Assistant Accountant (Maternity Cover)

Reports to: Finance Director

Department: Finance

Location: 30 Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield S9 1GA

Hours: 15 hours per week, configurable into 2 full days, 4 half days, or 3 school hour days

Duration: 1 year fixed term contract


Job Summary

To assist the Finance Director in maintaining the effective running of the Finance Department.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing and monitoring budgets

  • Reconcile accounts sale to VAT return

  • Input journals onto the accounts management system (Navision)

  • Nominal and account reconciliations

  • Monthly job budgets

  • Yearend preparations

  • Assist with audit queries

  • Financial information analysis and reporting

  • Oversee all day to day accounting operations

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that financial processes, systems and controls are operating effectively

  • Budget preparation

  • Investigate and reconcile VAT, PAYE and Tax duties, including corporation tax

  • Support the month-end year-end process

  • Organise and assist during audits

  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances

  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

  • Project management of process changes and implementations

  • Support employees with Navision queries

  • Occasional Reception cover

  • Ad hock projects as instructed by the Finance Director

  • Any other reasonable duties requested by the Finance Director


Key Skills & Experience



  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualified (or equivalent)

  • A proven track record of working at a similar level in a similar sized organisation

  • Good understanding of PAYE and VAT

  • Excellent communicator

  • Proven ability of working under pressure

  • Strong IT skills, particularly in excel

  • A proven track record of working as an Accountant in a similar sized business.


  • Previous experience of using Navision would be an advantage

  • Experience of managing a small team effectively

  • Experience processing P11D’s



All employees undergo National Security Vetting and will be required to identify any past history which may affect this.

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SCX Special Projects Ltd
Roman Ridge Road,
Sheffield, S9 1GA
Tel: +44 (0)114 262 6199