Assistant Accountant


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November 28, 2022
Job Type
£24000 - £30000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A successful manufacturing business in Cumbria are looking to strengthen their finance team by recruiting an experienced Assistant Accountant.

With a global market reach and established for 40+ years, the business is firmly rooted in their market, recognised as a market leader in their field of operation. This is a newly created Assistant Accountant position which has been designed due to ongoing growth and future plans.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

The successful candidate will receive the following rewards and benefits:

• Competitive starting salary depending on experience
• 35 hour working week, typically 9am-5pm with 1 hour lunch break
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays. Increasing with length of service and additional days given for significant birthdays
• Company bonus
• Bupa cash plan
• Employee assistance programme
• Discounted gym membership
• Life insurance
• Store discount schemes and benefits

Your New Role as Assistant Accountant:

Working in a small finance team, as Assistant Accountant you will report to an experienced Financial Controller who will act as a mentor to enable skills development and career advancement opportunities.

Specific responsibilities will include:

• Assisting with month end accounts preparation
• Posting accruals, prepayments and journals
• Supporting with budget preparation
• Updating and reconciling financial ledgers
• Assisting with payroll admin as required
• Credit control duties
• Verifying company expenses and processing onto general ledger
• Other ad hoc tasks within finance as required

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The successful candidate will have good grounding knowledge of transactional accounting duties including purchase ledger, sales ledger and credit control as well as having exposure to month end management accounting duties. Strong IT skills are required including Excel and familiarity to Sage 200 is advantageous but not essential. Additionally, you will be a self-starter with a forward thinking approach to your work, 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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