Assistant Accountant

Location: Comber

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 05 July 2022

Salary: competitive

Assistant Accountant

ABOUT THE ROLE

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).

 

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • 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

Other

  • 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

 

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • 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

Desirable

  • Sage X3/Power BI
  • Microsoft Office
  • Kefron document management

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Finance team – EHGL Group
  • HR team
  • IT team
  • Managers and general personnel

External

  • Auditors
  • Banks
  • Professional advisors
  • Software providers
  • Ad hoc external stakeholders

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

 

COMPETENCIES

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.

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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