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Assistant Accountant/Finance Analyst

  • Location: Barnsley
  • Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + free parking + study support
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 29 days ago

  • Sector: Finance, Part Qualified Finance
  • Contact: Part Qualified
  • Contact Email: cv@sharpconsultancy.com
  • Expiry Date: 09 May 2021
  • Job Ref: JCU0904_1617979277

Sharp Consultancy are proudly working with a manufacturing business in recruiting an Assistant Accountant/Finance Analyst to help support their busy factory finance function. This is a progressive role with great potential to develop a finance career in an exciting business.

This role will play a key role within the factory finance function and will report into the Financial Controller. This position will suit someone who is bright, analytical, with the aspiration of becoming a qualified accountant.

The successful candidate will ideally be a part-qualified accountant who will gain valuable mentoring in the role as well as full study support (CIMA or ACCA).


Responsibilities include:
*Assisting in the preparation of monthly management accounts and reports.
*Producing key weekly reports including direct labour costing and material usage variances.
*Daily efficiency reporting to factory leadership highlighting factory performance.
*Ensuring that standard material and labour costs are maintained.
*Proactively identifying and rectifying cost efficiencies and process improvement.
*Business partnering with factory leadership team and providing clear ad-hoc reporting to help drive improvements in the business.
*Assisting in preparing annual budgets and monitoring performance in conjunction with management team.
*Monitoring accounting records and internal controls.
*Preparing capital expenditure justifications and performing post implementation reviews.
*Sales ledger and petty cash
*Any ad-hoc tasks appropriate to the role

Person specification;
*A clear communicator and the ability to build relationships and business partner with non-finance staff
*Excellent analytical and Excel skills
*A desire to learn and make improvements
*Ability to problem solve/recommend solutions
*The drive and commitment to study for professional accountancy exams
*Enthusiastic, confident and a team player with a flexible and positive "can do" approach to work

For further information or a private and confidential conversation either for this specific opportunity or your personal job search please do not hesitate to contact Jack Curtis on 0114 261 1700 or 07496 364678.


Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.