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Assistant Accountant (Carrickfergus)

Job Description


Assistant Accountant
VANRATH is delighted to be working with a reputable company, compiled of over 70 companies across Europe and has an annual turnover of 2.1 billion per year. With 25,000 employees across the globe, our client is growing rapidly and requires an Assistant Accountant to join their already established finance team. The successful Assistant Account will report to the Finance Manager and will carry out varied accounting tasks, including month end procedures and variance analysis.


The Benefits
Our client has a generous remuneration package on offer for the successful candidate…

  • Hybrid working
  • Career Progression
  • Competitive salary



The Role

In this role the successful individual will be responsible for supporting the accounting function of UK and ROI entities. My clients owns 70 companies across Europe, allowing access to a vast multi-currency market. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Prepare NI site specific journals, calculate and maintain prepayments and accruals
  • Calculate and agree intercompany balances and settlement.
  • Assist in preparation of management accounts
  • Variance analysis.
  • Support NI Finance Managers on any required analysis including prior month cost and revenue impacts, and deep dives to understand the underlying position.
  • Maintain NI Fixed Asset register.
  • Prepare assigned balance sheet recs, ensuring accurate and timely completion
  • Support on budget and forecast uploads
  • Assist with year end audit



The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have at least 1 years' experience in a similar role and be a part-qualified accountant. It is vital the successful candidate has exceptional communication skills to liaise with key stakeholders. Moreover, experience with SAP would be beneficial.

  • Part qualified (ACCA/CIMA) (essential).
  • Experience of working in a similar role and with a desire to progress and develop
  • Qualified to Degree level or equivalent (desired).
  • 5 GCSEs grade A* to C to include Maths and English
  • Good excel skills and ability to understand complex models and analysis
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident in analysing large volumes of data
  • Ideally previous experience using SAP



A fantastic opportunity to join a well know organisation which can offer an exceptional learning and development platform. With support from the FD, the successful candidate will have great support to learn and develop a career.


For further information on this vacancy, or any other Accounting and Finance job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Hannah MacLaren in the strictest confidence.