Assistant Accountant

Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
£25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus and study support
01 Apr 2021
22 Apr 2021
JN -032021-2551595
Catherine Naylor
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants a varied opportunity at a friendly, well established and growing business. This is an office based role at the site in Burton-on-Trent, and employees are currently working in the office.

Client Details

Our client is an SME manufacturing business based in Burton-on-Trent, which operates throughout Europe. The business is part of a large Group that operates all over the globe. The business has experienced significant growth over the last c. 5 years, and it is forecasting further growth for 2021. This growth has prompted the business to create a new role of Assistant Accountant, to support the Finance Manager.


As Assistant Accountant you will reporting into the Finance Manager. Your role will be extremely varied and will be a great mix of management accounts, financial accounts and transactional finance. Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Producing the accounts up to trial balance.
  • Sales ledger processing including raising sales invoices and credit notes, posting receipts, maintaining customer accounts, and dealing with customer queries.
  • Purchase ledger processing including recording invoices, dealing with supplier invoice queries, and scheduling bacs payments.
  • Intercompany invoicing.
  • General ledger maintenance and posting bank payments.
  • Processing company credit card transactions and petty cash transactions.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Month end journal - prepayments and accruals.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager with the financial month end.
  • Managing accounts mailing box, ensuring all queries being dealt on timely basis.
  • Supporting with ad-hoc projects when required


To apply for this position you will:

  • Have a stable record of working in finance
  • Have experience of producing accounts to trial balance
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  • Ideally have some accounting qualification e.g. AAT Qualified or Part-Qualified, or CIMA/ACCA Part-Qualified, but qualified by experience candidates will also be considered

Job Offer

This is a permanent opportunity to join a growing but well established business. In addition to being provided with a varied role, our client is offering:

  • A salary between £25,000 and £30,000 dependent upon experience
  • An annual bonus, which is based upon company and individual performance
  • Study support for AAT, CIMA or ACCA, if desired
  • 29 days holiday plus statutory days
  • Life insurance

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