Assistant Accountant

Company Details and Job Overview:

A large manufacturing Group in Cumbria are strengthening their finance function by recruiting an Assistant Accountant. This is an ideal opportunity for a career driven individual seeking a progressive role which offers good commercial exposure alongside routine accounting duties.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as they continue on their growth trajectory. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in various projects relating to continual improvement initiatives, gaining excellent business visibility.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

A competitive starting salary depending on experience
Study support (CIMA/ACCA)
25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays
Company pension
Flexible working including a hybrid arrangement

Your New Role as Assistant Accountant:

Reporting to an engaging Finance Manager, as Assistant Accountant you will enjoy a varied position which will provide hands on exposure, with specific responsibilities including:

Supporting with month end and reporting requirements, meeting deadlines
Bank reconciliations (including multi-currency)
Balance sheet reconciliations
Accruals, prepayments and journals
VAT returns
Treasury/cash accounting duties
Supporting with process and system enhancements as required

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered for this Assistant Accountant position, you will be analytically minded with a forward thinking approach to your work. Ideally you will be AAT qualified or actively studying CIMA or ACCA (a full study package will be available if required). You will have good grounding knowledge of routine accounting duties with the ambition to develop these skills and progress your finance career further. This is a business facing role which requires regular liaison with various internal stakeholders including non-finance staff and senior management, therefore strong communication skills are imperative with the ability to provide advice and challenge if required.


To summarise, this Assistant Accountant position is an ideal career move for an ambitious individual seeking a diverse role with progression opportunities. The Finance Manager will provide sufficient levels of support and be a strong mentor to ensure succession in your new role.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.
Kendal, England, UK