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assistant accountant

Location: BELFAST, COUNTY ANTRIM Salary: 28000 - 32000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3116490
Reed Accountancy & Finance are working closely with a market leader within the manufacturing industry, and have a permanent opportunity for an Assistant Accountant / Accounting Technician to join their busy team. This is a full time permanent opportunity.

Hours of work 8.30am to 5pm and 3.30pm finish on friday.

The Role:

Reporting to the Financial Accountant, the post holder will assist with a broad range of accounting activities while working to tight deadlines.

More specific duties will involve:

Assist with the accounting for month-end closure
Integrate tasks with co-workers such as, other accountants, supervisors and managers to observe accounting and administrative requirements and meet deadlines
Plan, organize and administer specialised accounting activities associated with maintaining ledger accounts
Prepare month end reconciliations journal entries with complete back up in a timely and accurate manner
Process bank and petty cash transactions & month end bank reconciliations
Process accounts receivable/ accounts payable transactions and reconciliation of sub ledgers
Compile financial information for account reconciliations and management meetings/ reporting
Assist in generating monthly reporting analysis
Ensure that all charges to the fixed asset accounts are categorized properly (comply with company policy)
On a monthly basis, reconcile fixed assets sub ledger to the general ledger. Maintain a computerised listing of all fixed assets, supported by appropriate photocopies of source documents
Prepare all fixed asset schedules for year-end audit

Essential Criteria:

The ideal candidate should be able to meet or exceed the following:-

Hold a degree qualification in an accounting discipline or/and an IATI / AAT qualification and /or a Part Professional qualification
Candidates will have previous accounts experience ideally within a manufacturing environment
Candidates will have experience of an ERP system
Candidates will have a strong working knowledge of MS Office, particularly MS Excel, will have excellent organisational and communication skills, the ability to work on their own initiative and to strict dead-lines, prioritising and planning workload.

Please contact Lizzy Lyons on 02890 330604 at your earliest convenience, and email an up to date cv to

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