Assistant Accountant

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South West
£20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£20000 - £22000 Per Annum
Job Ref:

Are you an experienced Accounting or Financial professional, looking for the next step in your career? If so, we are now recruiting for our Assistant Accountant, and are looking for individuals like you!

Helston Garages Group are recruiting for a capable individual to be based at their accounts department based in Indian Queens, Mid-Cornwall which serves the Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda dealerships in Cornwall.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Accountant to join our growing Shared Services finance team based at Exeter Jaguar Land Rover, serving several group dealerships. The successful candidate will have the privilege of joining with the team in our brand-new state of the art Jaguar Land Rover dealership which opened at the end of July 2018.

What can we offer you?

- Highly competitive salary of £20,000 to £22,000
- Full time hours, Monday to Friday
- workplace pension (salary exchange option)
- Life insurance
- Employee discounts
- 22 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Childcare vouchers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Refer a friend reward
- Death in service insurance
- Discounted products & servicing in addition to being a great place to work.

Assistant Accountant Responsibilities:

Working as part of the management accounts team you will support the Accountants through a variety of tasks, both routine and ad-hoc, including:

- Undertaking nominal ledger reconciliations
- Preparing aspects of the management accounts to trial balance stage
- Assisting with working capital management and reporting
- Provide support to the Sales and Purchase Ledger teams with complex issues and when cover is required. This may involve some time supervising a more junior member of staff.
- Assist with reporting to dealership management, Head Office and to the manufacturer
- Undertake project work as specified from time-to-time
- Occasionally assist and provide cover at other group dealerships
- Help to identify and implement process improvements
- Check and promote adherence to group processes and policies

The ideal Assistant Accountant will have:

Minimum essential requirements for applications to be considered are:

- Experience of working within a busy accounts team, having already mastered all aspects of sales ledger, purchase ledger and bank reconciliation
- AAT qualified or above or demonstrable experience at this level
- Good inter-personal and communication skills
- Flexible, willing, "can do" approach. Keen to undertake a challenge and enjoy problem solving
- Strong IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel
- Driving licence and prepared to drive to other group dealerships occasionally
- The perfect applicant will have the following (note: desirable, not essential):
- Some experience of nominal ledger reconciliation and management accounting
- Ambition to learn and progress
- Motor trade experience
- Experience of using Kerridge motor trade accounting software

The Company

Helston Garages Group are one of the 25 largest dealer groups in Britain and the largest in the South West, employing more than 1,100 staff across 37 franchise dealerships providing customers throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset with high-quality new and used cars and vans generating a turnover in excess of £600 million and representing a range of franchises including VW, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Skoda. The company is privately, family owned and is very proud of their history, determinedThe vacancy you have applied for is being advertised by CVWOW Ltd, the UK's leading, award winning recruitment specialist. No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Full terms and conditions of the CVWOW business can be found on our website.

Contact Details:
Tel: 02392856811
Contact: George Baker

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