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Assistant Accountant

  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/11/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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We are currently looking for an Assistant Accountant to join our growing Finance department based in our Warrington head office.

The successful candidate will provide support to the regional Management Accountant, while also supporting the business unit/regional Commercial Controller in maintaining Fircroft accounting and in completion of month end deliverables whilst studying for their professional accounting qualification.

You will be working towards achieving our ultimate goal of providing best in class, value added support to a thriving global business, whilst embodying the values of the company and spreading positivity throughout.


* Ownership of specific reporting and month end tasks
* Working closely with Management Accountant to prepare month end financial information and analysis
* Support margin analysis to ensure sales & cost of sales are correctly recorded
* Support region in budgeting, forecasting and cashflow
* Help prepare Opex reporting and explain variances to budget/forecast/prior months
* Support Regional Commercial Controller
* Support in country local teams, building good relationships with key contacts
* Review and analysis of balance sheet accounts under guidance of Management Accountant
* Working closely with in country accountants, where applicable, to submit local statutory requirements eg VAT return
* Involvement in implementing improvements to financial procedures and controls
* Adhoc project work as required and to support development

Key Attributes & Experience

* Actively progressing through ACCA/CIMA qualification.
* 2-3 years accounting experience
* Ability to embrace and spread enthusiasm, goodwill, happiness and positivity
* Strong excel skills, with an ability use advanced excel formulas and create basic financial models and reports.
* Good, confident oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrates a structured approach to analytical problem solving.
* Microsoft Office Applications (including Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint and PowerBI)


* Accounting Software (Topaz/Sage/Quickbooks)
* Understanding of the commercial drivers of a business.

The Company:
Fircroft is a leading global provider of HR and Recruitment solutions to the Natural Resource and Engineering Sectors. With offices in 45 countries, Fircroft employs over 600 staff globally delivering services to some of the world's best known companies. Turnover currently stands at £900m, Fircroft is one of the largest and most successful privately-owned businesses based in the North West of England. Built on the foundation of outstanding brand values.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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