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Assistant Accountant

  • Salary:
  • £11.50ph
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Location:
  • Covenrty

To be responsible all aspects of accounts payable process for the site and will involve improving the link between the plant and the shared services function.  This role will have responsibility for managing payments in accordance with expectations, balances sheet accruals/reconciliations, supplier reconciliations, and supplier scrap analysis and reporting. As with all roles within the Finance department the role will involve financial control testing to ensure SOX compliance.




To forecast, manage and co-ordinate cash payments.

To minimize Aged Accounts Payable in order to prevent supplier issues.

To review and validate supplier reconciliations for the top 10 suppliers.

To calculate provisions for non production accruals (PO book, contract labour, freight) and other journals.

To calculate and submit monthly royalty charge to Southfield HQ

To review, improve and document processes within the area of responsibility.

To complete Balance Sheet reconciliations in accordance with SOX requirements.

To review, maintain and implement internal controls including quarterly SOX testing and narratives.

To be accountable for supplier chargebacks and cleardown of aged debit notes.

To complete ad hoc tasks as and when required.

To support other team members as and when required.




Comply with all relevant HSE legislation and local policies and procedures.




Strong attention to detail.

Mature and pro-active approach with the commitment to exceeding internal customer requirements.

Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple conflicting deadlines.

Highly developed planning and organisational skills.

Flexible problem solving approach.

Team player.

Self motivated.




Technical Skills Required


Excellent IT skills especially Excel

Strong communication skills


Technical Skills Preferred


BPCS experience

Good working knowledge of IBM iSeries (AS400) and AS400Query

Automotive experience

Continuous Improvement pedigree

Internal audit/control review experience


Qualifications Required


Part Qualified Accountant


Qualifications Preferred


Finance/Business Degree




Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet very strict period end deadlines.


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