Assistant Accountant

Role: Assistant Accountant

Location: Lowestoft

Duration – Full time Permanent

Salary – DOE

Office based with some hybrid working

Role Summary

The role will be involved in all day-to-day finance activities, ledgers, processes, controls and month end. In addition, the role is to provide a good solid reporting and financial management source for all our clients projects works via a PROACTIVE hands-on approach. A key element of the role will involve monitoring project performance and further developing project controls and reporting, therefore the role requires a good solid understanding of accounting in a projects environment and requires professionalism, accuracy, and dynamic management of the process.

Responsible for providing accurate information including ensuring the company projects Tracker is always up to date and ensuring all activities within the project’s tracker are completed in a timely manner.

By utilising good business acumen and applying proactive decision making, provide good clear reporting output on all company projects to the MD/FC, Operations Manager, Sales Director and the projects teams

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Support the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and budgets, and financial forecasts

  • Cash flow monitoring and forecasting (multi-currency)
  • Daily update of Projects tracker document
  • Project costs tracking, month end project revenue recognition, project cost accruals
  • Provision of Projects reporting and information to FC/MD as required
  • Reconcile order intake system (Podio) to projects tracker
  • Review of Monthly Project P&Ls with analysis versus budget or forecast
  • Complete month end journals and nominal account reconciliations.
  • Complete and assist with completion of Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Perform reconciliations of Asset Registers, Purchase, Stock, Nominal ledgers, ensuring accurate transaction processing & timely period close
  • Ensuring consistent and efficient accounting processes and internal controls are in place and procedures are adhered to
  • Cover and assistance on Purchase Ledger and Purchase Order processing
  • Assist with external audit, liaising with group and to ensure smooth audit of annual financial statements
  • Undertake any other tasks that may reasonably be required in accordance with the duties and the responsibilities of the assist with key tasks from other roles as requested to cover for holidays or absence within hours worked

Qualification Criteria

Minimum Requirement:

Working towards full qualification (part qualified or AAT level) with 3 – 5 years’ experience within accounts OR 5+ year plus broad-spectrum experience in accounting role plus

3 years’ experience in:

  • General accounts (SAGE system is used)
  • P&L
  • Strong background in management accounting and controls.
  • Problem solving and solution experience
  • Fast paced Initiative and proactive
  • Positive approach and work ethic
  • Flexible approach to work

Ideal Requirement: plus

  • VAT training
  • Experience of project accounting
  • Experience of a multi-currency environment
  • Working knowledge of IFRS15
  • Good systems ability and process improvement mind-set

Applicants must apply by sending their cv to or call our office on 01493 718696 to speak to a member of our team.

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