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Assistant Accountant

Hays A&F
England, Shropshire, Shrewsbury
£32000 - £34000 per annum + + benefits
Closing date
Jul 9, 2024

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Job Role
Assistant Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, CIMA: Not qualified

Job Details

Your new company
Hays are working exclusively with a successful business in Shrewsbury who are looking for an experienced Assistant accountant to join their team to cover maternity leave for 9 - 12 month.

Your new role
You will be working closely with the Financial Controller and duties will include:

    • Assisting the Financial Controller in day to day operations as required
    • Point of contact for the Finance Department
    • Assist with Month End Accounts preparation, to include Stock Reporting and Reconciliations, Fixed Asset Register and Depreciation, Accruals, Prepayments and journal postings
    • Ownership of Month End Accounts and Budgeting process for one division, for review by the Financial Controller
    • Monthly Bank Reconciliations for all bank accounts, including multi bank, multi company and multi-currency
    • Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
    • VAT knowledge, including EU and non-EU transactions, VAT Returns, Plastic Packaging Tax
    • Importing knowledge, including import paperwork, deferment account, freight invoices and landed costs
    • Customer, Supplier & Ship-through/Price Support rebate tracking and claiming
    • Compliance of waste regulations, including annual Paperpak Packaging Waste submission, Quarterly WEEE submission and Battery Producer submission
    • Weekly Cash Flow update
    • Credit Control for one smaller division
    • Fortnightly Stock Checks
    • To provide cover for Purchase Ledger, and be main point of contact for queries
    • To provide cover for daily invoice generation, and other Sales Ledger duties

What you'll need to succeed
You should be an experienced Assistant Accountant who is a motivated, self-starter who can operate with minimum supervision. You require a good working knowledge of accounting systems and Excel and the ability to use own initiative to improve processes and the confidence to suggest alternative more efficient methodsYou should be a keen learner with the ability to see the bigger picture and have excellent communications and interpersonal skills

What you'll get in return
The role is due to start in July/ August but could be bought forwards, you will be working for a successful and professional business, who looks after their staff well and have excellent staff retention. you will be working within a small and friendly team with lovely premises and on site parking. The business can offer good holidays, hours and benefits system

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