Assistant Accountant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is looking to recruit an experienced candidate who has knowledge of balance sheets, Advanced Excel, data manipulation and Credit Control

Team fit is extremely important as although a large company, the accounts team is a small close knit group, so must be a team player

Purpose of the role

To assist and support the Finance & Payroll Team in the provision of a high quality finance and payroll service to wider business

Reporting directly to the Management Accountant and also assisting / covering other members within the Finance & Payroll Team.

Main Duties

  1. Preparation and maintenance of the monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  2. Produce a monthly report of old items to the Financial Controller and Management Accountant.
  3. Assist with the preparation of the monthly VAT calculation.
  4. Keep abreast of developments in VAT regulations and suggest changes to ensure compliance.
  5. Responsible for the day to day arrears process, ensure all debt is actively chased and deal with queries.
  6. Ensure arrears KPIs / statistics are up-to-date.
  7. Assist in the maintenance of the integrity of the financial database, ensuring amendments /corrections are accurately and promptly actioned and documented.
  8. Assist with the posting of the bank account transactions, raising CHAPS, BACS payments and manual cheques.

The Person

Candidates will be required to demonstrate the following:


  • Good standard of education including 5 GCSE grade A-C or equivalent.Desirable

Part Qualified (Accountancy) or qualified by experience