Assistant Management Accountant

Alexander Daniels
£22,001 per annum
27 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Accountant

My clients are a large property company located in Central Birmingham.


  • To cover management and financial reporting,
  • To assist the Financial Accountant in the preparation of;-
  • Monthly management accounts and key performance indicators,
  • Annual budgets and statutory accounts, for the main business and four associated businesses.
  • To maintain and develop accounting controls and financial discipline within pre-agreed and generally accepted accounting parameters.
  • Ad hoc projects and assignments.

Key areas of responsibility:

To supervise, have knowledge of and be capable of carrying out accounting matters, specifically including;-

Nominal Ledger

  • Nominal ledger maintenance and control account reconciliation

Cash & Bank

  • Daily cash flow monitoring and forecasting
  • Cash book maintenance
  • Posting of standing orders and direct debits
  • Daily and monthly RBS Invoice Discounting bank reconciliations
  • Banking when required (requires use of own transport)
  • Daily and monthly bank reconciliations
  • Running petty cash float and imprest petty cash book system

Sales/Credit Control

  • Opening customer accounts and credit checking
  • Generating sales and credit day books for review by accounts
  • Posting of invoices to Sales Ledger
  • Issuing of monthly statements to customers
  • Posting and allocation of cash to sales ledger
  • Chasing of debtors
  • Banking of Cash
  • Liaising with sales and sales processing on query resolution and cash collection


  • Supplier invoice processing and matching with delivery notes
  • Posting purchase invoices to purchase ledger
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements prior to payment
  • Raising cheques and remittance advices
  • Creating & generating weekly BACS runs on-line
  • Monthly purchase ledger reconciliation
  • Checking of claims and payments to agents
  • General purchase ledger maintenance

Fixed Assets

  • Fixed Asset register maintenance and control account reconciliation


  • Checking expense claims for authorization and appropriate expenditure
  • Coding expense claims and posting to nominal codes
  • Creating & generating monthly bulk lists for electronic payment


  • Payroll cover
  • VAT returns, reconciliations and submissions
  • Reconciling inter-company accounts each month
  • Involvement in stock takes and stock valuation
  • Submission of national statistical returns
  • Ad-hoc projects and returns

Areas for assessment and appraisal:

  • Accuracy and timeliness of management and statutory reporting and financial controls such as control account reconciliations, ledger management and accounting control and management
  • Ageing of sales ledger and debtor days
  • Quality and timeliness of reporting and performance of accounting disciplines
  • Level of accounting skills and professionalism

Essential role requirements:

  • Previous working experience of Sage 200, including report writing and administration
  • Sound understanding of Excel worksheets