Accounting and Finance

Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant

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    Accounting and Finance

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    Up to £30000.00 per annum

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    Jack Roper

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Assistant Accountant - Leicester - £30,000 per annum (6-month FTC)

Cherry Professional are recruiting an Assistant Accountant to join a busy site finance team based in Leicester. The purpose of the role is to provide cover following an internal promotion. The initial contract period is 6 months; however, it is likely to become a permanent role thereafter. Ideally, the appointee will be able to start no later than mid-August.

Working as part of the site finance team and reporting into the Site Finance Manager, the Assistant Accountant is responsible for producing accrual & prepayment as part of the monthly management accounts, managing multiple GL accounts, budgeting & forecasting and ad-hoc analysis. Working closely with key business stakeholders, the Assistant Accountant will also provide key financial information, in order to aid decision making.

You'll be joining a multi-national FMCG business, which owns a wide range of well-known brands and products. Group turnover continues to grow and now tops £1bn, despite challenging market conditions. The team is hard-working with a supportive and collaborative culture. You will have access to the full benefits package, which includes 25 days annual leave, pension, insurances and various discounts.

In order to be considered for this role you must be studying a professional accounting qualification (CIMA or ACCA) or hold AAT level 4 and above. It is essential that you have at least 2 years' experience in a similar role, having covered accruals, prepayments, balance sheet reconciliations, analysis and management reporting. You must possess strong communication skills, with the confidence to present to senior stakeholders. Experience of using SAP and strong Excel ability would also be a big advantage.

Other roles you have applied for may include: Accountant, Site Accountant, Management Accountant, Assistant Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Finance Analyst, Finance Business Partner.