Assistant Accountant

Location: Comber

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 23 May 2024

Salary: Competitive

Assistant Accountant


We are looking for a confident and self-motivated individual who can demonstrate strong levels of performance in this Assistant Accountant role.  The role will report directly to the Finance Manager, based in Comber and will be involved in the preparation of accounts for Eakin Healthcare and Eakin R&D.


  • Manage the AP/AR functions.
  • Accrual accounting and journal management.
  • Prepare VAT and Intrastat returns and submit on a timely basis.
  • Complete all statistical returns.
  • Prepare monthly Balance sheet reconciliations for the above-mentioned companies.
  • 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.


  • 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
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required




  • Part Qualified accountant 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
  • Finance systems experience


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



  • Finance team
  • 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.

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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