Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Assistant Accountant


Reference: JW/0045

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £25,000.00

Maximum Salary: £30,000.00

My client, a specialist international manufacturing and distribution business, is currently looking to recruit an experienced Assistant Accountant to join their growing finance team at their head office in Wigan. With over 1000 employees globally and a turnover of over £1bn this company operates on a global scale and is currently experiencing a steady period of growth both organically and through acquisition and is therefore now looking to add some additional resource to the accounts departments.


Reporting to the Finance Director, the successful candidate will be a capable and experienced accounting professional and will take responsibility for the reporting of financial figures to senior management.


Key Responsibilities:



  1. Fixed asset work, including:
    1. Maintaining the Fixed Asset Register
      1. Recording additions and disposals of assets in line with accounting policies
      2. Calculation and recording of depreciation and amortisation under UK statute and US GAAP
      3. Preparation of month end journals appertaining to assets
      4. Review and update detailed schedules of the Company’s assets and their associated depreciation
      5. Reconciliation of the fixed asset books to the nominal ledger


    1. Related reporting to Group and UK Management Team;
    2. Reconciliation of assets to the Company’s operational IT system; including
    3. Conduct any analyses relating to fixed assets as requested
    4. Preparation of audit schedules relating to all fixed assets and assist auditors in their enquiries


  1. Month-end returns, including:
    1. Cashflow statements
    2. Unit and income analyses


  1. Ad-hoc tasks and providing cover for other members of the accounts team as required (to include accruals, prepayments and other areas of accounting)


  1. VAT compliance
    1. VAT returns for UK and RoI registrations
    2. Dealing with any related returns and enquiries and effecting any changes to VAT
    3. EC sales listing


Required Experience/Attributes:


  1. Must be customer focused and commercially aware.
  2. Strong attention to detail, analytical skills and mathematical competence
  3. Excellent organisational & prioritisation skills
  4. Computer literate with strong Excel and system skills.
  5. Flexible AAT / QBE