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Internal Accountant

Internal Accountant

Job Title: Internal Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire
Industry:
Salary: £25,000 - £32,000
REF: 897680
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
Contact Email: kgoodman@vanillarecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Are you an accomplished account professional who is keen to take on an interesting and diverse new role?

On behalf of an exciting brand, we're currently looking for a versatile Internal Accountant who enjoys the variety of combining their financial skill set with project coordination and office management responsibilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious company who are achieving year-on-year growth. As a leading retailer, sales agent and wholesaler, they proudly represent a high-quality international footwear brand name, known for combining on-trend contemporary design with outstanding quality and comfort.

The successful candidate will complete accounts up-to-trial balance and get involved in day to day office duties as expected within a small team. This role will also involve assisting with the future project to move all the company finances in-house. By applying your accounts knowledge, you'll help the team transfer an outsourced finance function into a slick and well-organised new internal process.

It is essential that applicants share the entrepreneurial team spirit of the business. You should demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude, and be eager to work collaboratively, helping with a range tasks which may need attention when colleagues require support.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Management of all transactional accounting
  • Assistance with the preparation of monthly management accounts with the outsourced Accountants
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Multi-currency accounting
  • Balance sheet and trial balance reconciliation
  • Credit control
  • Setting up Supplier Accounts on system & maintaining as required
  • Undertaking financial administration
  • Assessment of monthly expenses, ensuring that they are accurately processed
  • Contribute to annual budgeting and planning process
  • Continuous improvement of finance processes and procedures to a lean philosophy
  • Attendance at trade shows (optional)
  • 'Hands on' approach to assisting in other areas of a small business; answering the phone, processing of stock, dealing with customer / supplier queries and enquiries

Skills and experience required:

  • QBE or studying professional accountancy qualification
  • Strong accounting technical knowledge
  • Previous experience of accounting package (Xero desirable) and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Enjoys taking ownership of tasks and working with a self-motivated and enterprising approach
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commercial acumen and a good eye for detail
  • Ability to multitask with solid organisational skills
  • Experience in retail, wholesale or e-Commerce would be advantageous

Hours of work:

  • Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (1-hour lunch) - 35 hour working week

Salary and benefits:

  • £25,000 - £32,0000
  • Free parking
  • Statutory Pension
  • 20 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays