Accounts Assistant

Line Manager: Financial Controller

  • Simpsons SKODA is one of the most successful independently owned businesses in the region. As we continue to grow, we need to invest in the future and that means investing in our people.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the group for an Accounts Assistant.

The Accounts Assistant will be a key member of the accounting function, reporting directly to the Financial Controller. They will be an integral part of the Accounts Department, assisting in the efficient running of the accounts function and ensuring strong financial accounting and reporting throughout the group.

  • To assist in the production of the monthly management accounts in a timely and accurate manner
  • To complete weekly and monthly balance sheet reconciliations ensuring all balances are known and are correct
  • Optimising the systems we have in place, making sure are we are using them efficiently
  • Monthly vehicle stock checks
  • Purchase ledger invoices input and control of the supplier accounts
  • Provide backup and assistance in the vehicle administration of the Group
  • To communicate effectively with department managers and assist them with any financial matters required

Person Specification – Accounts Assistant

  • Experience
    • Retail motor trade
    • SME
    • Owner-managed business
    • Kerridge experience desirable
  • Personal attributes
    • Compliant, pays attention to detail
    • Systematic, logical
    • Personable, influential
    • Able to communicate effectively with peers
    • Hard-worker, committed
    • Commercial, business-savvy, has ‘operational empathy’
    • Pro-active
    • Keen to learn and grow
  • Skills
    • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
    • Solid level of accountancy skills to balance sheet level
    • Extensive excel knowledge
    • Solid understanding of financial systems and processed
    • Ability to function well in a team
    • DMS/IT
  • Qualifications
    • AAT part qualified (Final Level) or qualified

Ref: AA2024KB

Working Hours Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm (Flexible)
Location Skoda Colne
Salary £24000 - £25000 Depending on experience
Closing Date 31/07/2024

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