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Assistant Accountant

Hays Senior Finance
Gloucestershire, Gloucester, England
GBP35000.00 - GBP45000.00 per annum + Competitive
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company

Hays Accountancy & Finance are exclusively partnering with a leading wholesale business to recruit for a dynamic & experienced Assistant Accountant for their growing finance team in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, you will support in all day-to-day and monthly financial operations within the company. A varied and hands-on accounting role involving management account preparation, cash flow management, and preparation of various financial reports. Offering a competitive salary and remote/office hybrid working, this is a great opportunity for a CIMA/ACCA/AAT studier or finance professional who is qualified by experience, where you can really add value to a close-knit team.

Your new role

Your key duties will involve supporting the Financial Controller in delivering month-end processes and preparation of management accounts. Prepare and support account reconciliations of all ledgers, VAT returns preparation/submission, manage and review HMRC deferment account, and supporting with annual audit preparation. You will assist in the generation of daily, weekly, and monthly finance reports for all areas of the business, accruals and prepayments, journal processing, along with preparing/evaluating cash-flow forecasts and maintenance of the fixed asset register. You will support ad-hoc financial projects, process/system improvements, along with resolving any accounting queries. You will support the AP/AR teams on an ad-hoc basis when required and assist junior team members.

What you'll need to succeed

To be considered for this permanent Assistant Accountant role, you will need experience in a similar position, key MS excel skills and experience in a range of financial systems. You will ideally be AAT qualified, studying for ACCA/CIMA/ACA or qualified by experience, with a good understanding of bookkeeping and accountancy processes. You will have strong communication skills to build both internal/external relationships at all levels, good analytical skills, the ability to adapt to change and be a committed fast learner with previous experience working within busy environments. You will be used to managing workloads and meeting deadlines, with a proactive working approach to work both within a team environment and on your own initiative.

What you'll get in return

This permanent Assistant Accountant role offers a salary between £35,000 - £45,000 per annum, dependable on experience based in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. Benefits include study package if applicable, remote/office hybrid working, free parking, access to 24/7 GP service, flexible start/finish, birthdays off work and further business benefits. A great opportunity to really add value to a close-knit team where you can really add value within a growing organisation with lots of internal stakeholder interactions at all levels.

What you need to do now

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