Assistant Accountant

Posted 02/07/2024 by Avant Homes

SR5, South Hylton, Sunderland

Competitive Salary & Benefits*

With lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join Avant Homes, let us tell you why…

Avant Homes is a housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, across Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with eight regional offices employing over 600 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve them. Our mission is to provide affordable yet aspirational homes to our communities, ensuring that new homes are accessible and attainable for all with a product suitable for everyone.

Avant Homes are proud to employ local people across our developments and within our regional offices, teamwork is key to everything that we do.

We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special, so why not start the foundations and build your career with us today?

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Accountant on a 14-month fixed term contract covering maternity leave to join our team based at our North East head office in Sunderland.

The Role

Do you thrive in a fast paced and driven environment?

Are you currently working towards, or do you already hold a recognised finance qualification such as AAT, ACA, ACCA or CIMA?

Do you have attention to detail and excellent ability to analyse, process and evaluate data?

If yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us!

The role of Assistant Accountant is to take responsibility for a variety of accounting tasks to ensure that financial information is reported accurately and reconciled on a monthly basis on behalf of the Avant Homes North East business.

As the Assistant Accountant, you will be responsible for a wide variety of duties including the delivery of accurate, timely and relevant financial reporting information within a fast-paced working environment.

The role will be best suited to an adaptable and resilient individual who is able to demonstrate their interest and enthusiasm in forging a career within the financial sector.

Key duties and requirements

You will also be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Production of monthly Inter Company Reconciliations.
  • Production of Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • Production of P&L Reconciliations.
  • Maintenance and reconciliation of Fixed Asset Register.
  • Preparation and review of all Prepayments & Accruals.
  • Preparation and posting of journals.
  • Assistance in the preparation of the weekly cashflow forecast.
  • Adhering to Group Policies and Processes within the department.
  • Posting expenses analysis to the COINS ledger.
  • Providing cover for the Management Accountant as and when required.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful as our Assistant Accountant, you will be either full or part qualified in either AAT, ACA, ACCA or CIMA.

You will also possess;

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills with working knowledge of VLookups, Pivot tables etc.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Strong presentation skills along with ability to analyse, process and evaluate financial data.
  • Knowledge and experience of balance sheet reconciliations.
  • The ability to work independently to deadlines, in particular at month end and year end.
  • A flexible attitude to changing business needs.

If this sounds like you, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!

*Benefits are subject to terms and conditions for fixed term contract employees.

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