Assistant Accountant – 6 months+ temping contract – Hays Plc – Darlington

Hays Plc

Your new company

This large UK organisation has a need for an experienced Assistant Accountant to provide ongoing temping cover for at least 6 months.

The role is Darlington based with hybrid working.

Your new role

Working as part of the Supply Chain Operations finance team in preparing weekly, monthly and year end reporting, budgeting and forecasting, ensuring the integrity of the financial records.

Scope: Responsible for multiple cost centres across 5 UK Supply Chain Operations sites.

Main Areas of Responsibility:

Support the preparation of weekly ‘flash’ forecasts of key P&L areas (internal sales, production output, materials, direct labour & staff costs, transport etc.) to support managers in taking timely action to address financial performance shortfalls.

Posting of required monthly journals in multiple accounting systems (IFS, SAP, ORACLE, SAGE) to produce timely & relevant monthly accounts for UK business units including all P&L lines, accruals, prepayments etc for Supply Chain Operations costs.

Supporting the Supply Chain Operations Finance team in monthly production and logistics flash meetings to ensure decision making has appropriate finance input and that the financial impacts of projects and operational changes are reflected in business financial forecasts on a timely basis.

Supply Chain Operations finance admins tasks including:

Setting up vendors in SAP

Preparation of purchase orders

Preparation of sundry invoices for staff sales etc.

Ad-hoc administration

What you’ll need to succeed

A proven track record of working at this level, you will be immediately available or have a couple of weeks notice period.
The experience and skills that will help you hit the ground running are:
Strong financial awareness

Ability to work independently

Proactive approach to problem solving

Meticulous attention to detail

Ability to work to strict deadlines within company procedures

Ability to communicate well by all methods to all levels of people, internal and external

Advanced Excel skills

Knowledge of SAP advantageous

Demonstrate role flexibility as may be asked to carry out various duties in the department

AAT Qualified / CIMA Part Qualified

What you’ll get in return
Flexible , hybrid working options available.

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