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Accounts Assistant

Hays Senior Finance
England, Irlam, Greater Manchester
GBP32000.0 - GBP34000.0 per annum + £neg
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Your company

Hays are recruiting for a successful manufacturing company based in the Irlam area, who are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant on a fixed term contract for 12 months. This role not only offers you the chance to gain valuable industry experience but also provides the potential for a permanent placement.

Your Role

On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for:

  • Assist the Finance Manager with month end routines, reports & reconciliations including preparation of journals to ensure accurate accounting and reporting.
  • Process expenses.
  • Raising and posting journals
  • Process supplier invoices
  • Produce quarter end reporting.
  • Preparing weekly and monthly payment runs.
  • Process and submit VAT returns to HMRC.
  • Reconcile bank and supplier statements.
  • Oversee and manage the contents and correspondence within the mailbox.
  • Manage and resolve supplier queries.
  • Assist with information request required for external audits.

What you'll need to succeed

The successful candidate will have experience in an Accounts Assistant role and possess relationship building skills, attention to detail and the ability to analyse and deliver solutions. You will be able to hit the ground running, demonstrate initiative and have a confident and effective communication style. You will have experience assisting with the month end routine and possess query resolution skills.

What you'll get in return

You will receive a highly competitive rate as well as the experience to develop your skills, gain relevant industry experience and have the opportunity for this contract to be extended or be made permanent.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

You can rely on us to deliver today and help you plan for tomorrow


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