Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Assistant Accountant

£20,000 to £27,000 / Newcastle upon Tyne / Oct 12, 2017

Our client is a phenomenal, award-winning business success story, continually and quickly growing, for over 20 years, to now be a lean, highly profitable £100m turnover business - a very innovative, technology-driven service business employing approx. 250 people at its Newcastle headquarters.

We enjoy a fantastic working relationship, having supplied many staff and the majority of its finance team. This team has grown with the business and is now seeking to appoint to a newly created Assistant Accountant role.

Mainly supporting and working alongside an experienced highly analytical and commercially-oriented accountant, as well as providing advice to the rest of the team when needed, a similar analytical approach is required to:

• Analyse financial information, with particular focus on Sales and commercial operations

• Identify trends and opportunities to improve business performance, Sales and profit margins

• Produce reports and management information

• Improve business intelligence and management information, making informed predictions

• Proactively engage with the finance team and Senior Management to progress change

• Contribute to the smooth running of the wider finance department

You will need:

• A forward-thinking and results-driven approach with a solid grounding in Accounting, preferably gained in a fast-moving, service-oriented environment and Analytical role

• A high degree of numeracy with Advanced Excel skills, comfortable interrogating IT systems and working with sometimes large quantities of data

• AAT qualification or equivalent (say CIMA or ACCA part qualified)

• Initiative, a cooperative and adaptable outlook, drive, organisation and strong communication skills

NB Basic salary is £20,000 to £21,000 per annum. In addition, it's quite normal to earn a £6,000 annual bonus with good performance.

Please also note: High levels of interest mean we will only contact you if your application is shortlisted and this will happen within five working days. You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

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