Assistant Accountant / Accounts Assistant

Edwards & Pearce
14 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Job Title: Assistant Accountant / Accounts Assistant

Salary: £25,000- £27,000

Location: Castleford


-A great opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join a large manufacturing company in Castleford.

-A perfect position for someone who is AAT qualified, hungry to learn and grow with a business and would like to become fully qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA as the company are offering study support.

-You will be reporting into the Finance Director and work within a varied position, communicating with all areas of the business and working to deadlines.

-The company are offering 25 days holiday, competitive salary and study support along with personal growth and progression.


-Some month end reports and reconciliations

-Responsibility for some month end journals to achieve strict group deadlines

-Various financial and non financial KPI's reporting

-Support work on Costing and overhead maintenance in Excel

-Support work on Weekly/ Monthly Variance analysis

-Assisting in year end preparation and audit information preparation

-Participation in departmental improvement initiatives

-Participate in new system implementation as required

-Involvement in Purchase Ledger duties as cover

-Backup for weekly and monthly payroll Excel data collection

-Preparation of Bank payment runs

-Posting/Recording Cash book and Bank reconciliation

-Maintain Fixed Asset register

-Group Insurance control

-Participation in VAT return preparation

-Other duties as defined by Head of Finance

-Adherence to corporate reporting procedures and standards


-AAT qualified or soon to be qualified with experience gained in manufacturing sector

-Willing to study ACCA/CIMA/ACA in the future to achieve progress

-Good experience of using ERP systems

-High degree of computer literacy with Advanced Microsoft Excel

-Able to manage own workload, staff and work to tight deadlines

-Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with both Finance and non-Finance staff

-Flexible approach to work if needed to meet deadlines

If you would like to apply for this role please forward your CV preferably in Microsoft Word format to us including your full postal address and contact telephone numbers.


•Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with 11 specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment

•Established in 1998

•Employ approx 30 staff

•2 offices in Doncaster & Hull

•Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service.

•Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc's, blue chip organisations and SME's , global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients

•From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments