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Overview of Role: Our client based in the North East is seeking an Assistant Accountant (Part Qualified) on a full-time permanent basis.
As a key member of a high performing finance team, you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth and efficient management of the General Ledger and Reporting functions for the European business. Assisting the Accountant with preparation of financial information for internal and external reporting.
Supporting the implementation and enhancement of effective and efficient processes within the Company’s organisation. This role will provide an excellent opportunity to gain responsibilities in a range of Financial and Business Partnering driven tasks and be a key player in both local and European Finance activities.
Supporting the Accountant with month-end reporting to the Group including, preparation of monthly management accounts, monthly trading commentary and monthly checklists
Supporting the Accountant in preparation of annual financial statements and related schedules
Co-ordinating with auditors (both internal and external) to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process
Management of the month-end close process, including co-ordination with other members of the finance team to ensure timely completion of month-end tasks
Ensure all key month-end reconciliations are performed by the appropriate team member and reviewed by an appropriate supervisor
Ensure a comprehensive month-end folder is prepared each month, containing all key month end reconciliations, and supporting schedules for key balance sheet accounts
Ensure compliance with all financial control requirements (e.g., manual journals, key account reconciliations)
Liaise with the accounts payable department to ensure that invoices are posted to the appropriate profit centres (site-level, network-level, central)
Responsibility for month-end overhead accruals process
Working with the Head of Finance to implement, develop and maintain the Monthly Overhead
Reporting in the system
Working with the Accountant to prepare and maintain site-by-site and network level P&Ls in the system – including monthly allocation of month end accruals, and ensuring that team members tag all margin postings by profit centre and by material
Liaise with the payroll provider for all necessaries salaries related queries
Property, Plant and Equipment
Overseeing the maintenance of a detailed fixed asset register for the business
Ensuring that assets are depreciated appropriately
Accounting for repairs/maintenance/upgrades
In conjunction with our tax advisors, ensuring that VAT returns are prepared and filed in a timely
Management of all lease/rental payments to ensure payments are correct and paid on time
Ensure that the property master data is accurately reflected in SAP
Review the leases and ensure inflation is reflected
Support the Head of Finance and Finance Director on ad hoc projects as and when required Collaborate with other managers within the business for cross-cover, and for co-ordination of any tasks that impact on the financial reporting functions
Interaction with external/internal parties including customers, auditors and the Group
Keep up to date on relevant accounting issues that may impact on this business Perform role in line with all the Group and other corporate policies
Cross train with other members of the Finance Team to ensure adequate cover is maintained during holidays / leave and ensure that all major team tasks are always managed
Part Qualified Accountant
At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a fast-paced environment
A proven ability to work as part of a team
Effective communication, interpersonal, time management and presentation skills
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
Experience of SAP or similar large ERP system an advantage
French or German speaker an advantage
Strong attention to detail, with an ability and willingness to work in the detail and take
a hands-on approach
Capable of working on own initiative
Positive, can-do attitude, displaying a high level of commitment & motivation
Demonstrates a desire to grow and undertake additional responsibilities
Highly organised with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
Demonstrates articulate and professional communication style o Demonstrates high levels of personal and professional standards
Possesses strong financial acumen
Ability to build strong business relationships across different cultures and business areas
Willing to travel on business trips if required
If you are interested in the above role, please apply to job reference HM/644 on www.recruitmentbureau.com.Please send your cv in a Word format.
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