Assistant Accountant

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    Chippenham, Wiltshire

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    Finley Cochrane

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months

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Purpose of Role:

Work within the Finance Operations team to provide support on the sales side for Manufacturing, as well as general support for Manufacturing.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • The majority of manufacturing sales are intra/inter company. These invoices are paid electronical and can fail for various reasons. To investigate & resolve these issues.
  • Deal with Sales Planners queries for credit notes, new/amendments to customer accounts and clear blocked sales orders.
  • Liaise with Credit Control to provide information they require in order to resolve overdues for external customers.
  • Prepare weekly debtors reports for external customers with comments.
  • Prepare goods awaiting despatch reports. Hold meetings with Sales Planners to ensure they action items in a timely manner.
  • Prepare & issue reports detailing components & operations not booked to production orders. Proactively liaise with Material Controllers/ Production Supervisors to ensure they resolve issues.
  • Prepare the monthly finance reporting pack for Manufacturing.
  • Prepare KPI report for Manufacturing reporting to Freight & Products.
  • Prepare various month end reports on inventory, overheads and orderbook.
  • Prepare various month end journals.

Measures for Success:

  • The individual is seen as a key & proactive member of the Operations Finance team
  • Attention to detail required
  • Work is accurate, on time & meaningful


  • AAT part qualified or qualified
  • Confident communicator
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills (pivot tables, vlookups) an advantage
  • Knowledge of SAP an advantage
  • Proactive problem solving nature
  • Able to work alone as well as part of a team