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Assistant Accountant

About the role

Our Manufacturing client based in Sunderland have an exciting opportunity to join their finance team as an Assistant Accountant. They are looking for someone to join them on an initial 6-month contract. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an organisation looking to develop internal processes and reports. The role is 39 hours per week with a salary of £35,000 to £40,000 (depending upon experience).

As well as the salary, there are lots more benefits to working in this organisation, including:

  • Pension employee contributions 4.5% (with no max as long as NMW is not affected) and employer contributions of 4.5% max

  • Medical care for employee and family with minimal employee contribution (for example £25 / month for family cover)

  • Car and cycle scheme through salary sacrifice

  • 26 days holiday pa + statutory holidays

  • Additional holidays awarded for service years (5 yrs +1; 10 yrs +1; 15 yrs +1), resulting in potential 29 days holiday pa + statutory holidays

  • Plant shutdown – 2 weeks in the summer and 1-2 weeks at Christmas

  • Profit share (dependant on Company profits)

  • 100% attendance vouchers £50 - £100 pa

  • Sports & social club

Your key duties will include:

  • Reconciliation of high volume transactions

  • Fixed assets analysis and reporting

  • Management accounts preparation

  • P&L analysis (sales, materials, labour and overheads)

  • Develop reports to understand profitability by project

  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor

  • Support import / export customs requirements

  • Sales invoice self-bill processing

  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.

What you need:

  • Excellent numeracy skills

  • Part or fully qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)

  • Ability to reconcile complex accounts

  • Confident with Excel and Word and quick to learn other systems – will need to have the ability to navigate around accounting systems

  • Ability to develop good customer/colleague relationships, both internally and externally at all levels

If you’re interested in this role, click “Apply Now” and a member of our team will be in touch.

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