Assistant Management Accountant - Leeds (LS)

Accountancy - Part Qualified
Ref: 301 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Nov 2021
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Optimum Recruitment Group are proud to be working exclusively with a business in Leeds City Centre who are looking to appoint an Assistant Management Accountant. 

This opportunity would suit either an active accountancy studier (ideally part qualified or finalist stage), an AAT Technician or someone qualified by experience. You will be required to produce detailed and accurate management accounts for a number of business units and provide general assistance to the accounting team.

Your duties would include:

  • Supporting and assisting the senior management accountant in preparing monthly management accounts, plus quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and operational reviews for allocated businesses.
  • Prepare and compile monthly management accounts for allocated businesses.
  • Prepare journals, pre-payments and accruals.
  • Reconcile relevant balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Provide general support as and when required.
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of daily sales data and other similar reports.
  • Prepare and compile financial data for managers requesting information on an ad hoc basis
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns to ensure the Company pays the correct VAT.
  • Collate information in response to National Statistic requests.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal departments to ensure that projects in progress’ spending is within budget while also questioning any anomalies.

Do you have the following knowledge, skills & experience required?

  • Working towards a professional accounting qualification with some exam passes or be qualified by experience.
  • Willingness to learn and to continue development and pursue professional qualification.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and achieve a high standard of accuracy with financial and statistical data.
  • Ability to present clear reports and to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
  • Exposure to and knowledge of management accounts.
  • Experience working with computerised accounting systems.
  • Significant experience with MS excel.
  • Ability to show initiative to recommend changes in order to improve management reporting and the efficiency of processes. 
  • Ability to work alone or within a team.

Salary up to c£35,000 plus study and benefits depending on skills and experience.