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Assistant Accountant


West Cornwall/Home based

Ref EB6907

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Assistant Accountant - West Cornwall/based remotely - Circa: £21,000

*Warning* Do not apply for this vacancy if you have no interest in career development or the opportunity to work with a very, very fast growth Cornish family business. If either of those do appeal, you should read on. 

Several months ago, at the beginning of lockdown, we were contacted by this specialist engineering consultancy because their business had expanded quickly, to the point that their existing accountancy function simply couldn’t keep up. We found them an experienced Finance Manager and he’s transformed the department. With the implementation of modern accounting software (Xero), and a sensible set of systems now in place, the business can continue to grow without the numbers going off track. However, with numerous projects in the pipeline, all of which are going to require strong financial input, he needs assistance. 

We’re looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant (or perhaps an Accounts Assistant looking to step up), perhaps part/fully AAT qualified but with at least 24 months of experience gained within a busy commercial finance team. It’s a varied role where the successful candidate will likely take a lead responsibility for sales and supplier ledgers, CIS arrangements, credit control and the preparation of VAT reports. Experience is important, but so is aptitude and we’re looking for somebody that can use initiative to think beyond the basic job brief, act as a point of contact for customers and suppliers, and with strong IT aptitude. 

Initially, the role is going to be based remotely and may remain that way for several months. The rapid expansion of the company means that they’ve outgrown their current base and so construction of a brand new Porthleven based HQ is underway as you read! For further details and to apply to this very interesting opportunity, please contact Elle Benjamin quoting reference EB6907. 

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