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Assistant Accountant (min 30hrs per week)

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant to join our busy Finance Team to produce timely, accurate management information. The key duties include:


The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Support the monthly reporting cycle by producing preliminary Management Accounts, financial metrics, comparisons, trend analyses.
  • Ownership of the preparation and submission of VAT, EC Sales and ONS returns.
  • Ownership of fixed asset register.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist with IUK and EU Grant Claims administration.
  • Post foreign exchange transactions, gains and losses.
  • Provide cover for Revenue Recognition and Cashflow Forecasting.
  • Business Partnering, participate in budget monitoring meetings and variance analysis.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process.
  • Support year-end accounts audit.
  • Ownership of the administration of company credit cards and petty cash monitoring.
  • As part of the team maintain the department’s ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Ad hoc tasks & reporting.


Essential Requirements and knowledge:

  • Must have knowledge of accounting standards. This will have been gained through relevant work experience and by being either a professionally qualified accountant or by being in the latter stages of the qualification process, actively studying towards qualification.
  • ERP systems knowledge, preferably SAP Business 1 would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working in an SME financial environment.
  • Strong Excel ability, including pivot tables.
  • Strong team worker.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Experience with Spotfire would be an advantage.
  • Able to self-manage and prioritise workloads.


The successful candidate must satisfy security clearance requirements – including the last 5 years continual UK residency.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to be part of a successful and professional team operating in a world-class facility.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter giving your current salary/requirements and outlining your suitability for this role to:

001 recruitment email


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