Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Assistant Management Accountant


Reference: SM/0068

Type: Contract

Minimum Salary: £25,000.00

Maximum Salary: £30,000.00


Qualifications: AAT or equivalent

I am currently recruiting for my highly successful client based in Chester. There is the need for an ambitious assistant management accountant to join the team initially on an 8 month fixed term contract basis. This role could develop, as the company are growing at an impressive rate, however a successfully completed contract with this company will only ever be seen as CV enhancing and the experience gained will certainly set any ambitious accountant in the right direction! 


What you will do…

  •  Assisting with the preparation of overheads for the monthly management accounts ensuring that the they accurately reflect business performance
  • Assisting with monthly P&L and balance sheet reconciliations and postings including accruals and prepayments
  • Assisting with monthly Flash forecasting
  • Assisting with audits
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Group quarterly VAT returns, annual HMRC tax compliance returns, PSA tax calculations, ONS surveys and other regular external compliance reports
  • Ensuring accurate transfer of data between the in-house purchase order system and the finance software
  • Administration of the SAP Concur expense & travel system, including processing the accounting files, adding new users / removing leavers and any other team changes
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register
  • Managing the Group intercompany process
  • Providing support in other areas of the Finance Team 
  • Ad-hoc projects and duties as guided by your line manager


To enable you to be successful, we are looking for…

  • AAT qualification or equivalent is advantageous and currently studying CIMA or equivalent qualification with a solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and substantial experience of reconciliation work
  • Experience of Microsoft Navision is advantageous
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills plus a high level of efficiency, happy to be given project work and see it through to completion with minimal of assistance
  • First rate interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines and a mature approach to work is essential
  • Sound Microsoft Excel skills are essential as is a high standard of accuracy
  • You will be able to demonstrate a positive, engaging, hard-working approach and exhibit the company values of Innovation, Quality, Excellence, Respect and Trust
  • A self-starter with a “can do” attitude able to operate in an autonomous, hands-on environment
  • The ability to plan your workload and focus on the right priorities
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to resolve any queries
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • A highly motivated individual, that brings energy and confidence, that is target driven and able to work as part of a team


If you feel you have the necessary skills to successfully complete this contract and are looking to join a forward thinking company please apply to be considered for the short list.


Location – Chester

Salary - £25,000 - £30,000 DOE

Type – 8 month FTC