Assistant Accounts

Job title : Assistant Accounts
Location : Lockerbie
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Emma Parkinson
Contact email :

​Assistant Accountant will be responsible for working closely with the company's Finance Manager to support the accounts department and senior management team.

Main tasks will include; preparing budgets, maintaining reports, accounting tasks and involved with month-end management accounting and assisting with cashflow forecasting.

DUTIES & Responsibilities

The key duties and responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:

Assist the Finance Manager with the preparation of client accounts.

Produce cash book records, reconciling bank statements and investigating anomalies.

Prepare sales, purchase and nominal ledger records on accounting software.

Calculate and prepare VAT returns and completing online submissions.

Assist with the cash flow process through preparation of the daily banking and collating data on the cash flows to allow analysis.

Ad hoc analysis to ensure that the organisations are running efficiently and effectively

Answer telephone and emails enquiries in a professional and timely manner.

Provide cover and support for the accounts department and undertake ad hoc duties as required.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

Previous working experience in a similar role in dealing with multiple companies' financial information.

AAT qualified or equivalent.

Competent in the use of Sage Accounts or similar finance software.

Computer literate with strong MS Excel skills (VLOOKUP & Pivot Tables).

Highly organised and attention to detail.

Team player with the ability to work proactively.

Excellent communication, organisation and numeracy skills.

Comfortable processing and handling large volumes of data with the ability to work well to deadlines.