Assistant Accountant

Job Description

This is a 3-4 month contract.

Duties include:
Responsible for the preparation of monthly management accounts for certain group companies, including production of trial balance, general ledger maintenance, supporting schedules and VAT return
Review and analyse the management accounts to confirm the general ledger balances are as per expectations
Processing of purchase invoices and expenses to include coding, matching against purchase orders, obtaining of relevant approvals and authorisations for payment
Supplier statement reconciliations and resolution of supplier queries
Preparation of group bank reconciliations
Preparation, posting and reconciliation of accruals, prepayments and accrued interest
Maintenance of fixed asset register
Update and reconciliation of all intercompany accounts following the posting of any transactions
Liaise and resolve queries from internal and external stakeholders
Act in accordance with accounting principles, regulations and internal procedures
Produce own correspondence, emails and field enquiries
Deal with email and telephone queries in a timely, accurate and courteous manner
Act in accordance with legislation both locally and in all jurisdictions that the Company and it associated companies operates
Comply with all legal obligations and Company Policies Group wide including security and health and safety requirements

Skills and experience required:
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role in a Finance Department and good accounting background
At least part qualified in a relevant Accounting qualification is desirable but not essential
Experience of accounting software packages (preferably Quickbooks and/or sage), proven ability to learn new software packages
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products, in particular Excel