Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Assistant Accountant

Skelmersdale

Reference: JW0112

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £25,000.00

Maximum Salary: £28,000.00


Heyland Recruitment are working alongside this market leading specialist manufacturing organisation in Skelmersdale as they look to recruit an Assistant Accountant into their head office finance team. This is a newly created role due to the growth of the organisation and the successful applicant will be required to provide effective and flexible hands on support to the wider finance function.

Key Responsibilities

  • SAP management and delivery of Sales, Purchase & Banking month end close process.
  • Reconciliation of Aged Debtors & Creditors Reporting.
  • Accruals and Pre-payments journals.
  • Overheads cost analysis.
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations support.
  • Intercompany reconciliations.
  • Fixed Asset Register update and depreciation journals.
  • VAT/ Intrastat/ EC Sales.
  • Preparation in support for budgeting & forecasting.
  • Preparation in support for Fiscal & HMRC audits
  • Raise/Match P.O.s in line with procedure.
  • Check coding and authorisation of invoices.
  • Resolve supplier queries.
  • Processing payments – BACs/ ACH/ Priority payments.
  • Producing Purchase Ledger statement reconciliations in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Sales order invoicing.
  • Credit control/ Resolve Customer queries
  • Process intercompany recharges invoices and maintaining recharge schedules.
  • Commercial billing support.
  • Posting bank payments and receipts.
  • Maintaining bank file and ensuring all paperwork is completed.
  • Daily reconciliations of company bank accounts.
  • Maintaining petty cash and reconciling at month end.
  • Credit card reconciliation.
  • Checking and verifying expense claims, journals, payments and update of schedules.
  • Cost analysis & journals.

Required Skills / Attributes

  • 1-5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and month-end/ year end close process.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable, receivables and maintenance of general ledgers.
  • Payroll processing knowledge – preferable, not essential.
  • High levels of accuracy in preparing and entering financial data.
  • Good organisational skills with excellent time management.
  • Able to work under pressure and to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment.