General Accounts Assistant

Negotiable up to £30,000 Whetstone, Leicester

We are seeking a General Accounts Assistant to join our team. As a General Accounts Assistant, you will support the Financial Controller in the day-to-day accounting functions. Assist with the preparation of management accounts and financial reporting. Maintain the Stock and Fixed Assets records as well as other key control accounts The role is such that the scope of the job can be as wide and interesting as the successful candidate wants it to be, with appropriate support and training given in areas not previously covered.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with accounts payable tasks, including processing invoices and reconciling accounts
  • Help with financial services tasks, such as preparing financial reports and assisting with budgeting
  • Utilise accounting software systems (Sage) to perform necessary tasks
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure smooth operations and timely completion of tasks
  • Assist in the production of internal Management information to ensure the business is well informed and has robust key data presented in a timely manner. (This will extend to preparing for the annual audit and being key to the audit process.)
  • Reconcile the Fixed Asset register on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare monthly reports and reconciliations in a timely manner.
  • Perform month end tasks, meeting strict deadlines, including reconciliation of key control accounts.
  • Produce daily product Margin reports and assist with product costing models.
  • Oversee VAT returns and deal with any arising queries.
  • Produce Monthly Flash Report for use by the senior team.
  • Assist with the production and maintenance of a rolling cashflow forecast
  • Audit the Transport Register on a weekly basis and provide analysis to the Financial Controller.
  • Provide cover and support to the other members of the department in all aspects of their roles, as and when required.
  • Use continuous improvement techniques and best practice to improve efficiencies

Qualifications: 

  • AAT qualification would be preferred

Experience:

  • Commercial Accounting: 3 years (required)
  • Management Accounts: 1 year (preferred)
  • Familiarity with accounting software systems ( Sage)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams)
  • Intermediate / Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Preparation of Management Accounts

This is a full-time, permanent role with opportunities for growth within the company. Working hours are Monday - Friday.

Benefits include 33 days holiday, a company pension scheme, a profit share scheme, free parking, and a casual dress code.