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Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £18.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Catherine Robinson

  • Contact email:

    Catherine.Robinson@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    152015CRN_1539941171

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-10-26

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Location: Warton
Duration: 6 months
Hours: 37
Rate: £18.00 LTD

Our client in Warton has an opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join their Europe & International Financial Accounting Team for a period of 6 months.

This key team has responsibility for the recovery of £2bn per annum from their Customers, payment of £1bn per annum to major equipment Suppliers, completion of VAT returns and system reconciliations. The team is expected to support the business in the provision of expert process advice, management of transactions and business reporting.

The role will report to the Financial Accountant in one of the operational teams. Based at their Warton site, the role will be focussed around the completion of transactional activities, preparation of standard reports and reconciliations, providing support the internal and external Customers/Supplier and maintenance of strong financial controls. The role will provide an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to gain a sound understanding of financial accounting and will provide exposure to other business areas.

About you

You should be able to work independently or as part of a team, be flexible and enthusiastic in your approach to tasks and be supportive of other team members in peak work load periods. You should be able to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
Good communication skills are important in order to be confident when dealing with both internal and external Customers across Europe.
Experience of working within a Finance or Business Administration role would be advantageous, demonstrating good system skills including knowledge of Excel. Full training and support will be provided in all aspects of the role.

Essential Experience/Skills:

-Previous experience in an assistant accountant role, preferably working towards AAT qualification
-The ability to read and interpret internal policies
-Excellent Microsoft Office Excel and Powerpoint
-Good Microsoft Word proficiency

Desirable:

- Knowledge of BAe Systems Process.

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