Accounts Assistant (Part Time)

  • Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
    £ 20000 - £ 25000 / Year
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - AAT
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference
    JN-112019-105751

Our client are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to join our team at our main site in Midgley, Wakefield. The purpose of the role is to provide part-time accounting assistance to the CFO and support other members of the finance team during absences. We are also ideally looking for someone local to Wakefield, with no more than a half hour commute to our main site.


The business is an established family company based primarily in Midgley near Wakefiel.


Duties and Responsibilities include…



  • Assist in the month end closure of ledgers and prepare monthly reconciliations of key Balance sheet control accounts

  • Production of management accounts to trial balance level including preparation and posting of month end journals such as accruals and prepayments.

  • Investigate and explain variances in the management accounts

  • Preparation of weekly Management Information Reporting and Analysis

  • Perform ad hoc analysis to support the business with decisions

  • Fixed asset accounting

  • Assistance in preparation of year end budgets and analysis

  • Assist in the development and management of the internal financial systems & processes

  • Support with the efficient and effective management of business cash flow

  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in presenting accurate, timely and reliable information to the board that offers key insights into the performance of the business.

  • Support with Purchase/Sales/Cash Ledger Responsibilities during absence and holidays.

  • Prepare key information to support with the annual preparation of statutory accounts.

  • Liaising with external auditors at annual review.

  • Working closely with individuals across the business at all levels


Skills and Experience should include…


Essential



  • Minimum of AAT Intermediate Level (Level 3)

  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience of dealing with larger volumes of data

  • Desired

  • Knowledge of Pegasus Opera would be an advantage


Desirable



  • Team worker with a flexible working approach and a strong commitment to meeting deadlines.

  • Good interpersonal, written and communication skills with both external and internal contacts

  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines

  • Excellent organisational skills and a strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to receive and process feedback with a positive approach

  • Strong commercial awareness to understand the needs of the business


About you…



  • Self starter with high energy and motivation

  • Able to work individually or as part of a team

  • Great at time management and organisation

  • Positive and friendly with an enthusiastic and resourceful nature

  • Able to quickly switch between tasks and handle multiple projects at the same time

  • Flexible with regards to working hours

  • Practical with a strong problem solving personality


What we can Offer



  • Flexible working available to be agreed with CFO - 20 hours a week

  • Wakefield countryside working, near M1, with free parking

  • 31 days annual leave pro-rata

  • Reporting directly to the CFO but working alongside and assisting other accounts staff

  • Small friendly family company

  • Staff discount

  • Salary range £20 - £25k pro rata to agreed hours and commensurate with experience


Benefits:



  • Flexible working hours

  • On-site parking


Job Types: Part-time, Contract


Salary: £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year


Experience:



  • Accounting: 2 years (Preferred)


If you are interested in this role please appy. If you want to talk through any Finance and Accounting role please contact Matt Lawson on 0113 2186530

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Please apply with your CV to: Matthew Lawson