Assistant Accountant – North Aberdeenshire


Assistant Accountant 

Working alongside our client in North Aberdeenshire to recruit for an Assistant Accountant on a full-time, 12-15 month maternity cover  basis with a potential for temp-to-perm. Working across multiple industries, offering project management and bespoke solutions through innovation for their clients / customers, this business specialises in fabrication and offer a range of services.

The client are a forward thinking company who have gone through incredible rates of growth recently and forecast this to continue. There is a strong culture of inclusivity, learning and development starting from the MD with there being a relaxed, supportive and collaborative environment throughout the office. We would like to encourage the successful candidate to bring unique and new ideas to improve the processes and the business.

This role is expected to last approximately 13 months however, with a requirement for a handover and potential additional training for the successful candidate, the client are looking to bring someone in ASAP to ensure adequate time is available, extending the frontend of the contract.

To be successful in this role you will have the following Essential experience & skills:


  • Circa 3 years experience in a similar role.
  • Part-Qualified / QBE / Degree in a related field i.e. finance, accounting etc
  • Strong and consistent experience of managing purchase & sales ledgers, including all sales invoicing and purchase invoice production.
  • Overview of compliance regarding the purchase order system.
  • Credit control management – confidence to contact clients & suppliers to resolve issues.
  • Bank reconciliation and clearance of outstanding bank transactions.
  • Monthly maintenance of fixed asset registers.
  • Ability to liaise with the wider team regarding financial aspects of ongoing projects.
  • Moderate to Expert ability with Excel.

Improved remuneration available for candidates with the following Preferred experience & skill(s):


  • Experience / knowledge of Xero accounting software
  • General Cashflow forecasting on a daily / weekly basis
  • Experience with IGF work – month end reconciliations / checking reserves etc.
  • Experience carrying out credit checks on new customers
  • Experience of VAT payments
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in a high-volume environment
  • Payroll for occasional illness cover of payroll administrator (can be trained)

Remuneration: £30,000 – £34,000 DOE

Hours & Location :

  • Mon – Fri
  • 39 hrs p/w with flexibility around start and end times
  • On-site with availability for WFH days as required (non-contractual)

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