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Assistant Accountant - Leiston, Suffolk


Platinum Personnel Solutions are looking for an Assistant Account on behalf of client based in Leiston, Suffolk.


Salary: up to £30,000 pa depending on experience and skills

As our clients’ Assistant Accountant you will primarily focus on providing support to the financial planning and analysis function to meet our customer’s needs. You will be playing an important role in supporting and influencing the senior leadership team to help them understand their financial position and use your expertise to support the operations of the finance team.

You will report to the Financial Controller supporting work undertaken for the General Manager and Group CFO.


As our clients’ Assistant Accountant your responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Assisting the Financial Controller with the preparation of monthly management accounts, including posting prepayments, fixed assets, accruals, petty cash, etc) and assistance with yearly budgets, quarterly forecasts. Including upload into the Tagetik consolidation tool • Processing Payroll journals in the system based on the reports from the 3rd party Payroll. • Preparing weekly/monthly cashflow, sales, margin reports and preparation of payment runs including banking verification, drawdowns and FX requirement checks. • Submitting and reconciling quarterly VAT returns (both GB and ROI), monthly Intrastat returns • Processing information for regular PowerBi updates (customer/products details, logistics costs calculation etc) • Analysing in Power BI trading and net margin by sales team/customer/product and pass information to the relevant people in the company for review and plan of action • Assist the Financial Controller with preparing monthly Business Review and Working Capital presentations for review by the Group parent company. • One of the key contacts with the external auditors • Providing financial administrative support to all departments. • Maintaining lease schedule (properties, corporate cars, forklifts, other equipment) • Maintaining insurance schedules and liaise with insurers. • Suggesting changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions. • Supporting the administration of the sales ledger, purchase ledger and credit control • Liaising with HMRC, ROI Revenue and other government authorities in regard to any issues Act as back up to the Financial Controller in periods of absence


SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE: Essential: - Relevant accounting or book-keeping qualification(s), or the ability to demonstrate financial work experience (minimum 3-5 years) - Ability to run financial reporting data. - Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail - Excellent MS Office skills (particularly PowerPoint and Excel) - Team player - Flexible, and willing to work in the constantly changing environment of a growing business. - Proactive, Conscientious, ability to prioritise under deadlines and accountable. - Ability to support and enthuse others and maintain a professional image

Desirable: - Experience of DeFacto/Sage/SAP - PowerBi knowledge


Employee Benefits: Enhanced annual leave of 33 days per year (pro rata) including statutory holidays. An exceptional staff discount on all company products of up to 50% BUPA Employee Assistant Programme (EAP) Free parking on site


Please contact ‘Chris’ on 01728 833880 to find out more or apply online by sending your CV and a covering letter via email to platinumpersonnel@btconnect.com


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