JOB DESCRIPTION – ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

An opening has arisen for an Assistant Accountant within the Industrial Cables Finance section based at the Derby site. The position will report directly to the Industrial Financial Controller. 

Qualifications/Qualities :

-          Applicant ideally will be currently studying CIMA with a view to qualify in the future and progress through the company, Proactive & self motivated 

-          Previously held a position of responsibility reporting to upper levels of management.

-          Good project management skills with exposure to project work for the improvement of systems and procedures 

-          Applicant must be articulate and accurate and used to working to tight timescales with the ability to prioritise work from diversified sources 

-          Proven track record of adapting and driving through improvements and efficiencies in work practices and procedures 

-          Well developed computer skills including significant Excel and SAP experience and competence in word

Knowledge and Experience should include :

-          Product Costing within a Standard Costing regime

-          Understanding of company’s products and business

-          Working knowledge of fixed assets to enable maintenance of site asset registers

-          Manufacturing variances – from collation to interpretation for presentation to management to enable effective control

-          Understanding of our Freight and Packing cost profile

-          Expenditure control and reporting including Capital and Revenue

-          Stock revaluation process and principles

-          Exposure to stock takes – control and process of physical stock counts

-          Budget preparation

-          Business forecasting

-          Sound financial background and understanding to ensure effective and accurate business accruals and prepayments

-          Formulising business procedures impacting on Finance and rolling them out effecting necessary changes in processes and culture

-          Exposure to SAP and knowledge of

-          Preparation of accounts for the above and other information to the end of presentation to management.

-          Excellent excel skills and analytical thought process essential.