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£140.00 - £150.00 Per day

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Assistant Accountant - Manchester


We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant for a leading civil engineering contractor based in Manchester.


Assisting the Tunnels business unit transactional accounting in an accurate & timely manner including the following:- 

  • Purchase Ledger 
  • Process Material Invoices 
  • Communicate with Suppliers as required 
  • Visit and liaise closely with the site plant manager regarding equipment hire and costs Ensure only valid costs are incurred and properly recorded 
  • Ensure sales invoices for all hire activities are raised promptly in month 
  • Chase customer invoices up for payment when they become overdue i.e. regular weekly review of the debtors list and follow up 
  • Inputting Cost Journals once approved when required 
  • Obtain p card backup documents and prepare and process monthly PCard journal following approval 
  • Review weekly payroll entries and perform weekly payroll function 
  • Assist with Month End processes, ensuring they are completed accurately and to deadline:- 
  • Material /cost accruals, including reversing journals 
  • Asset register depreciation check & continual review 
  • Manage site personnel expenses ensuring they are processed timeline 
  • Assist with other processes as required
  • Ensure all records, filing & accurate archive records are always maintained 
  • Ensure timesheets done by weekly payroll staff every week ·Work with the business unit commercial manager to ensure accurate accruals are recorded related to costs of the business 

Other Duties related to the tunnels BU as required e.g. analysis of costs and trends

  • Assist with tunnels business unit reporting 
  • Production of the business unit P&L for review monthly to timescale (WD 4) 
  • Production of business unit CLR report (WD 5) (dependent on experience) 
  • Maintain cost report for TTE project hires 
  • Perform month end Balance Sheet reconciliations update and ensure balance sheet items are analysed and reviewed. Detail actions required from this 
  • Process allocated Staff Expenses in accordance with Company policies as required 
  • Continually review the tunnel fixed assets with the plant site manager ensuring any new items are capitalised and scrapped items disposed are correctly recorded 
  • Attend monthly CTP P&L review meeting and note actions where required

Possible additional Work: 

  • Assist with Nuclear Sector Balance Sheet Reconciliations & Controls Reviews 
  • Review project balance sheet reconciliations and report on items requiring action or resolution 
  • Maintain a log of balance sheet recs provided and chase up any not supplied 
  • Ensure the nuclear sector balance sheet is fully understood and analysed 
  • Perform controls reviews as required for projects in the nuclear sector.

Ad Hoc Assistance as required 
Areas of further assistance may include work to clear completed projects AP and GRN balances as directed by the project accountant/FBP.

About you:

  • In the process of completing either ACCA/CIMA
  • Good level of excel skills including efficient use of formula and core functions 
  • Demonstrable ability to form business relationships quickly and be effective but with displaying understanding 
  • Ability to generate ideas for problem solving 
  • Experienced in use of JD Edwards E1 ERP required 
  • Ability to travel but not frequently. (Midlands and London)

Three month contact, working hours 9am-5pm. An immediate start for the successful candidate so if of interest please apply now.

  • Contact: Richard Pogmore

This position is now closed.

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