Assistant Accountant


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March 1, 2023
Job Type
£25000 - £32000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
Contact Email


Company Details & Job Overview:

Based on the outskirts of East Lancashire, in rural settings, this group business units operate in the charitable sector. With various sites, each in a period of transition and change, they are a leading provider of services and Facilities in the leisure sector. With a strategic aim to improve the health & wellbeing of the local community they are a not-for-profit organisation who continually enhance the lives of many and reinvest profits into local community services.

Flexible working hours
Membership to services and facilities
37 hour week
Competitive holiday entitlement

Your New Role As Assistant Accountant:

A new role in the organisation, this position is available due to internal restructure. The Assistant Accountant/Senior Finance Officer will work alongside the Head of Finance in a newly created finance department. Taking the lead on the expenditure across a multi-site operation, you shall manage the end to end PL process, coaching those in the field on the importance of implications, ensuring the smooth running of the ledger for the business. Enhancing the process internally, you shall lead on managing the cash-book, reconciliations and general ledger as well as adding value to the month end process. A commercially focused position, you shall lead from the front and develop internal and external relationships, driving through a change of culture.

Main role duties:

• Management of the accounts payable function
• Management of the cash book and bank reconciliations
• Processing petty cash claims and credit card statements
• Generate and submit VAT returns
• Balance Sheet Reconciliations
• Assisting the Head of Finance in producing month end accounts
• Assisting the Head of Finance in producing weekly KPIs

This is a rounded and varied role, this list is not exhaustive and may be added to or amended from time to time.

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

To be considered you shall have a clear understanding over ledger management and the ability to drive and coach change in process. With excellent inter-personal skills you shall be highly organised with strong attention to detail and accuracy. A working knowledge of Sage 200 and Microsoft Office is desirable. You shall have experience in a busy work environment and also have the skills to add value to the month end process across management accounts.

Salary And Reward On Offer:

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is either part qualified and wishes to develop
their career or someone who is qualified by experience and is seeking a new challenge in a
friendly, people orientated organisation, where you can truly add value.

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman, 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. 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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