Accounts Assistant - Huddersfield

21000.00 - 26000.00 GBP Annual
14 Jul 2021
11 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis to join a business based on the outskirts of Huddersfield. This is an excellent opportunity to join an international, well known and respected service based business where they will gain exposure to and learn from a very hands on and knowledgeable Finance Manager.

This is a newly created position that has arisen due to year on year growth and is an opportunity to join a company that pride themselves on their high levels of staff retention and offer a clear support and development programme for the successful candidate.

This role will work closely with the sales team. The role itself is quite commercial in nature, allowing exposure to key stakeholders and the wider finance team and business on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, will be confident in liaising with people at all levels and will be able to challenge senior management in the appropriate way when needed. This role will suit an individual who has some experience of being able to communicate and influence non- finance people, who has a strong work ethic and is really looking to make a difference within their role. The successful candidate will gain access to a great benefits package, free onsite parking and the potential opportunity to study long term wise. The company are looking to take on a hybrid working pattern so some home working with be available.

The role will predominately focus upon understanding and reporting around the general business costs. There will be minimal exposure to the month end accounting process but an understanding and some previous experience of this would be preferable in order to work with and understand the finance team but will also be key in providing reporting, analysis and providing ideas and input around improving policies and procedures.

The main duties of the role will involve:-

-Managing the monthly sales and general business costs reporting process
-Continually improving methods and processes across reporting, analysis and commercial team support
-Providing analysis on weekly performance to key stakeholders
-Business partnering closely with the sales team and the heads of departments and closely monitoring any anomalies around costs
-Working on any cost reduction processes and tracking performance
-Reporting to senior management around monthly costings and confidently raising any issues
-Supporting head of department with the budgeting and forecasting process
-Preparing and submitting Office for National Statistics returns
-Supporting with maintaining the customer pricing database
-Preparing and submitting Intrastat arrivals returns to HMRC monthly
-Producing weekly MI and presenting to the SMT to ensure company performance and sales are where they should be
-Assisting with processing of payments and reconciliations as and when required

The ideal candidate will: -

-Be commercially minded and will enjoy providing insight and challenging systems and processes to improve revenues and profitability
-Have extremely good communication skills, will be confident presenting themselves to senior management and will be able to challenge ideas when needed
-Ideally be studying AAT level 3 or onwards or will have the equivalent in experience
-Be able to develop and build relationships with customers both internal and external
-Be able to work within a fast paced, deadline orientated environment
-Have excellent attention to detail and will pick up new skills quickly
-Have strong Word and Excel skills and will be comfortable with Pivots and V-lookups

For further details please contact Gemma Watmough.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions

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