Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Robert Walters
Location
Lancashire
Salary
25000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
21 Mar 2017
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Leading organisation based in brand new Manchester City Centre based offices have created a new role for an Assistant Accountant to join their growing finance team. Responsibilities: Extraction of accounting data and reports to calculate, prepare and post mid-month and month end journals using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Accountant and Finance Manager as necessaryOwnership by delegation of all queries from Finance and other areas of the business, communicating directly with the requestor and timely resolution of such queriesMaintain all required lists and registers to a high standard processing updates when required using detailed job aids and guidance/support from both the Accountant and Finance ManagerPrepare P&L and BS control account reconciliations highlighting and investigating material variances prior to detailed review by the Accountant / Finance ManagerExtraction of accounting data to prepare management reports (e.g. Flash reports, KPI, etc.) performing an initial review of the reports to verify the integrity and accuracy of the data presented prior to reviewPreparation of statutory technical areas with guidance from the AccountantAccurate/timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any reviewWeekly monitoring of capital project spend and ageing with responsibility for effective and timely communication with Finance and other areas of the business to resolve any overspend or project closure delaysReview business budgets/forecasts for clerical accuracy and upload to the planning systemSupport the Accountant to provide specific project related activities at the BU level, such as posting journals for the preparation of acquisition completion accounts You will have: 1+ years' experience within a financial departmentIdeally have commenced study with a professional accounting body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA or AAT) - Degree-level education or equivalentAbility to work with minimal supervision and deliver high quality work to tight deadlinesBasic knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting proceduresAwareness of current regulations including IFRS / UK GAAP and Companies Acts an advantageProficient in MS Office applications (particularly MS Excel)Good communication skillsStrong organisation and time management skillsAble to organise own workload and re-prioritise at short notice in order to meet deadlines.Able to break down processes into their constituent parts, identify problems and suggest solutions This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing organisation who can offer progression opportunities for the individuals. This is an exciting time to join the business as they embark on a period of growth. Apply below or to find out more about the Assistant Accountant roles please contact our retained agent Gary Darlington at Robert Walters plc on or call +.