Assistant Accountant

£20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
06 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
A full time Assistant Accountant position based in Blackburn with a salary of up to £25,000. Your new company This organisation specialises in engineering services is a world leading supplier of paper, pulp and energy technologies and outsourced maintenance services. They are a customer focused business who's products and services exceed expectations. Due to natural growth, the finance team are seeking an Accounting Assistant based in their Blackburn offices. Your new role Your new role will involve all daily duties of a typical assistant accountant. You will be assisting in the preparation of the month end accounts, budget planning, estimations, hourly rates and absorption calculations. Other duties will involve managing debtors and liaising with shared service centres, arranging letters, calls and legal action. You will also be responsible for preparing and maintaining bad debt, obtaining credit check reports, reconciliation of self billing customers and produce monthly hours utilisation summaries for departments. What you'll need to succeed In order to be successful, you should have excellent IT and excel skills,be extremely confident in working on complex internal systems and have a good understanding of finance systems. You should have an analytical mindset and have a high degree of personal drive with initiative to solve problems pragmatically. Ideally you should have a minimum of two years accounting and business experience and have qualified at AAT level or have an equivalent qualification. What you'll get in return In return, you will be working within a relatively small finance team for a international company and have internal opportunities to progress, given you have the right attitude and skill set. You will be rewarded with a salary of up to £25,000 working full time between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm, with an early finish at 4pm on a Friday. Parking is also provided on site. What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call Megan Collins in Burnley on 01282 402161. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at This job was originally posted as