Assistant Accountant

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£30000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
16 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
Seehab Ahmed
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

An exciting opportunity to join a well renowned and respected Building and Construction business that is looking for a progressive individual to join the commercial finance team as an Assistant Accountant. Working across a range of functions with varying responsibilities, the role allows for great exposure.

Client Details

A large Building and Construction business that offers not only great exposure for the right candidate but also a wealth of support to all of its employees. This Assistant Accountant role will be working closely with the finance team and the wider project teams, offering fantastic commercial exposure with opportunity for career development. Located in Milton Keynes, this role is suitable for anyone that can commute to the area regularly post-covid with the current team working from home.


Key responsibilities to be covered by an Assistant Accountant:

  • Managing the financial monitoring and reporting process for projects
  • Preparation and and submission of monthly CIS and VAT returns to deadlines
  • Working alongside project managers on SMP Budgeting
  • Assisting with Month End Management Accounts
  • Reporting Journals to assist with Month End
  • Ensuring that costs are assigned to the correct code
  • Review of weekly purchase ledger runs and assisting the team as required
  • Previous experience with Reconciliations
  • Accruals and pre-payments
  • Liaising with wider project teams to deliver a profitable project
  • Advising on strategic and business planning
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required by the Line Manager


The successful candidate for an Assistant Accountant will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within the Construction sector is highly desirable
  • Part-qualified with ACA or CIMA or ACCA
  • Previous experience of VAT and CIS reporting
  • Strong Excel Skills - VLOOKUPS, Pivot Tables or use of similar software such as COINS
  • Previous exposure to Month End Management Accounts
  • Strong understanding of reconciliations and accruals
  • Experience with reporting journals
  • Ability to communicate with other members of the team
  • Good attention to detail
  • Degree in a relevant field will be preferred

Job Offer

An exciting opportunity to join a growing company in an easily accessible location. The potential for development and progress through exposure and excellent personal development opportunities. Offering a competitive salary package alongside a host of other benefits.

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