Are you an Assistant Accountant looking for a new opportunity?
We are looking for an individual who can join our mission to be the best that the industry has to offer.
We want you to bring your skills and experience to a place where you can reach your true potential.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Assistant Accountant to join our Finance team in our Head Office based in Marlow.
As the Assistant Accountant you will assist Doordrop Media Finance in all aspects of day to day and month end accounting with a key deliverable being the timely posting of invoices, journals and accruals in order for Finance to accurately report key results to the DDM directors and Whistl Group management. The Assistant Accountant will provide a key supporting role in ensuring the business is able to achieve financial targets whilst fulfilling any legal and regulatory requirements. The Assistant Accountant will provide support for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable teams as required.
Provision of accurate and timely financial support
Complete accurate and timely: general ledger reconciliations; general accruals schedules, journals, and postings; prepayment schedules journals and postings; and month end balance sheet folder.
Maintain accurate recording of capex register budget v actual.
Assist with monthly revenue/cost of sale and overhead accruals as directed.
Produce monthly balance sheet reconciliations and adhoc analysis as directed.
Maintain purchase to pay system, creating items, linking vendors, providing effective support to DDM and wider Group business.
Allocate consolidated supplier invoices to P&L, process Accounts Payable transactions with relevant reconciliations.
Accounts Receivable, assist master data, post cash and credit control as required
Analysis / Queries
Assist with cost analysis for allocations and forecasting, working with the business to promptly resolve queries.
Monitor costs to identify trends and/or anomalies, resolving/escalating appropriately.
Provision of fiscal information
Assist in preparing the accounts data for month end, thus ensuring the company meets it’s legal and business reporting requirements (Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet).
Help close the year end accounts by performing specific year end accounting tasks as required.
Assist with Internal audits and external audits as directed by your Line Manager.
Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures taking into account legislative and regulatory responsibilities
Actively identify where systems or procedures may be improved and make realistic / workable improvements or solutions to add value to the business.
Involvement in various Company projects impacting the area and undertaking other reasonable duties as requested by the Financial Controller.
Organise own work to ensure monthly, ad hoc and project deadlines are met and queries resolved promptly. Re-prioritise and reorganise work during the month as issues/queries arise, and follow up actions are identified.
Self-motivated, able to turn work around quickly whilst still maintaining excellent levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
Able to plan & prioritise own work load to meet conflicting, varied and demanding deadlines.
Works collaboratively in a small team to deliver a high quality of service to stakeholders.
Business focused, can liaise well with the DDM board and business management.
Able to investigate and analyse data, identifying trends and anomalies to find solutions.
Good attention to detail, with a high degree of accuracy in figure work.
Able to communicate complex information effectively when dealing with internal and external stakeholders at a range of levels. Confident and able to question and challenge appropriately.
Able to produce short reports and analyses which both finance and non-finance colleagues can understand.
IT Literate - proficient in the use of MS Office including Word, intermediate MS Excel and Microsoft Navision Dynamics skills to support effective data management, analysis and reporting
Whistl are a delivery management company providing efficient, high-quality and competitively priced services across Business Mail, Parcels, Fulfilment and Doordrop Media both in the UK and internationally. Distributing more than 4 billion items annually, we are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK.
Whistl is a Disability Confident employer and is committed to equal opportunities for all in all of our employment policies and practices.
Due to the nature of our business, this role may be subject to a basic DBS check.