Assistant Group Accountant

  • Job Reference: DXL15069
  • Date Posted: 22 October 2018
  • Recruiter: Marske Recruitment
  • Location: Harrogate, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £26,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Dominique Lawton
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01642 718946

Job Description

MSS People are working with an established client who require an Assistant Group Accountant to perform a variety of general accounting tasks in-order to support the production of the month end management accounts and ensure maintenance of the controls in the business.


Key tasks and accountabilities:

This position will cover a wide variety of accounting responsibilities, supporting Group Finance Manager and other colleagues within the Group.

  • Assist in the production of monthly management accounts; posting of various journals including accruals and prepayments.
  • Maintaining Fixed Asset register, posting of additions, disposals and monthly depreciation journals.
  • Posting of Amortisation and Year End journals
  • Intercompany reconciliations and agreeing balances
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations, checking for mis-postings and journal accordingly
  • Ensuring close of ledgers at month and year end with no date issues
  • Cover for the production of Payroll
  • Assist in the production of supplier statement reconciliations
  • Cover for production of daily and monthly bank reconciliations, and investigation of any discrepancies
  • Cover for Petty cash management and Setting up of bank payments
  • Posting payments to the ledger, and banking cheque/cash payments
  • Assist in the production of the weekly rolling 12 week cash flow forecasts and assist in the preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Ensure monthly files and records are kept in accordance with Auditor requirements
  • Assist in the production of Year End Audit pack
  • Assist in the production of the Stock rec and Year End stock takes
  • Ad hoc reports and general reporting/assistance as required by the Group Finance Manager and Group Financial Controller.


Knowledge & experience:

  • Minimum of AAT qualified and working towards either CIMA or ACCA qualification
  • Must have a clear understanding of double entry book keeping and accounting principles
  • Familiarity with ERP systems would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of Dimensions or similar accounting package would be an advantage


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