Assistant Accountant

  • Location:

    Milton Keynes

  • Sector:

    Administration and Accounts

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £28500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lewis Fagen

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01603 701077

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

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Assistant Accountant Vacancy - Milton Keynes
- Up to £28,500 per annum
- Monday - Friday 9:00am - 17:30pm 
- Benefits include: 22 days holiday, Staff discount, Life Insurance, Pension scheme.

Our client, an established main dealer, is looking for an assistant accountant to join their head office team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is seeking a permeant position, wants to work as part of a team, with variety and responsibility within a friendly environment. 

Responsibilities of Assistant Accountant:
- Responsible for the reconciliation of allocated balance sheet accounts (manufacturer bonus, finance debtors, service plans, etc).
- Reconcile month end vehicle stocks to TGB and LGB dealer summaries and balance sheet.
- Review and reconcile new and used vehicle contra accounts.
- Reconcile month end parts stock, WIP, and GIS reports to balance sheet.
- Check and approve daily outgoing BACS and CHAPS payments.
- Review vehicle costs in progress to ensure VM stock records are kept correctly maintained.
- Examine balance sheet error accounts and zero balance accounts instigating a resolution to any balances.
- Monthly balance sheet review with the Group Reconciliation Accountant.
- Carry out fixed asset checks across our various branches.
- Work as part of a team to encourage development of Accounts Assistants.
- Support the finance team (cashiering, SL and PL) with any ad hoc tasks.

The successful Assistant Accountant will get:
- Automotive experience and a working knowledge of Kerridge/CDK/Drive.
- Experience in balance sheet reconciliations within the automotive industry.
- A strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel (vlookups, pivot tables, IF function, etc).
- AAT qualified desirable but not required.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
- Enthusiastic and motivated.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Be a confident communicator both verbal and written.
 -Be an active team player who is equally at ease working own their own initiative.

If this role sounds interesting to you, please do not hesistate to get in touch with Lewis at Perfect Placement to arrange you an interview.