Assistant Accountant - 9 mth FTC

Location Trafford Park
Discipline: Morson Group
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Market related
Contact name: Gemma Arnott

Contact email:
Job ref: 75GA1
Published: about 2 months ago

Assistant Accountant - 9 month FTC

Morson are the UK’s leading technical recruitment agency, with over 50 years’ experience, a turnover of more than £850 million and offices across the world, we supply engineers and technical expertise to some of the world’s biggest brands.

We are looking an Assistant Accountant to join our Finance team. This is a key role within the business and a great opportunity to showcase your skills as well as develop within the role. It would ideally suit someone looking to take a step up into a Management Accountant (there is scope to take on more for anyone enthusiastic) or someone looking to take a back step in responsibility. 

The role is office based at our Headquarters in Trafford Park on a full-time fixed term basis covering maternity leave (this role has potential to go permanent due to growth at the end of the 12 months although we cannot currently guarantee this)

Key Tasks

  • Generate and analyse weekly pay and charge reports. Identify any anomalies in margin and perform necessary investigations to understand and then resolve.
  • Issue pay and charge reports to branches and respond to queries
  • Review and correctly categorise invoices and credit notes, ensuring that any related costs are identified and documented
  • Analyse permanent placement revenue and assist with calculation of commission
  • Prepare and post month-end journals
  • Balance sheet and nominal ledger reconciliations
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis of monthly sales and costs for a variety of stakeholders
  • Collate recharge information and ensure clients are invoiced correctly and on a timely basis
  • Support in the audit and in the preparation of external statutory financial reporting
  • Support in data loads to the finance system
  • Assist with purchase ledger activities as and when needed
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required

Experience and Skills

You will ideally be AAT Level 4 qualified and have demonstrable reporting experience across all the elements of management accounting, gained within an industry environment.  You must be prepared to take a hands-on approach and get involved in all levels of the analysis and reporting process.  Excel will be a key tool in doing this so proficiency with pivot tables and v-look-ups as a minimum will be required.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (word/excel/outlook)      
    • Intermediate-advanced level Excel is essential
    • Organised and methodical
    • Great attention to detail
    • Can do attitude
    • Able to work as part of a team
    • Process driven
    • Integrity - ensure and maintain confidentiality of information and data at all times
    • Excellent telephone manner and face to face customer service skills
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • Previous experience of working in a recruitment agency would be an advantage but not essential

Morson is an equal opportunities employer and respects diversity. In order to apply for this role, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Morson Group is committed to equal opportunities.

The Morson Group is signed up to the Jobcentre employment service’s ‘Disability Confident Scheme’. This means that any applicant considering themselves to have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job (see person specification) will be guaranteed an interview.

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to reflect the local community

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.