Assistant Accountant

£22k-£28k per annum (dependent on experience)
10 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Maria Connelly
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Near Ellesmere
JOB TITLE: Assistant Accountant
SALARY & BENEFITS: £22k-£28k per annum (dependent on experience) + 29 days holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after 2 years' continuous employment
WORKING HOURS: Monday-Friday

THE COMPANY: Our client is a well established forest nursery based near Ellesmere which produces bare root trees and shrubs suitable for forestry, Christmas trees, hedging and native woodland planting. They currently produce up to 22 million trees per year and are now seeking an Assistant Accountant to join the team on a permanent basis.

THE ROLE:Our client has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join their team. Reporting to the director, on a day to day basis, you will be involved in a multitude of tasks ranging from the preparation of monthly management accounts, year-end accounts and payroll to dealing with purchase ledger, credit control, VAT and PAYE. This position will allow excellent career progression and support in completing your qualifications.

Key Responsibilities (initially) to include:
  • Assistance in preparing monthly management accounts
  • Involvement in year-end statutory accounts preparation
  • Dealing with payroll (circa 50 employees)
  • Dealing with purchase ledger, credit control, VAT and PAYE
  • Processing invoices from suppliers
  • Working on excel on producing labour journals on wage costs
  • Producing weekly reports to management on costs in Excel
THE CANDIDATE: The Assistant Accountant role is an excellent opportunity for candidates who are seeking personal and professional development. Our client is seeking candidates who are qualified to a minimum of AAT Level 4 or ACCA/CIMA part qualified and are looking to continue their studies to qualify as ACCA/CIMA. This is a position which will develop over time and successful candidates could see themselves progressing to Senior Management level. It would be highly desirable to have experience of Sage Payroll and Sage 50 Accounts, however applicants without this experience will still be considered.

Key experience essential for the role:
  • Qualified to at least AAT Level 4 or ACCA/CIMA part qualified
Key experience desirable for the role:
  • Experience of Sage Payroll
  • Experience of Sage 50 Accounts
Are you the Assistant Accountant that we are looking for? If YES, then please hit the Apply now button.
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