Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Accounts Assistant


Reference: SM/0070

Type: Contract

Minimum Salary: £23,000.00

Maximum Salary: £27,000.00

I am currently recruiting for my client who are based just outside Chester. There is the need for an experienced Accounts Assistant or Assistant Accountant to join the team on a fixed term contract basis. The role will run until end of October initially before likely extension until end of February 2020. This role would suit a candidate who is readily available as this can be an immediate start – ideally AAT qualified or working towards. This role is transactional with elements of month end / management accounts work so could be great experience for a more junior candidate looking to gain this experience.


Job Purpose: 


To provide accounting support to ensure that the company closes its monthly books and records in a timely and accurate manner.

To support the accounting team in completing all other activities as part of their daily and monthly remit.




  • Prepare all General Ledger journals
  • Calculate and create accrual and prepayment journals at month end
  • Calculate transfer pricing and management fees for various service charges
  • Prepare, reconcile and revalue intercompany statements
  • Review profit and loss report and report on key movements/variances and prepare journals where necessary for month end purposes
  • Liaise with Payroll manager and reconcile payroll and payroll taxes to the General Ledger
  • Review of the fixed asset register and reconciliation to the general ledger
  • Journaling other receipts and payments as necessary
  • Liaise with FP&A on work day 2 month end close to prepare income statement variance analysis
  • Escalate issues to Finance Manager
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Finance Manager and European Regional Controller
  • To ensure all filing is done in a timely and accurate manner and to support the accounting team to ensure that the month end close is completed on time
  • Complete bank reconciliations at month end in different currencies
  • Assist in additional year end processes and to support the year end audit preparation
  • Production of month end balance sheet reconciliations and working papers
  • Assist in the production of month end reporting packs in accordance with monthly published timetables
  • Prepare VAT return data including monthly intrastat and EC sales reports
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly cash flow reporting
  • Liaising with Outsourced partner for any accounts payable queries and month end work
  • Send financial information to local accountants on a timely basis for VAT and local statutory account work


Systems Used:

  • Great Plains
  • Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Outlook E-Mail



  • Multinational and multi-site experience
  • Multi-currency experience
  • Experience of working within a shared service environment


If you feel you have the necessary skills and are readily available to start a new role please apply to get further information.



Type – Fixed term contract (5-9 months)

Salary - £23,000 - £27,000

Location – Chester