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Assistant Accountant

Engineering Professionals
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darcy lever, bolton
£31,000 to £35,000 per annum
26 May 2022
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Purpose of Job

The Assistant Accountant role is designed to support the Financial Controller, ensuring the transactional and reporting responsibilities of the Finance Department are delivered. Being well organised, self-motivated, punctual, and flexible in their approach to work is essential as well as being a team-player.

Key Objectives

Ensure accurate recording of financial transactions to support reliable reporting, including month-end uploads.

Demonstrate control over revenue and costs, explaining budgetary variances. Providing insightful productivity analysis and cashflow reporting.

Support annual budgets and monthly forecasts, implementing new controls and mechanisms to achieve accuracy.

Work collaboratively within the team to ensure month-end, year-end and audit requirements are delivered.

Main Responsibilities

Ensure accurate recording and upload of contract hours, stock allocation, material accruals and GRNI to projects.

Provide the Month-end Cost Report in a timely manner.

Payroll compilation including timely submission and journaling of costs to the ledger.

Ensure the cashflow’s accuracy is maintained and monitored on a weekly basis.

Support the Financial Controller in the delivery of Balance Sheet reconciliations (Bank, Intercompany, Health & Wellbeing, Debtors and Creditors).

Ensure accurate entry of Prepayments, Accruals, CAPEX, Depreciation, Expenses & Credit Cards.

Support the organisation by providing productivity reports, credit application reports, Health & Wellbeing reports and control of rebates and retentions.

Review and ensure accuracy of the Payment run for processing.

Ensure accuracy and submission of VAT and CIS returns.

Support strategic projects and departmental continuous improvement.

Provide P&L reporting for B-Tech and Aftersales departments.

Support the RDEC and Audit activities annually.

Any other Adhoc tasks as required

Performance Standards

Timely preparation and entry of transactional information.
Accuracy of forecasting and financial information.
Delivery of KPI’s agreed with the Financial Director.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills


Proven experience as an Assistant Accountant.

Solid knowledge of advanced accounting and financial principles.

A problem solver with attention to detail.

Strong communication skills across all levels of internal and external business. Effective written, verbal and IT skills (incl. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Excellent organisational skills.

Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships both face to face and via virtual means.

Ability to think and work independently (proactively set and monitor workloads and targets).

Ability to use your own initiative.


Experience of Sage Line 50 and Progress Plus is beneficial.
Studying towards qualification (e.g., ACCA, ACA, CIMA).
Please send your CV in the first instance.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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