Assistant Accountant

  • Job Reference: 12945A
  • Date Posted: 20 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £32,000 to £36,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent benefits
  • Sector: Accountancy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

Leicester               Salary £32-£36K

Our client Is a highly successful manufacturing company (SME) with an enviable customer base. 

Due to retirement, it is seeking to recruit an experienced Assistant Accountant to support the Financial Controller.

PURPOSE OF JOB:

  • To support the Financial Controller and ensure the smooth running of the Finance Department.
  • To provide accurate Monthly Management accounting information to the Directors
  • To provide information to internal contacts.
  • To cover for staff in the Finance Department in their absence.

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED:

Finance Staff (in the absence of the Financial Controller)

PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts including variance analysis
  • Weekly payroll plus all labour postings, wages posting and KPI (labour analysis)
  • Pension upload and administration
  • Administration of CITB grants
  • P11d workings and submissions
  • Monthly stock reconciliation
  • Assist with R & D claims with a view to dealing with this in the future.
  • Year-end preparation

ALSO PROVIDE COVER FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Salaries
  • Accruals
  • Costings
  • IT
  • VAT
  • Staff expenses
  • Bank payments including payroll and supplier payments

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

Qualifications: AAT qualified/ACCA/CIMA part qualified or qualified by experience.

Skills and Previous Experience:

IT literate advantageous

Effective communication skills

Accuracy

ANY OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • A team player with a good sense of humour.
  • A commonsense approach combined with the ability to prioritise workloads.
  • The ability to communicate with all staff throughout the business.
  • Some overtime hours will be required at peak times i.e., year-end.

HOURS/HOLIDAYS/BENEFITS ETC:

Holidays:               25 days plus bank holidays.

After five years service one extra day’s holiday up to a maximum of 29 days.

Hours:                   Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm with one hour for lunch but flexi-time is available.

Benefits:               Pension – 5% employee, 4% employer.

Sick pay – full pay for the first three months of sickness, half pay for the following three months followed by Income Protection policy.

Death in Service – twice salary after six-month qualifying period.

Income Protection – 60% of salary paid after six-month qualifying period.

Bonus:                   Discretionary bonus dependent on profit.

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