Job title: Assistant Accountant
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Newtownards
Job published: 21-06-2022
Job ID: 41074
Contact name: Peter Nixon
Contact email:

Job Description



Form No: PHL.287 Revision No: 2 Status: Approved Date: 02.04.19



DATE: May 2022


JOB TITLE: Assistant Accountant, ESL/ERD


The Eakin Healthcare Group (EHG) is a people focused healthcare business. Founded in 1974, the Eakin

Healthcare Group has a successful track record as a medical device manufacturer of high-quality skin

protection and ancillary products for use in ostomy and wound care and most recently single use surgical

instruments and respiratory/anaesthesia through acquisition.

There are 6 companies within the Eakin Healthcare Group:

• TG Eakin Limited based near Comber, Co Down, focus on the manufacturing and export of ostomy and

wound care products to the international market

• Pelican Healthcare Limited based in Cardiff, Wales, specialise in the manufacture and distribution of

ostomy care products for the UK

• Respond Healthcare Limited is a Dispensing Appliance Contractor providing NHS Services, dispensing

prescriptions for stoma and continence products, to patients residing within the UK

• Eakin Surgical Limited manufacture single use instruments for ENT, General, Gynaecological,

Ophthalmological, Oral and Maxillofacial, Orthopaedic, Paediatric surgeries

• Eakin R&D Limited focus on innovative research and development of ostomy, wound care and

respiratory products for the Group

• Armstrong Medical Limited based in Coleraine Northern Ireland is a specialist manufacturer of

respiratory medical equipment, and respiratory / anaesthesia consumables for Critical, Perioperative

and Neonatal care

The Group currently exports to over 60 countries through a network of 40 distributors plus its own offices and

direct routes to market in UK, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland and France. The Group has great people, great

resources, is incredibly successful and has received numerous business awards.




We are looking for a confident and self-motivated individual who can demonstrate strong levels of

performance in this Finance role.


The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the accounting function in Eakin Surgical (ESL), and

Eakin R&D Ltd (ERD).




• Accrual accounting and journal management • Prepare VAT and Intrastat returns and submit on a timely basis • Complete all statistical returns • Prepare stock reconciliations for all locations • Prepare monthly Balance sheet reconciliations • Prepare legal entity trial balances for the above companies

• Preparation of supporting schedules for Legal Entity financial statements • Preparation of audit files for the external auditors and liaising with the auditors for the annual audit

• Oversee the transactional functions for ESL, ERD










Form No: PHL.287 Revision No: 2 Status: Approved Date: 02.04.19


• To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to

actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible

• To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the

company’s’ Health and Safety policy

• To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy

• Proactively implement systems change

• To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required






• Part Qualified accountant/Finalist or QBE

• Strong interpersonal skills • Good communication skills

• Strong IT and Excel skills are required

• Diligent and able to work efficiently with attention to detail, within required timescales



• Sage X3/Power BI

• Microsoft Office

• Kefron document management




• Finance team – EHGL Group

• HR team

• IT team

• Managers and general personnel


• Auditors

• Banks

• Professional advisors

• Software providers

• Ad hoc external stakeholders



• There will be a requirement to travel other group sites from time to time





Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure.

Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is

open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.


Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other

people. Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for

the overall good.




Form No: PHL.287 Revision No: 2 Status: Approved Date: 02.04.19


Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and

explore they key elements in information before making commitments. Tends to like to use facts and

figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail.


Information Gathering – Enjoys dealing with and refers to factual data. Likes to be well informed and drills

down into details. Prefers to access wide range of information and opinion before making decisions and

when solving problems.


Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the

key stages and requirements into account. Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and

delivered effectively.


Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’. Has a

strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve

undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.


Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without

relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships. Doesn’t give up easily in the face of

opinions that differ from their own. Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.





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