Role: Assistant Accountant

This role will be ideal for a candidate who would like to combine standard financial reporting with a systems and project focused role, with particular attention on data extraction and analysis. The Assistant Accountant role is broad in nature and will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to achieve wide-ranging exposure to various aspects of the organisation.

Overall Objective

As a key member of the finance team the Assistant Accountant will work closely with the Head of Finance and other senior stakeholders to analyse, refine and improve the outputs of the organisation.

Reporting to: Head of Finance

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Drive financial improvement initiatives and assist in company-wide projects

  • Preparation and reporting on a wide range of KPI’s

  • Assist Head of Finance in preparation of monthly management accounts and collation of relevant MI for CEO and Board of Directors

  • Assist the Head of Finance in producing accurate gross margin reporting via clear and efficient reporting models

  • General book-keeping including Bank reconciliations, general expense analysis etc.

  • VAT, Intrastat, VIES and CSO returns

  • Assist the Head of Finance with the annual statutory financial audit

  • Any other duties as reasonably required

Qualifications & Experience

  • The ideal candidate will be a Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) or Qualified Accounts Technician with at least 2 years industry experience in the manufacturing sector

  • This role may also suit a candidate from an IT background who is educated to a degree level or equivalent

Person/Skills Required

  • Proficient in the use of IT, with advanced knowledge of Excel; including macro building and pivot tables

  • Challenging, inquisitive & enthusiastic approach with an ability to take ownership and responsibility

  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail and a strong aptitude for analysing, reviewing and coherently presenting financial information

  • Strong time management, project management, decision making, communication and influencing skills

  • Agile in adjusting data presentation to suit audience

  • Ability to work in an evolving organisation and be adaptable to change

  • Flexible attitude and ability to multitask

Benefits package incudes

  • Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Bonus (dependent on company performance)

  • Pension

  • Life Insurance

  • Health Insurance Discounts

  • Cycle to work scheme

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