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Assistant Accountant (3 month+ Temp)

Paul Mitchell Associates



£12.82 - £14.36/hour


Posted: 21/11/2022

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Our client a successful Retail and Distribution business based in Leicester is looking to add a Temporary Assistant Accountant to their small friendly team.

This is a 3 month Temporary Assignment with every possibility of something longer term coming of it, candidates looking to apply should be immediately available and have the majority of the skills and knowledge as per the job spec

The Role:
provide general financial support and analysis, ensure good financial control, maximise Group profitability and assume a significant role in all company reporting

Supporting the Group Financial Controller and the wider Finance Team by managing the sales ledger, processing sales invoices and reconciling transactional activity, responsible for reported gross margin, helping to prepare financial statements and performance reports, budgets and forecasts

Specific responsibilities:

Accurate and timely invoicing and reconciliation of all income streams
Preparation of variance analysis between income estimates and actuals
Responsible for reported gross margin and supporting all related procedures and processes (Sales, Purchases and Stock) journals and analysis
Preparation of other month end journals in accordance with monthly timetable and supporting other receivables and payables activity as required
Maintaining and reconciling petty cash expenses and checking staff expenses
Support or leading other tasks such as preparation of VAT returns, forecasts and budgets, preparing financial accounts, month end reporting, year end audit and year end accounts
Preparation of ad hoc commercial analysis as required by CFO or Group Financial Controller
Key member of finance team supporting
Gatekeeper for Accounts Receivable Inbox, re-directing emails as required
Other ad hoc duties as required
The Person:

Relevant Degree (desirable)
Studying for recognised financial qualification, CIMA or ACCA
Highly developed Excel Skills
Database / CRM knowledge
Enquiring mind
Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise busy workload
Problem Solving and Continuous improvement mind-set
Good communication skills
The Package:

Salary £25,000 - £28,000
3 month Temp role to start ASAP
Possibility of something longer term
Opportunity to learn and develop
Currently Office Based
On Site parking

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