Assistant Accountant

Pin icon CW7 Winsford
Pound Sterling icon £33,000 Full Time Equivalent
Clock icon Part-Time
Calendar icon 28 days ago
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Exciting Opportunity for an Assistant Accountant!

Join this dynamic finance team in Winsford and contribute to the success of a thriving business. This part-time role offers flexibility, a competitive salary (£33k Full Time Equivalent), a supportive work environment, and much more…


Assistant Accountant
Winsford, CW7 2PE

  • Part time (25 – 28 hours), permanent
  • Fixed hours and days to be agreed on appointment
  • £33,000 (FTE)

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK


Our client, a leading provider of document management and archiving solutions, is seeking an experienced Assistant Accountant to join their team in Winsford, Cheshire.

As part of a larger organisation that specialises in essential minerals, our client has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality services and solutions. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on customer satisfaction, they are dedicated to creating a safe and rewarding work environment for its employees.


Benefits:

  • Competitive salary of £33,000 FTE
  • 26 days’ holiday and 8 paid Bank Holidays per annum (pro rata)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company pension
  • Great Place to Work 2023 recognition (third year in a row!)
  • Mindful Employer status company – achieved through initiatives such as site-based Mental Health First Aiders


About the Assistant Accountant Role:

This is a wonderful prospect for a dedicated Assistant Accountant to join our client’s bustling Finance department.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintenance of the main clerical functions (AR, AP, Cash, Fixed Assets) including ensuring the relevant ledgers are closed and opened on a timely basis
  • Manage the month end accounting services for any group companies as required by the Group FC. This involves: 1) managing the underlying processes, 2) producing the P&L, balance sheet, cashflow statements; and 3) producing the operations and admin cost statements with commentary on key movements and trends
  • Manage the month-end reconciliations & underlying ledgers, ensuring the general ledger is reconciled accurately
  • Produce month-end and-year end journals to support the management of the Company and meet accounting standards
  • Identify & action areas for process improvement within all areas covered
  • Manage the VAT and Corporation tax cycles
  • Complete payment runs ensuring key suppliers and HMRC are paid on time
  • Ensure adherence to the Company’s system of internal controls, enabling auditors and directors to have confidence that transactions are properly controlled and systematically recorded
  • Directly manage audit questions arising, providing information to auditors on a timely basis & support any further queries arising
  • Provide support and assistance to other departmental members as necessary


About You:

They are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual with a background in accountancy.

  • Educated to O Level/GCSE level
  • Relevant accountancy and ledger experience
  • AAT qualification (or equivalent experience) preferred but not essential
  • Experience across various sectors preferred but not essential
  • Process development experience

Competencies:

  • Openness to ideas 
  • Analysis and problem-solving
  • Teamwork and integrity
  • Organising and prioritising
  • Initiative
  • Time management

Please note: The role will be subject to financial fraud checks.


The Company:

Our client is located in Cheshire and offers a range of document management and archiving solutions. Established in 1998, their business offering is centred around the country’s biggest salt mine. This has resulted in them having an extremely unique storage offering for their clients. The mine itself is proven to be the ideal environment for storing a range of materials from documentation through to historical artefacts.

Our client’s parent company is a leading global provider of essential minerals focused on safely delivering where and when it matters to help solve nature’s challenges for customers and communities. The company’s salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous other consumer, industrial, chemical and agricultural applications. Its plant nutrition products help improve the quality and yield of crops, while supporting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, it is working to develop a next-generation, long-term fire-retardant business that offers more innovative and environmentally friendly products in the fight against wildfires. They operate 12 production and packaging facilities with nearly 2,000 employees throughout the US, Canada and the UK.

The business is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. They welcome applications from female and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in their operation.


To apply:

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