Group Assistant Accountant Wanted!

Looking to get your start in accounting? Get your ACA qualifications and short courses fully sponsored with this market-leading industrial fastenings manufacturer.

Get the same training as that of the Big 4 – but in industry and with closer training!


Location: Uckfield, East Sussex 

Role: Group Assistant Accountant 

Salary: c.£27,000

Start Date: November 2020

Deadline to apply: 23/10/2020 

Apply now below!


Who is the company?

The hiring company is a leading industrial fastenings manufacturer. They engineer, manufacture and distribute high quality industrial fastenings (e.g. screws/bolts/nails etc.) for their clients to then assemble into their various products.

Working with huge household names spanning across the automotive, tech and domestic appliances industries – name a major brand of household appliance and the chances are that the company supplied some of the parts for it.


What is the role?

On this 3 year scheme, you will be providing general group accounting assistance, reporting to the Group Financial Controller.

On the scheme you will be:

Taking on a significant statutory reporting and management accounting role, this role will be both varied and challenging, with a clear succession path, and may include some overseas travel.

Key tasks include:

  • Consolidated management accounts
  • Responsible for producing the consolidated management accounts that are submitted to the Board
  • Intercompany trading – review and follow up of monthly reconciliations, elimination of transactions and calculation of related PURP adjustment
  • Reconciliation to year end and half year end reporting

Year end and half year end

  • Assist the Group Accountant in the year and half year end procedures:
  • Managing the subsidiary reporting process
  • Analytical review of submissions and following up on queries raised
  • Assisting in the group consolidation, including the calculation of consolidation journals
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual and Interim reports – including direct responsibility for certain technical accounting disclosures

Budgeting and forecasting process

  • Assist the Group Accountant in the annual budgeting and dynamic forecasting processes, including:
  • Managing the subsidiary reporting process
  • Analytical review of dynamic monthly submissions and following up on queries raised
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Budget and monthly Finance Board report


Other responsibilities

  • Ongoing Treasury management procedures including liaising with banks for drawdown/repayments of RCF facilities as well as calling dividends from subsidiaries
  • Ongoing maintenance of certain technical accounting records/calculations
  • Act as a day-to-day point of contact for the resolution of subsidiary queries
  • Involvement in other areas including rebates, royalty income and credit insurance.
  • Ad hoc projects as required by the business
  • Involvement in internal ‘health checks’ across the Group


Why should you apply?

ACA qualifications fully funded

– As well as sponsoring your ACA qualifications, they will also support you with short-term courses: e.g. those on accounting standards/new legislations.

– The hiring company provide the same level of training as the Big 4 but in an industry environment

– The company has a very friendly, collaborative company culture – your voice will always be heard!

– Opportunities to work from home

– From the outset this role will have lots of responsibility – take ownership of your work!


Who is best suited to this role?

– You must have obtained a 1st class degree in accounting/accounting-related degree.

– An avid problem solver who takes initiative

– Someone who is great at communication and working in a team

– Someone who has great organisation skills and attention to detail