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Assistant Management Accountant - Huddersfield

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My client, a friendly and down to earth services based business within the Huddersfield area are currently looking to recruit an Assistant Management Accountant on a permanent basis. This business has experienced a strong period of growth despite the current climate and as such are looking to grow their long standing, existing team. This role reports into an extremely supportive and personable Finance Manager.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone that has ideally had practical experience of calculating accruals, prepayments and journals and for the right candidate study support will be provided. The ideal candidate will also have had some exposure to the monthly management accounts process within a previous finance role or will be keen to develop into this kind of role and will be hands on in approach and able to take on some transactional duties as required.

The role will primarily be focused upon assisting with the production of the management accounts, however the role will start with looking after some transactional finance duties but will develop quickly. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting with the monthly closing and reporting of the books and records, related account reconciliations and will involve interaction with stakeholders across the business. They will also be involved in supporting and working closely with the Accounts Assistants and will be involved in some transactional duties.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone that has worked within transactional finance or has some management accounts exposure to gain access to a role where they will be encouraged to develop and push themselves. Full training and support will be provided for the right candidate.

As an Assistant Management Accountant, your main duties will initially include but are not limited to the following:-

Key responsibilities of the role are:-

-Supporting in the production of monthly management accounts including journals, reconciliations, variance analysis and accounts preparation.
-Assisting in year-end accounts.
-Maintaining and updating control accounts including calculation of monthly accruals and prepayments.
-Assisting with the budgeting and forecasting processes.
-Reconciling data.
-Assisting with the payroll function and processing the payroll and dealing with HMRC.
-Ensuring completion of purchase orders for all expenses.
-Supporting on the purchase and sales invoicing side when needed and assisting with the cash allocation process.
-Reviewing ledger on a daily basis to ensure all balances are less than 7 days and to resolve any outstanding issues with relevant parties.
-Responsible for organising creditor payments.
-Carrying out bank reconciliations.
-Cash book postings and daily banking.
-Generating payment runs on an ad-hoc basis.

The ideal candidate will:-

-Have experience of working within a Finance team and will have a desire to progress within the industry.
-Be looking to join a business that will allow you to progress and develop.
-Have excellent IT skills, with strong Excel skills.
-Have experience of working within a similar role and will ideally be in the latter stages of studying AAT or will be qualified or have the relevant appropriate experience.
-Be able to work within a fast paced, changable environment.
-Be able to work as part of a team.
-Have excellent communication skills.

For more information please contact Gemma Watmough

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.

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