Assistant Group Accountant

Wilson James Limited
25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
15 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Wilson James is a leading provider of safe, secure, customer-led solutions to more than 300 clients across the UK and Europe. We have been raising standards for 25 years across three core service lines; security, construction logistics and business services.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding business as an Assistant Group Accountant based from our support office in Westcliff on Sea, Essex. This role will provide full accounting support to the Financial Controller and wider business to Trial balance level. Main responsibilities will include cashflow management, bank reconciliations, VAT returns (for UK and overseas), RCT returns (Ireland), overhead management accounts, intercompany invoicing and reconciliations.

Location: Based in Westcliff on Sea, Essex

Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday

Salary: GBP25,000 - GBP30,000

Benefits: 21 days annual leave (rising to 25 by 1 day per year), eligible to join company pension

Job Reference: GAACC75

- Treasury management - responsibility for all bank postings and reconciliations for the current account, factoring account, petty cash accounts and all other foreign entity bank accounts (including draw down from factoring facility when required)
- Cashflow management for UK and subsidiaries
- Approval and processing of bank payments
- Raising of all intercompany invoices (UK, Ireland, Slovakia, Belgium, France)
- Reconciliation and cash management of intercompany accounts
- Assisting with UK & International Management Accounts preparation in accordance with month end timetable
- Posting group journals including training recharges, insurance premium allocations, healthcare charges, mobile telephone accruals
- Maintenance of fixed asset register and monthly posting of depreciation
- Assisting with UK overhead accounts including variance analysis & commentary
- Sales Ledger management (debtor reporting & cover for sales ledger clerk)
- Treasury (supervision of sales ledger cash allocations & cash draw down from factoring facility, cash flow management)
- VAT returns (for all entities) and responsibility for monthly payments on account
- RCT returns for Irish subsidiary
- Balance Sheet reconciliations for all entities
- Support for purchase ledger (including some excel invoice uploads)
- Assistance with the year end and interim statutory audits
- Assistance with Corporation Tax compliance
- Uploading of annual budgets into accounting system
- Completion of National Statistics returns

Skills and Qualifications

- Advanced excel skills are essential
- AAT qualified or ACCA / CIMA / ACA PQ or equivalent
- Experience of SAP or similar large accounting system
- Strong communications skills and ability to work with all levels of staff and all departments
- Ability to communicate financial information to non-finance staff
- Driving licence desirable but not essential