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Assistant Accountant

Aila Recruitment
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Assistant Accountant£26,000 - £28,000 + BonusAila is excited to announce that we're exclusively partnered with an exciting, passionate and forward-thinking global leader in the Sports manufacturing industry in Milton Keynes, as they look to hire an Assistant Accountant for an exhilarating division within their finance team, looking after an international subsidiary.This company has an inclusive, collaborative and energetic culture with an exciting future and a year on year sales growth of over 40%.This role will suit somebody with experience in an Accounts Assistant role with all round transactional exposure, that's now looking to step up and get more involved in month end work such as accruals, prepayments, VAT, monthly P&L journals and balance sheet reconciliations. We are looking for someone to provide first class business support, capable and eager to work as an Assistant Accountant, supporting the Accountant in this area of the business, ensuring this division is well placed to achieve their ambitious plans.For years we have seen this business continue to expand and it's genuinely a great company to join if you're looking for an inclusive and supportive culture where you will be encouraged to develop and progress further within finance. Offering complete autonomy and a flexible working culture, including a relaxed view on remote working.The company is growing rapidly with sales growing towards $2 billion. They have a family owned culture and work through thousands of independent partners around the world. When you're in their team, you're taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so.Reporting to the Accountant who has been with the business for over 4 years, you will be part of a talented and committed finance team, employing your first class technical and communication skills to drive a high-performance culture: doing the basics brilliantly and possessing excellent attention to detail.Some Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for the books of operations, including maintaining the trial balance and intercompany accounts
  • Process all AR and AP documents through Basware
  • Process company credit cards through SAP Concur
  • Responsible for issuing & collecting competition income and sponsorship invoice
  • Posting of all monthly Profit & Loss journals, ensuring an accurate P&L position by WD2
  • Maintain accurate accruals, prepayments and fixed asset register
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts and supplier balances
  • Prepare weekly cash flow forecast
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations on time every month, ensuring all balances are well understood & documented, supporting a 'no surprises' culture
  • Maintenance of VAT records and preparation of returns where applicable
  • Deliver business information and other customised reports to stakeholders in a language they can understand
  • Able to build relationships with and add value to customers and colleagues
  • Supporting annual budget submission
  • Support the company's global mission to help save the planet fast
To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a fast-paced collaborative environment with previous experience in a varied Accounts Assistant role, looking for that next step up within a business that has the most incredible culture and a platform to progress. You will be a collaborative, enthusiastic and hard-working team player that wants to progress with a business that genuinely cares about its staff and their development journey.Aila is a specialist finance recruitment business that was established with a modern vision of what a recruitment partner should be. With a genuine goal to provide the best jobs to the best people, we operate as an extended arm of our client's business and a career coach for our candidates ongoing development.Apply now for more information on this role. If you're looking to make a move but this role is different to what you're looking for, get in contact with us today and start a partnership with a finance agency that puts you first.
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