Banner Default Image

Assistant Accountant

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Contract type:


  • Salary:

    £25000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jess Brannigan

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Jess Brannigan

Are you an experienced Assistant Accountant? Do you want to join a global, multisite business where you can have a career for life?

Gleeson Recruitment Group is on the hunt for an ambitious Assistant Accountant, to be based at a busy site north of Cannock, supporting the Financial Controller with delivering accurate and timely financial data and reporting. Depending on experience the successful Assistant Accountant can expect a salary up to £30,000.00 per annum + study support and excellent benefits.

This role is an excellent entry point into the business. It will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on continuous improvement and the chance of future development opportunities.

AAT study support will be provided!

This is an environment where everyone works in the office, together as a team, which offers a healthy work-life balance, and gain access to real-time information making the role easier.

As an Assistant Accountant, you will need to liaise closely with key internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve your objectives. As a key point of contact for the Business Unit's Finance function, you will need to be approachable and knowledgeable and be able to advise and respond to queries in a professional and courteous manner.

Your Responsibilities as an Assistant Accountant:

  • Main point of contact for all Accounts Payable queries.
  • Key business unit contact for suppliers in relation to invoice and payment queries.
  • Parked (unmatched) invoice review and resolution. Working with both internal and external stakeholders to resolve invoice processing issues in order to release invoices for prompt payment to suppliers.
  • Reviewing and improving Accounts Payable and associated processes. Identifying process issues and working with the relevant stakeholders to resolve issues and implement changes.
  • KPI reporting for Accounts Payable activity across the business units.
  • Seeking opportunities and implementing changes to move suppliers to EDI and ERS methods of invoice processing.
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Inter-company Reconciliation
  • Monthly VAT returns.
  • Employee Expense Processing.
  • External Supplier Statement Reconciliation.

About you:

We are seeking candidates who have previous experience of working within a Finance function and ideally, candidates who have previous experience in a similar role to the one outlined above. SAP experience is preferred, as is experienced in using Microsoft Excel to an intermediate level (VLOOKUP, SUMIF etc.).



To apply for the Assistant Accountant position, please click on the apply now button and your CV will be sent directly to the responsible recruiter. We will respond to successful applicants within 7 days, however, please feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information about your application.

By applying you will be registered as a candidate with Gleeson Recruitment Limited. Our Privacy Policy is available on our website and explains how we will use your data.