Job title: Assistant Accountant
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Belfast Antrim
Job published: 01-12-2021
Job ID: 39144
Contact name: Laura McFarlane
Phone number: +447458160119
Contact email:

Job Description

An excellent opportunity is available for an Assistant Accountant to join a NI Top 100 organisation based in Belfast on a permanent basis.

The Assistant Accountant will assist in the preparation of all aspects of management accounts.

Top 3 Things to Know About this Job:

  1. Opportunities for progression
  2. Belfast based location
  3. Excellent benefits including study support


The Role:

  • Assist in the preparation and reporting of monthly management accounts
  • Report on sales and profitability with supporting analysis
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of promotional spend
  • Lead in the preparation and reporting of production and/or general overhead expenditure against budget variances including applicable explanatory commentary and presentation to FCs & budget holders
  • Support the Accountant and FC on annual budget preparation and statutory audit, including dealing with queries/preparing reports
  • Support management in a variety of information requirements
  • Liaise with the other division finance teams as appropriate
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

The Person:

This is a significant opportunity for an individual to develop their current experience within a dynamic and expanding division.  The post holder will be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and key skills/competencies:

  • Qualified at a minimum level to one of the following;
    • IATI qualified and with at least one year’s finance experience in a relevant finance environment
    • Degree qualified to at least 2:1 Honours level in finance, business, accounting, or other analytical degree and have commenced their qualifications for ACCA (Skills Level) or CIMA (Operational Level) and with at least one year’s finance experience in a relevant finance environment; or
    • At least five years finance experience working in a relevant finance environment.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with ability to present to both finance and non-finance management
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Self-development
  • Process and Systems awareness

The Rewards:

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for progression

Next Steps

For further information, and to apply for this Assistant Accountant job, please contact Laura McFarlane.  Visit our website for a full list of Accountancy & Finance opportunities.

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