Assistant Accountant


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October 13, 2022
Job Type
£25000 - £28000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

Kenton Black Finance have partnered with a widely recognised business on the outskirts of Preston to support with the recruitment of an Assistant Accountant. This award winning business has been established for 20+ years and have a diverse and growing customer base.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with accounts and payroll experience seeking a varied role which offers career development opportunities.

Key Benefits/Rewards on Offer:

• 25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays, rising to 30 days after 1 year of service
• Health insurance including dental, optical and hearing cover
• Office based role in a friendly working environment, with opportunity to work 1 day per week remotely once established in the role
• Flexibility on working hours
• Company pension
• Company sick pay
• Cycle to work scheme
• Salary sacrifice schemes

Your New Role as Assistant Accountant:

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be a valued member of the finance function working within a friendly team of 4 likeminded individuals. Specific duties include:
• Purchase ledger duties
• VAT returns
• Bank reconciliation
• Processing payroll for approximately 70 staff
• Calculating bonus and commission payments
• Credit control
• Reconciling expenses
• Contributing to process and system improvements

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The ideal candidate will be AAT qualified or actively studying, keen to develop their skills within finance. Experience of payroll processing is required and knowledge of the Xero system is desirable. You will be a forward thinker with strong organisational skills, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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