Assistant Accountant

Essex, Harlow
£27500 - £31500 per annum + 25 days holiday, Bonus, company discount
23 Apr 2019
23 May 2019
Jordan Gutteridge
Contract type
Part time

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work within an innovative Pharmaceuticals company, based in Harlow. They are looking to hire an Assistant Accountant, reporting directly to the Financial Controller. This role offers great exposure and the opportunity to join a very dynamic and social team. They are a highly recognised brand and are a cutting edge company rising in the Pharmaceuticals industry.

Client Details

Being a large market leader in the Pharmaceuticals market, our client have great facilities and an impressive work environment. They are looking for an Assistant Accountant to be dependable and have a keen eye for detail, whilst offering the personal qualities and business expertise to work effectively in a high pressured environment. With being a large business in the Harlow area, it is clear why anyone in the local area would want to work for them, especially with the company benefits on offer.


Working as a Assistant Accountant in Harlow you will be reporting directly into the Commercial Finance Controller. You will be responsible in assisting with key duties to ensure the smooth running of the finance function for this important subsidiary. Duties will include and grow to:

  • Assisting with the Group's month-end and year-end P&L close process and divisional reporting

  • Working capital reporting process

  • Balance sheet analysis reviews at legal entity and divisional level

  • Month-end accounting for centrally managed tasks completed within processing deadlines

  • Production and submission of monthly reporting packs according to a strict deadline

  • Production of monthly cash flow statement including an 18 month cash flow forecast, for submission along with the monthly reporting pack

  • Review and analysis of monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts

  • Fixed assets accounting and register maintenance on SAP

  • Production of the year end reporting pack; audit files and dealing with audit queries

  • Various reporting and analysis requests from senior management, including the CFO and Group Financial Controller including the Head of Group Management Reporting.


This role will partner with the Financial Controller, that needs an Assistant Accountant that is clear, concise and well-thought out presentation skills are essential. Candidates must be able to demonstrate tenacity, flexibility and to be able to quickly grasp and interpret business requirements to support with adequate reporting.

  • Be part qualified (ACCA or CIMA) or looking to commence studies in the near future
  • Have exposure to journal processing
  • Have a clear understanding of debits and credits
  • Have strong Excel skills to include v look ups and pivot tables
  • Have strong communication skills to be able to communicate with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally

Job Offer

A competitive salary dependent upon experience and qualification alongside a competitive study support package for ACCA/CIMA studiers, a flexible working policy, a creative and entrepreneurial environment that is conducive to offering professional development and a great working environment. Free on site parking is available, along with Health Care, Bonus and Study Support!

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