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ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Location Antrim, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary Negotiable
Published about 1 month ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Louise McCollum
Job Ref BM2269LMC_1573749842

Job Description

Accounts Assistant required for 12-18 months in Antrim - 37.5hpw Mon-Frid - £10.25-12.82ph

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Accounts Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Financial Controller and the Finance Team in the development and maintenance of the organisation's financial information systems. The successful candidate will support the business in all financial reconciliation activities prepared as part of the monthly management accounts.

Key Accountabilities:
 Responsible for preparing monthly bank reconciliations for all company bank accounts including investigation and posting of unreconciled items;
 Responsible for monthly balance sheet reconciliations including but not limited to, the monthly creditors control account reconciliation, including liaising with the Ledger Co-ordinator in investigating anomalies;
 Assisting in the preparation of the monthly schedule of accruals and prepayments including reconciliation to the nominal ledger;
 Support the Accountants within the Finance Team with any other monthly reconciliations or analytical tasks;
 Assist in the preparation of monthly and/or quarterly HMRC reconciliations;
 Assist in the month end process including preparation of Opex accruals and analysis of Opex against budget;
 Support the weekly incentives process, including the review and approval of underlying incentive documentation;
 Assist the wider Finance Team in the administration of the monthly expenses process;
 Assist in the preparation of financial information including copy documentation and reconciliations for the external auditors;
 Undertake any other duties or special projects as required by the Financial Controller and Finance Director.

Qualifications/Requirements
The successful candidate is required to be a self motivated individual who can take direction as well as working on their own initiative. They are required to be approachable, ensuring Finance is seen as a 'go to' function whilst at the same time, operating within the company core values.

Essential
 Minimum five passes at GCSE Level Grade C or above (or equivalent) to include English & Maths;
 Actively working towards a professional accounting qualification (such as CIMA, ACCA or ACA) with minimum CAP1 or equivalent level, fully completed;
 Previous experience in a finance/accounting environment is essential;
 Strong numerical skills and strong attention to detail;
 Advanced PC skills, particularly Excel;
 Excellent communication and presentation skills;
 Well organised, with proven time management skills and the ability to handle multiple requests simultaneously.

Desirable:
 Knowledge of Sage200 Online

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