Accounts Assistant

  • Location

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £15.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Catherine Robinson

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Location: Winfrith, Dorset
Duration: 6 months initially

We are currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant to work for one of our new clients in the Defence Industry. The role will be working within the UK Finance team during a period of on-going significant change, growth and development.

The company has recently implemented a new ERP management and reporting system and part of this role will be to support and help identify changes in day to day financial accounting processes to maximise efficiencies for the function whilst the core role of supporting relevant day to day activities of the function remains.

Reporting to the Financial Accountant the role will involve supporting the finance team in challenging of all core financial accounting processes/activities to maximise efficiencies of the new ERP system. You will support the Financial Accountant in identification of improvement and follow through of actions to achieve improvements.

As an Accounts Assistant you will be flexible and provide support across the finance team including but not limited to: sales invoicing, bid code/asset code creation, VAT return preparation, EC sales, Intrastat, cash-book management, National Statistics reporting, balance sheet reconciliations and audit support.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and be able to prioritise work and meet deadlines.Trustworthiness and respect for confidential information is also required. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team with the drive to improve efficiency and financial performance.

You will be open minded and thrive on challenge as well as being prepared to multi-task and work flexibly to achieve all deadlines whilst maintaining good communication with all parties.

Strong Excel skills are essential along with high levels of accuracy and excellent analytical skills to be able to take any potential changes forward.

You will be AAT qualified/part qualified with an awareness/experience of VAT. Experience of Microsoft Dynamix AX would also be an advantage.

Due to the nature of our work and the projects you will be working on, all candidates must be eligible to gain security clearance.

Morson International is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this vacancy.