business. The role will include involvement in the sales ledger and treasury functions.

Main duties:
  • Treasury management and cashflow management for UK and subsidiaries
  • Approval and processing of bank payments
  • Raising of all intercompany invoices
  • Reconciliation and cash management of intercompany accounts
  • Assisting with UK & International Management Accounts preparation in accordance with the month-end timetable
  • Posting group journals including training recharges, insurance premium allocations, healthcare charges, mobile telephone accruals
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register and monthly posting of depreciation
  • Assisting with UK overhead accounts including variance analysis & commentary
  • Sales Ledger management (debtor reporting & cover for sales ledger clerk)
  • VAT returns (for all entities) and responsibility for monthly payments on account
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations for all entities
  • Support for purchase ledger (including some excel invoice uploads)
  • Assistance with Corporation Tax compliance

Essential Skills
  • Advanced Excel knowledge is essential
  • AAT qualified or ACCA / CIMA / ACA PQ or equivalent
  • Strong communications skills and ability to work with all levels of staff and all departments
  • Ability to communicate financial information to non-finance staff
  • Experience of SAP or similar large accounting system
  • Strong attention to detail

Desirable Skills
  • Driving licence desirable but not essential
  • SAP experience

About Company

Wilson James is a leading security, construction logistics and aviation services provider with more than 5,000 employees. With in-depth sector and service expertise, we deliver solutions to clients operating across the Aviation, Construction, Corporate, Energy, Manufacturing, Maritime and Technology industries.

Wilson James are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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