Assistant Accountant

Role Summary:

The Assistant Accountant role is a key role in the EMEA Finance team. The position will be working in a team with responsibility for several entities within both the OpSec Online and OpSec Authentication divisions across EMEA. The main focus of this position will be to maintain the Purchase Ledger function whilst supporting the rest of the team.


Assistant Accountant will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintenance of the Purchase Ledger.
  • Assisting with Management accounts preparation and reporting.
  • Cash management including maintenance of sterling and foreign currency cash books, performing bank recs and petty cash records.

Purchase Ledger

  • The input of purchase ledger invoices.
  • Payment of suppliers.
  • Input cash postings to the accounting system and reconcile with cash books.
  • Answer queries and inquiries from Suppliers and colleagues.
  • Supplier Statement Reconciliations.

Monthly Reporting

  • Preparation and input of monthly journals, accruals and prepayments.
  • Coordination of the monthly close down of sales and purchase ledgers.
  • Reconciliation of sales ledger, purchase ledger and cash books to the nominal ledger.
  • Perform monthly revaluations.
  • Prepare and confirm monthly intercompany reconciliations.
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register and depreciation calculation.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.

Cash Management

  • Maintain sterling and foreign currency cash books.
  • Maintenance of petty cash & petty cash records.
  • Input cash postings to the accounting system and reconcile with cash books.


  • Assist with short-term car hire requests.
  • Be aware of the duties performed by other team members to enable the adequate cover to be provided at all times of holiday/absence.


  • Must be able to perform each of the above duties satisfactorily.
  • Must demonstrate the highest level of integrity, discretion and confidentiality at all times.
  • A full current UK driving licence would be useful due to the lack of public transport to the surrounding area.
  • Previous experience of working within the finance team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Excellent I.T. Skills – Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
  • Experience of an ERP/MRP system preferable.
  • The ability to work accurately paying close attention to detail.
  • Must possess a positive, professional, assertive attitude.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and prioritise.
  • Must have the ability to multi task, be self motivated and able to work autonomously as well as in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to accommodate ever-changing working environment and demands placed upon it.
  • Must be able to fit in to a culture where teamwork, empowerment and dedication are of utmost importance.


  • To take responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of yourself.  Actively following the Company’s Health and Safety Policy, Procedures and Safe Systems of Work.
  • To observe and continually promote equal opportunities.
  • To undertake all reasonable training activity designed to support you in your role.
  • To gain an understanding of the Operations products and applications.
  • To note, understand and comply with Company Policies & Procedures.
  • To undertake any such other reasonable duties as may from time to time be required by your immediate manager.


  • Crowther, United Kingdom