Assistant Accountant (Maternity Cover)

We are currently seeking an Assistant Accountant to be based at our site in Washington, UK. The role is for maternity cover for a period of up to twelve months beginning at the end of October 2020. 

The purpose of the role is to provide cover for;

  • Management accounts preparation and reporting
  • Assisting with maintenance of the purchase and sales ledgers
  • Cash management including maintenance of sterling and foreign currency cash books, performing bank recs and petty cash records
  • Assisting with cycle counts and monthly stock reporting

The main duties and responsibilities are;

  • 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 nominal ledger
  • Perform monthly revaluations
  • Prepare and confirm monthly intercompany reconciliations
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register and depreciation calculation
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Input of purchase ledger invoices
  • Payment of suppliers
  • Input cash postings to accounting system and reconcile with cash books
  • Take appropriate steps to collect overdue debts and appropriate actions on non collection or significantly overdue balances

The successful candidate must be able to perform each of the duties satisfactorily and be able to work accurately paying close attention to detail, prioritising workload whilst working to strict deadlines. 

Candidates must be computer literate and possess excellent skills in using Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.  Previous experience working in a similar role is essential.

Working hours are Monday to Friday inclusive, 9.00am to 5.00pm with 30 minutes unpaid lunch each day.

Due to the nature of our business full background security checks, which include a credit check and basic criminal disclosure will be carried out prior to any offers of employment being made.

A full job profile is available from the HR Department.  Candidates who feel they can meet the requirements should submit an up to date CV and covering letter for the attention of Sarah Heaney – HR Officer to OpSec Security Ltd, 40 Phoenix Road, Crowther, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0AD or via email RecruitmentEurope@opsecsecurity.com