Assistant Accountant

Finance and Administration – Duns, Scottish Borders, The
Department Finance and Administration
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Circa £25,000 - £30,000 per annum / Negotiable depending on experience

Meadowhead Ltd + Mortonhall & Charterhall

 

Job Title:  Assistant Accountant

Status:  Full-time, permanent contract

Reports to:  Finance and Administration Manager

Salary: Circa £25,000 - £30,000 per annum / Negotiable depending on experience

Benefits: Pension and 28 holidays per annum

 

Role

Mortonhall & Charterhall is a well-diversified privately-owned estate with its principal enterprises located in Berwickshire, Edinburgh, East Lothian & Northumberland. This role will be primarily based out of the estate office in Berwickshire. The location is in the countryside in between Coldstream, Duns, Greenlaw and Swinton.

Meadowhead Limited, one of the company’s run from the estate office operates a holiday parks leisure business with four stunning parks located in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Northumberland.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a medium sized, well-established and growing business, in a beautiful rural location.  You will be part of a small and friendly team in the support office in what is a key and varied role, with scope for progression.  We're looking for a positive and enthusiastic person to provide support and add value to the business.  Appropriate training and study support will be offered where required.

 

Key Responsibilities

The purpose of the role of Assistant Accountant is to provide day to day support to the Finance and Administration Manager.  The Assistant Accountant will help drive forward Meadowhead Ltd (the “Company”) holiday parks leisure business and the diversified farm and estate enterprises.  

·      Accurately processing sales invoices, purchase invoices and expenses.

·      Posting daily receipts and payments.

·      Completing bank reconciliations.

·      Processing month end payments and other payments as required.

·      Reporting on debtors and creditors.

·      Assisting with monthly payroll.

·      Preparing and filing vat and other returns.

·      Assisting with budgets.

·      Preparing draft monthly management accounts.

·      Managing day-to-day transactions.

·      Preparing month end journals including accruals and prepayments.

·      Liaising with auditors at year end.

·      Assisting the finance department and senior management with various tasks and reports.

·      Recommending new systems, processes and software.

·      Other tasks as required.

 

Person Specification

·         Excellent computer skills and the ability to pick-up/recommend new software/IT solutions quickly.

·         Knowledge of Farmplan or Xero accounting software may be advantageous.

·         Qualified, qualified by experience, part-qualified or looking to undertake training.

·         Articulate with strong verbal and written communication skills.

·         The ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels.

·         Driven, proactive and motivated.

·         Flexible “can do” attitude and an excellent team player.

·         Self-motivated and able to use own initiative.

·         Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

·         Ideally holds a full and clean driving licence.

 

Closing date Friday 1st November 2019. 

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  • Location
    Duns, Scottish Borders, The
  • Department
    Finance and Administration
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Circa £25,000 - £30,000 per annum / Negotiable depending on experience
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