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Assistant Accountant (VAT and Purchase Ledger)

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 by CV-Library

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Call Center & Customer Service
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Our client is looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant. Working in a large corporate environment in a Finance Department of 40 within a varied role.

Job Description:

Working within a smaller team of 3 reporting to the Financial Controller you will be responsible for duties as follows:

* Preparation of monthly, quarterly & annual VAT and other regulatory returns.

* Reviewing PL VAT postings throughout the period, correcting as required and feeding back errors to purchase ledger team.

* Provide support and cover for other members of the purchase ledger and VAT team.

* Gain in depth knowledge and understanding of purchase ledger and VAT processes, with a view to suggesting improvements.

* Updating department procedure documents, ensuring all are up to date, in the correct company format, and identifying any areas where procedures are missing.

* Production of supplier payment reporting for Companies House, and internal monthly updates to identify where improvements to processes are necessary.

* Adhoc MIS Report Testing.

* Other tasks as and when required.

Candidate Requirements:

* You will ideally be AAT qualified and have an interest in / have already begun CIMA or ACCA

* Excellent Excel skills including use of formula and pivot tables.

* Used to working with high volumes of data.

* VAT return experience is key and overseas VAT would be beneficial.

* Attention to detail

* Confident individual who shows initiative and self-motivation.

* Challenges the status quo, and a tenacious drive to understand and solve queries.

* Innate curiosity in all aspects of the operation.

* Strong numeric and analytical skills.

* Ability to deliver to tight reporting deadlines.

* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

* Able to work with, influence, and build relationships with people across all functions and levels within the organisation.

* Able to identify where processes can be improved, either within the individuals control or outside, and implement improvements.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Salary: Negotiable

Brampton Recruitment are an independent Commercial and Accounts & Finance recruitment agency working in partnership with employers spanning Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Greater Manchester region

Reference: 210343606

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