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Assistant Accountant (Exclusive Opportunity)

Job Description

Assistant Accountant (Exclusive Opportunity)
VANRATH is pleased to be recruiting exclusively for an Assistant Accountant for a dynamic and exciting manufacturing company. Our client works across many industries and provides the highest calibre of products to their customers. Reporting directly to the Finance Director, the successful Assistant Accountant will play valuable role in the implementation and design of all aspects of the finance function.

VANRATH is pleased to be recruiting exclusively for an Assistant Accountant for a dynamic and exciting manufacturing company. Our client works across many industries and provides the highest calibre of products to their customers. Reporting directly to the Finance Director, the successful Assistant Accountant will play valuable role in the implantation and design of all aspects of the finance function.

of products to their customers. Reporting directly to the Finance Director, the successful Assistant Accountant will play valuable role in the implantation and design of all aspects of the finance function.


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

  • Competitive salary
  • Career progression
  • Hybrid working after training


The Role
The successful Assistant Accountant will be responsible for a variety of tasks and will play a vital part, in the day-to-day running in the finance function. Ideally the successful candidate will have previously assisted in the preparation of management accounts, The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Bank and cash reconciliation and weekly cashflow forecasting
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, Intrastat declarations
  • Month end adjustments including bad debt provisions, accruals and prepayments, foreign exchange translation
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Overhead variance analysis
  • Monthly review of expenditure against budget
  • Provide company management with reports
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly management and statutory year end accounts
  • Assist with preparation of claims to Invest NI
  • Assist with statutory audit
  • Assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts, including liaising with budget holders and providing historical data
  • Assist with ERP and other software changes, testing and documenting them, and ad hoc projects as required


The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a part-qualified accountant, activity working toward their professional qualification. The succesful will ideally meet the following criteria:

  • Part qualified candidate (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) or IATI qualified
  • Previous experience in a busy finance function
  • Previous experience of using ERP and payroll systems
  • Excellent IT skills ( Words/Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills


A fantastic opportunity for a hands-on and driven individual who wants to gain career progression all whilst learning and developing on the job. This role offers variety and a support from the senior team, to ensure you develop a stable career and progression within a global company.


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.