Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    Rotherham, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £23000 - £25000 per annum + study support

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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We are currently working with a growing SME based in the Rotherham area with their search for an Assistant Accountant. This business has continued to steadily grow over recent years and has seen a significant growth in sales this year. They are a highly profitable business who own and sell a reputable, well-known brand. We are pleased to be supporting them with the recruitment of an Assistant Accountant to join their small, driven finance team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to work for a Finance Director who is looking to mentor and develop this person over time. Suitable candidates will already have some accounting experience and will be looking to take the next step in their career.

NB. This role will be interviewed via video call and will be recruited to start remotely.

Duties will include;

-Assist the Finance Director in preparation of management accounts and audit related work
-Provide management information on an ad hoc basis
-Identify areas of improvement in financial and business processes
-Use of technology to develop automated information systems and archive of records
-Reconciliation of sales reports to the nominal ledger
-Assist in periodic stocktakes and investigate stock discrepancies
-Ensure that all stock codes have a product cost of sale
-Assist the Finance Manager and team with the following: Raising of purchase orders, processing Sterling and foreign currency payments, allocation of bank transactions, allocating payments, ensure sales refunds are transacted in a timely manner, analysis of debtors and creditors and investigation of balances
-Purchase ledger process including purchase order, goods received, invoices and authorisation of payments
-Preparation of accruals for unauthorised invoices or unmatched goods received at month end

Suitable candidates will:

-Be a graduate or an AAT qualified (or studying) and will have experience working within a similar role (purchase ledger experience as a minimum with good academics).
-Be systems savvy and will have intermediate/advanced Excel skills.
-Have excellent communication skills and will be comfortable dealing directly with the senior management team.
-Be a self-starter who will always challenge the norm and look for ways to improve process and drive efficiency changes.
-Be flexible and adaptable to evolving business needs

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 www.sewellwallis.co.uk