Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
REF: 896789
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Our client, an electronic product manufacturer, are seeking an Assistant Accountant to provide support to the UK Finance Manager and ensure the smooth operation of the Purchase Ledger function.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation and submission of all UK VAT Returns
  • Preparation & submission of Intrastat reports for all VAT registrations in the Group
  • Preparation of CZ VAT Return for JEL (including VAT Control Statement)
  • Control of all Import/Export Paperwork
  • Development of Intrastat and VAT reporting in conjunction with the IT department
  • Supervision of two Purchase Ledger staff
  • Setting up Supplier Accounts on system & maintaining as required
  • Supplier Payment Runs for all UK Companies
  • Overseeing Purchase Ledger transactions to ensure Period End targets are met
  • Assistance with Purchase Ledger query resolution

Skills and experience required:

  • AAT or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience within a similar role in commercial or industrial environment
  • Supervisory experience advantageous
  • Experience of VAT and Intrastat is essential for this role
  • Experience of using computerised accounting and Microsoft packages
  • Self-motivated, analytical and a logical thinker, you will be able to prioritise workloads to meet tight deadlines
  • Numerate with a good eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Salary and benefits:

  • £25,000 - £30,000
  • 20 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • On-site Gym
  • On-site car parking
  • Pension
  • Flexi-time - 39.75 hours per week