Assistant Accountant

Location
Ashton-under-Lyne
Salary
£20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits: plus excellent benefits and study support
Posted
09 Sep 2021
Closes
07 Oct 2021
Ref
AA/Ashton/HLB
Contact
Harriett Busby
Job Title
Accountant
Category
Leisure
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Company

Axon Moore are exclusively recruiting an Assistant Accountant for a well-established and growing business with a presence throughout the UK. They are seeking an ambitious Assistant Accountant with excellent communication skills and a desire to learn, to assist the Financial Accountant and develop through CIMA/ACCA.

The business is growing and is in a strong position post pandemic. They are adding this role to support the wider accounts team with reporting and financial accounting. The ideal candidate will be looking to learn and develop in order to progress as they study. A personable and friendly personality is a must in this vibrant team and business.

About the role

As the Assistant Accountant, you will be responsible for much of the day to day cash and banking elements, as well as some key financial accounting and reporting. You will build strong relationships with stakeholders and be the point of contact for all cash related queries, working closely with purchase ledger and Management Accountants. You will also gain further experience in all areas of financial accounting, such as fixed asset management, IFRS, Tax and creditors and debtors.

Main Duties
  • Monthly bank reconciliations for multiple accounts
  • Taking responsibility for the cash book, ensuring this is reconciled and all journals are posted
  • Carrying out inter-company transfers where required
  • Balance sheet reviews, analysis and assisting with the monthly board pack
  • Investigating queries and resolving accounting issues such as missed postings
  • Daily and weekly review of revenue and production of statements and invoices
  • Posting journals in Sage 200
  • Assisting with acquisitions
  • Mailbox management
  • Assisting with process improvement
  • Assisting with month end close and reconciliations as well as annual audit and year end close
  • Ad-hoc duties and support to the wider finance team
Person specification
  • Full AAT or ACCA/CIMA part qualification
  • Experience within a similar position is ideal, particularly in treasury/cash book management
  • Intermediate excel skills such as VLOOKUP and pivot tables and experience using accounting systems. Sage 200 would be beneficial
  • A personable character and someone who is driven and ambitious and keen to learn and develop while studying
  • Strong planning and organisation skills essential
  • Enthusiastic and self-motived

Salary and Benefits
  • Salary£20,000 – £25,000 depending on experience
  • Full CIMA/ACCA study support with incremental pay increase achievable on completion of each exam
  • Staff discounts
  • Pension
  • Health care and financial advice
  • Discounts package for use with hundreds of retailers
  • Some flexible working
  • 9-5 core working hours
For immediate consideration or more information on the role, please contact Harriett Busby at Axon Moore on 07595 660 279

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