Assistant Accountant – Aberdeenshire – Temp

Working with a returning client to find an Assistant Accountant to join them on a full time, hybrid temporary basis to cover maternity leave. The client are a global leader in Oil & Gas with offices in Aberdeen and surrounding areas. The role will initially be a 6-month contract with the possibility for extension paying £15 p/h working 37.5hrs p/w as standard (circa £29,000 pro rata).

As the Assistant Accountant you will have the following duties :

  •  Reconciling bank accounts and posting bank transactions.
  • Posting company credit cards and purchase cards transactions and working with the operations team to ensure accurate data entry.
  • Raising intercompany sales invoices as required.
  • Assisting in the preparation, review and approval of accounts payable payment runs, working closely with the Accountant, AP and Treasury departments.
  • Preparing month end schedules and journals; including accruals, prepayments, depreciation and payroll.
  • Assist the Accountant in the preparation of month end close in assigned ERP system.
  • Preparation of assigned balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist in the preparation of VAT returns, in conjunction with other team members.
  • Assisting the Accountant with the various SOX compliance requirements.
  • Assisting annual audit.

Essential Experience:

  • HND or Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Qualified by experience
  • 1-2 years prior experience in a similar role or recent University/College Graduate in Accounting/Finance
  • Previous experience in communication with other department and stakeholders with a business
  • Ability to work on using your own initiative to ensure all tasks are completed in a accurate and timely manner
  • 1-2 years experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Accounting System knowledge

Desired Experience:

  •  Part-qualified or actively studying ICAEW/ICAS/CIMA/ACCA
  • Previous experience within the Oil and Gas or Manufacturing sectors
  • Previous experience of working in a finance department, with the ability to adapt to changing demands
  • Good command of Microsoft Teams and Outlook
  • ERP Systems knowledge

Hours: 37.5hrs/week – Mon – Thu 08.30-17.00, Fri 08.30 to 15.45 – 45 mins lunch

Location: Hybrid Working – 3 days office, 2 days home – not set days

Pay Rate: £15 /hr

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