Assistant Accountant

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  • Location

    Knutsford, Cheshire

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  • Salary:

    £27000 - £33000 per annum + Negotiable - Dependant on Experience

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    Morson Manufacturing

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Our Client looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their team in Knutsford on a 6-month fixed term contract. The Assistant Accountant will report directly to the Finance Director and will assist with the budget preparation process, monthly management account reporting and analysis, year-end financial close, Ad Hoc project work and the processing of financial documents and journals and provision of financial information and analysis as required to senior managers and directors and group.

Assist with the roll forward and preparation of files and presentations for monthly reporting, updating spread sheets and files as required ready for the monthly management reporting to UK Directors and head office.

Key Requirements & Accountabilities:

Assist with budget preparation of the HR and central costs analysis, allocation, and preparation of individual cost centres and rationale/analysis and presentations for submission to Group, and data entry via Business Warehouse.

Provide assistance with month and year end reporting, providing financial reports, analysis, lead schedules, intercompany reporting, consolidation pack and information as required to enable the financial reporting deadlines to be met and closing the SAP system following the relevant instructions when required.

Prepare year-end financial schedules, analysis and commentary and liaise with the audit team as required at year end.

Assist in the preparation and review of the quarterly recharge information for group costs and debit notes as required for the employees with direct reporting responsibilities to head office.

Assist in completion of taxation and procedures documentation for group reporting, including service contracts in the group database.

Maintain the companies fixed asset register, including posting of new asset invoices, checking capital expenditure authorisations, disposal of assets and monthly depreciation postings. Provide information as required on capital projects, capital budget queries and any other ad hoc information.

Review monthly cost report analysis and adjustment via standard accrual and prepayment journals for monthly reporting purposes, including re-allocation of cost centres.

Assist in update and balancing of the accruals and prepayments file to the SAP nominal balance with commentary as required.

Assist with the update of management accounting files for reporting purposes e.g. MSR and MR_UK reports as required by the Finance Manager and Finance Director.

Provide information on the cash flow for the company's bank balances in particular the Euro forecast to assist the forward purchase of Euro currency on a monthly basis.

Provide cover for the purchase ledger, process purchase invoices, check purchase orders and raise payments when required.

Assist with credit control procedures, direct debits and collections as required.

Assist with any other ad hoc projects & analysis as required.

About You:

Qualified and Experience with ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW
Experience of accounts completion from trial balance
Excellent Excel skills
Team player
Extremely high accuracy and organisation skills
Strong Administrative skills


Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
8.45am to 4.45pm (with 30 minutes for lunch)
Monday to Friday