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Assistant Accountant

  • Location: Berkshire, Reading
  • Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: RB47782812
  • Recruiter: Rob Brown
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Marks Sattin have partnered with a exciting organisation based in Wokingham. This rare opportunity for a Assistant Accountant has come up due to growth within the business. If you are an aspiring junior accountant who is looking to take the next step and would be willing to work alongside the Finance Director for a growing business this would be ideal!

Job Purpose

To support the Finance Manager in the provision of a high quality finance service to internal and external customers.

Covering a range of accounting, planning and analysis activities, supporting an efficient and effective financial control environment and delivery of exceptional business partnering and insight.


  • Support and cover the accounts payable and accounts receivable teams by posting invoices, payments, reconciling supplier statements, etc
  • Support development and delivery of business analysis and insight for our internal stakeholders, improving the quality of financial information to the business in order to improve business performance.
  • Deliver periodic Key Performance Indicator reporting to develop an understanding of underlying business performance.
  • Support the finance manager in completion of compliance activities incl VAT returns, ECSL, National Statistics, etc
  • Proactively manage own time and activity, seek out opportunities to support the activity of others
  • Support the development of process and procedural documentation to continue to evolve best practice within the team.
  • To maintain professional standards of communication and behaviour at all times.

Areas of responsibility

  • Finance administration duties, to include:
    • Processing of purchase orders, purchase invoices, supplier statements and supplier payments. Specific ownership for selected suppliers
    • Set-up of new suppliers, managing authorisations, etc.
    • Support in periodic sales invoice runs
    • Preparation and distribution of daily cash received report
    • Processing of customer credit card payments
    • Daily bank reconciliations
    • Petty cash management and reconciliation
    • Work with the FD and Finance Analyst to design and produce KPI reporting, to deliver insightful information to the business on a periodic basis.
    • Support the development of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) by analyzing key performance trends and metrics for use in future planning.
    • To meet the demands of qualification requirements and work with the training provider and line manager to ensure qualification is obtained within set timescales.
    • Efficient use of systems including: Navision, BAPS (Internal operational system) Outlook, Excel and Word (training will be provided where necessary).
    • To respond to requests for information relating to the Finance function.

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