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Assistant Accountant

Posted 11 days 10 hours ago by Square Peg Associates Ltd

£28,000 - £35,000 Annual
Full Time
Lancashire, Burnley, United Kingdom, BB101
Job Description

Role Profile:

Our client is a fast paced and continually growing business located near the centre of Burnley. They are seeking a talented Assistant Accountant to work in a busy office. The role could progress to a Management Accountant position over time for the right candidate.

Benefits and Hours:

  • Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum
  • Hours: Monday to Friday - 37.5 hours. Flexible start times to suit. 8am, 8.30am or 9am
  • Full Time / Office Based / Permanent.
  • Perks: 25 days holiday, Free parking, Pension scheme, Vibrant office

The successful applicant will have 5 years experience + of working within an accounts role and be a user of Sage software. Knowledge of CIS returns and subcontractor timesheets would be highly advantageous though not essential.

Principal Responsibilities/Accountabilities of the Assistant Accountant / Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper role:

  • Reporting into the Office Manager / Finance Manager, the workload will vary widely and include the following:
  • Processing Invoices, Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and Credit Control duties
  • Balance sheet and statement reconciliations
  • Managing Timesheets and Subcontractor payroll details to pass over to the company accountant
  • VAT Returns
  • Support with month end duties
  • Dealing with accounts queries with confidence - has the support of an external accountant
  • Liaison with suppliers, customers and subcontractors
  • As a small office team, there will be additional administrative tasks

Skills and Experience required

Excellent standard of Sage Line 50 is required

Good computer literacy - experience with MS Office is essential - Word & Excel

Experience with construction clients or subcontractors is a definite advantage though not essential

Ability to work in an office with 'banter', though equally be able to focus and hold strong attention to detail which is essential

Comfortable working in a busy office environment

Enthusiasm and passion for your work

Team player comfortable taking direction and guidance

Ability to work independently and proactively

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - both verbal and written

Flexible and comfortable with growth and change in a great business!

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