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Assistant Accountant

Kenton Black
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Company details and job overview:

Based on the outskirts of Manchester, within easy commute from the M61 and with excellent public transport links, the highly successful logistics and import/export business are one of the UK's most vibrant and dynamic organisations. Established for over 200 years, they have seen exponential growth in the last 18 months and have surpassed a group turnover of £400m. A business who are known to maintain a family run feel, with their staff at the core of their success, they continue to grow and are in a position to add finance talent to one of the fastest growing divisions with a yearly turnover of circa £25m. With a focus on staff welfare, development and externally to deliver high quality products to clients across the globe, they operate from state of the art facilities and are able to offer a hybrid role, working partly from home within an established finance team.

Your new role as Accounts Assistant:

This is an exceptional opportunity to be a part of a small but effective finance function. Working in a dynamic environment for the UK logistics and wholesale business, this hands-on role will work alongside friendly, but ambitious professionals who are supported by a fantastic senior leadership team. As Accounts Assistant you will support the Management Account6ant and report to the Financial Controller in a hands-on accounting role. A newly established position for the business, you will support all aspects of financial administration in a fast paced environment. No day will be the same, with duties of a varied nature, a full time role this position is available due to growth.

Main role duties:

• Purchase Ledger management, with responsibility for the ledger of 2 business units
• Sales Ledger Management
• Weekly bank/credit card reconciliations
• Processing of payment runs across multiple bank accounts
• Processing and paying expenses
• Credit control including query resolve
• Processing intercompany recharges
• Cashflow management
• Developing process and procedure to streamline the department
• Other ad hoc accounts duties as requested

A truly diverse role, this will suit a hands-on Accounts Assistant who is able to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:
To be considered you shall have a solid understanding of double entry bookkeeping with a proven track record of managing a multitude of tasks in a fast paced environment. A forward thinker and able to identify anomalies through your finance knowledge, you shall have a keen eye for the detail and be able to work at pace. A fast learner, you shall have excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills and be motivated, hard-working and punctual. With good excel skills you shall also be a progressive individual who is keen to learn and hoping to add value in a workplace where staff enjoy their job and work together in a truly team based environment.

Salary and reward on offer:

This is an exceptional opportunity in an established and growing business. With the opportunity to develop and take advantage from a study support package, the business are offering an attractive salary. This is a great opportunity and one which will suit a hands-on accounts assistant. The support on offer is appealing and the environment is one where you really can thrive

This vacancy is being handled by Darren Cadman - Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK
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