Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Assistant Accountant Competitive Salary Your new companyA rapidly growing organisation within Teesside are looking to appoint an assistant accountant.Your new roleAs Assistant Accountant you will report directly to the Financial Controller and will work alongside the wider Finance Department covering credit control and purchase ledger when required. This role will have aspects of all areas of finance including some key areas where you will have sole responsibility; payroll, invoice discounting and elements of management reporting at month end. You will need to work with initiative, be inquisitive and show creativity as we need you to be able to identify control/system inefficiencies through your own internal audit reviews; you will need to be able to 'think outside the box' to find optimal solutions to problems/issues found. We also need you to be commercially aware and be able to dig through data and financial information to suggest cost control measures. The role has the potential to progress to a management accountant role in line with company growth plans for the right candidate. We work collaboratively as a team and everybody's ideas are welcomed. The Role Requirements:
Submission of monthly payroll to outsourced payroll office within deadlines
Responsibility for onboarding and offboarding staff on Sage HR
Administration (daily portal uploads, cash drawdowns) of the invoice discounting facility
Daily and monthly reconciliation of the invoice discounting facility
Reporting daily cash position to the Directors
Month End Procedures including:
Bank Reconciliation (and review & explanation of unreconciled items)
Fixed Asset Schedule Maintenance & Depreciation Journal
Hire Purchase Reconciliation
Overhead/Transport Accruals relating to invoices on bespoke system
Reviewing all nominal postings for accuracy and training the staff if coding errors are identified
Ad hoc reporting as required by Financial Controller and Finance Director
Periodic internal audit of all finance functions to highlight necessary control or process improvements
Responsible for implementation of new controls/systems
Responsible for projects allocated to the Assistant Accountant on the company's strategic OKR's.
Holiday cover and assistance as required on other finance functions including credit control and purchase ledger as necessary.
Joint responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the finance inbox and sole responsibility to monitor the payroll inbox.
What you'll need to succeedKey Competencies Required for the Role:
Work in a team environment where accuracy and speed are both equally important
Showcase inquisitive nature and to work autonomously on projects with little direction.
Demonstrate efficiency within a professional role requiring diligence
Demonstrate past experience identifying and resolving problems/issues and demonstrating sound decision making experience.
Demonstrate past experience identifying areas of efficiency/cost control and how you investigated and recommended improvements/savings.
Confident telephone manner showcasing service excellence.
Ability to demonstrate past achievement on KPIs/OKRs.
Experience and knowledge of Excel (moderate level)
Proven experience within industry finance department or a finance practice background with management accounts and audit experience
AAT Level 4 or part qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA (essential)
What you'll get in returnThe opportunity to expand your career within a rapidly growing organisation.Benefits include: Holidays: 25 (+ statutory) | Pension: Company pension scheme | Benefits: Death in service; health cash plan, discretionary bonus; plus, BUPA PMI after 1 years' service.What you need to do nowIf you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
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