Financial Accountant/Management Accountant

  • Location

    Irlam, Greater Manchester

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kartik Masalawala

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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The Key Focus:

  • Providing an effective and flexible support service within the Finance Department, overseeing banking, billing and invoicing and debtor control.

Self and Team Learning and Development:

  • To expand knowledge, experience and skills in reaching optimum performance for the business.
  • To contribute in keeping the accounting and financial processes of the company up to standard and to ensure accurate controls and audits are in place.
  • To take ownership and expand knowledge, experience and skills to develop personally in line with business growth.

Qualifications & Experience

The Accounts Assistant must have the following skills and experience:

  • 1-5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and month-end/ year end close process.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable, receivables and maintenance of general ledgers.
  • Excellent SAP & Microsoft skills required.
  • Payroll processing knowledge - preferable, not essential.
  • High levels of accuracy in preparing and entering financial data.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding financial information.
  • Good organisational skills with excellent time management.
  • Able to work under pressure and to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment.
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Good analytical & numerical skills and attention to detail.
  • Pro-active and self-motivated.
  • An aptitude to develop in the role.
  • Team player.
  • Strong self-development and commitment values to grow with the needs of the business.
  • High Customer service values and good telephone manner.
  • Part Qualified/ Qualified ACCA/CIMA.


The performance of the Accounts Assistant will be measured against:

  • Annual setting of KPI after qualifying period

Key Tasks

Purchase Ledger

  • Raise/Match P.O.s in line with procedure.
  • Check coding and authorisation of invoices.
  • Resolve supplier queries.
  • Processing payments - BACs/ ACH/ Priority payments.
  • Producing Purchase Ledger statement reconciliations in an accurate and timely manner.

Sales Ledger and Credit Control

  • Sales order invoicing.
  • Credit control/ Resolve Customer queries
  • Process intercompany recharges invoices and maintaining recharge schedules.
  • Commercial billing support.


  • Posting bank payments and receipts.
  • Maintaining bank file and ensuring all paperwork is completed.
  • Daily reconciliations of company bank accounts.
  • Maintaining petty cash and reconciling at month end.
  • Credit card reconciliation.

General Ledger/ Expenses

  • Checking and verifying expense claims, journals, payments and update of schedules.
  • Cost analysis & journals.

Support to Financial Controller with month/ year end processing:

  • SAP management and delivery of Sales, Purchase & Banking month end close process.
  • Reconciliation of Aged Debtors & Creditors Reporting.
  • Accruals and Pre-payments journals.
  • Overheads cost analysis.
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations support.
  • Intercompany reconciliations.
  • Fixed Asset Register update and depreciation journals.
  • VAT/ Intrastat/ EC Sales.
  • Preparation in support for budgeting & forecasting.
  • Preparation in support for Fiscal & HMRC audits.
  • Other duties as required by the Financial Controller.