Assistant Accountant

22000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + GBP22000 - GBP25000/annum
19 Apr 2017
03 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of ambitions personnel who are acting as an employment agency.

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Accountant to work for a large food manufacturing business based in Grantham. This manufacturing site is dedicated to continually developing and improving all internal systems throughout the business to become a world class organisation.

This is a dynamic, forward thinking business; employing over 12,000 people. It is managed and staffed by some of the most professional, productive and committed individuals found in the food industry throughout the world. Their standards are award-winning and they are constantly investing in talented individuals who share their ambition and relish the opportunity to be part of such a successful company.

They have a diverse workforce split over 13 sites in the UK, Ireland and Europe; however they remain a close, integrated business, working as a team with shared goals to deliver the highest quality products, be innovative and improve all areas of the business.

The main purpose of this role is to:

1. Provide support to the finance department in the provision of daily, weekly and monthly accounting information within appropriate deadlines.

2. To assist with the preparation of a comprehensive overhead accounting service for site budget holders.

3. To compile Balance Sheet reconciliations to audit standards.

4. Assist with the other site accounting responsibilities.

You will get involved with various duties such as:

* Assist in the timely preparation, interpretation and presentation of daily, weekly and monthly factory accounting reports.
* Extract, analyse and report variances to standard.
* Assist in overhead reporting and supporting the budget holders in understanding the costs within each of their budget responsibilities.
* Monitor weekly cycle counting to ensure stock checks are completed accurately and controls are maintained.
* Administer and coordinate the clearance of Capital WIP balances ensuring balances are kept to a minimum.
* Responsible for the management, accounting and banking of petty cash on site, ensuring group controls are applied.
* Responsible for the accounting and audit of the Social Club Accounts.
* Ensure the timely preparation and accurate reporting of QK accounts. In particular this involves

o Weekly review of P&L - including issuing price variance & contribution details to other sites

o Ensure timely completion of intersite shipments & receipts reconciliations and journals.

o Compiling, reconciling & monitoring stock reports and issuing relevant details to other sites.

o Overseeing sales & purchases invoicing for France

o Month end balance sheet review (mainly stocks, intercompany prepayments & accruals and GRNI)

o Month end reporting to Central Finance (balance sheet reconciliations)


* Identify areas for improvements within processes & procedures carried out by the finance department.
* Help maintain an effective, integrated management accounting and financial reporting systems for the sites.
* Keep abreast of developing situations and techniques in respect of finance disciplines including accounting standards.
* Help carry out exercises as finance may require from time to time.
* Maintain a good working relationship which is consistent with the finance department principles of delivering a high quality service.
* Proactively work with buyers to reduce and clear Docuware items. Looking to identify and rectify route causes, reducing reasons for queries ending up in Docuware in the first place.
* To work in a manner that actively seeks to reduce any negative environmental impact in relation to the processes and procedures operating within their area and across the wider business e.g. reduction of waste, recycling etc.


* Part Qualified, / AAT or qualified by experience.

* Experience working in a manufacturing environment preparing weekly and monthly management accounts.

* Good interpersonal skills and motivated to deliver a proactive accounting service

* Advanced user spreadsheet skills

* Strong systems skills and relevant experience using manufacturing ERP systems

* Comfortable working within both an office and factory environment.

* Flexible with working out of more than one site

* Trustworthy to work on confidential matters with the utmost discretion

* Flexible with regards to working hours


Our clients offer highly competitive packages that reflect the commitment and success of their people.

In addition to attractive salaries, the team are also entitled to a range of benefits that includes: Life Assurance, Company Pension Scheme, secure on-site parking, canteen facilities, childcare voucher scheme, plus generously discounted products at all of the factory shops.

They are committed to the development of everyone within the team. You will get full on-the-job training as well as opportunities for further professional qualifications or learning and development.

To apply, please contact Leanne on (Apply online only) or email a CV to ;

Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please assume that your application has not been successful