Assistant Accountant

McCue is seeking an Assistant Accountant to join our accounts team.

We require a highly motivated and proactive accounting technician with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team


Responsible to: Company Accountant

Responsible for: Financial controls and assisting in the development and implementation of improved reporting requirements.

Working hours: 36.5 hours Monday-Thursday:  9.00am-5.00pm   Friday:  9.00am-4.00pm

Wage level: Competitive salary and remuneration package tailored to the successful candidate.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 GCSE/O’Levels including English and Maths
  • Accounting Technician Qualification
  • Studying towards CIMA would be an advantage

Essential Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to produce accounts to Trial Balance.
  • Computer literate, preferably with experience in Sage Line 200 accounting systems.
  • Experience in Construction Industry is an advantage.


  • Supporting the Company Accountant in the preparation of monthly financial statements, quarterly management accounts and annual statutory accounts.
  • Supporting the company accountant in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Assisting Company Accountant with internal and external audits as and when required.
  • Ensuring necessary financial controls are in place and operating effectively along with the responsibility of closing down month-end
  • Maintenance of nominal ledger and contract costing systems
  • Preparing and submitting UK & Foreign VAT Returns, PAYE/NIC and Government Agency returns whilst ensuring the company is being vigilant and compliant with foreign taxes associated with foreign trade.
  • Completing bank reconciliations for both Sterling and Euro currencies
  • Processing bank payments and ensuring control of direct debits from the bank
  • Undertake Reasonableness checking of transactions posted to the nominal ledger.
  • Completion of statistical forms by deadlines provided.
  • Monthly reconciliation of key nominal ledger control accounts.
  • Preparation of daily cash sheets & cash reconciliations.
  • Provide relief for all accounting functions in time of holidays & absence (i.e. Sales Ledger, Purchase ledger, Subcontractor Ledger & Payroll).
  • Maintaining and updating the Fixed Assets Register.
  • To participate, promote and support all Company initiatives with compliance to procedures and requirements for ISO9001, 14001, 45001 and FSC and Investors in People Standards.
  • Any other duties are conducive to the effective operation of the post which the Company deem to be within the post holder’s competence.

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