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Type: Contract
Location: Antrim
Salary: See description

Our client, an ambitious and growing, top Northern Ireland organisation, is seeking a Financial Accountant to fulfil a maternity contract in their Antrim based offices.


This will be 9-12 months. Should any permanent vacancy or alternative arise during the course of the contract, the successful candidate will be offered the position..

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Financial Accountant can expect a competitive starting salary commensurate with experience as well as performance related award of up to 15% of annual salary plus a great range of benefits:

  • Holidays: 25 days annual leave, plus 10 statutory days & 2.5 ‘company days’.
  • Group stakeholder pension scheme – 4% minimum Employee Contribution, 8% Employer Contribution.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Group Income Protection.
  • Gym Subsidy.
  • Sickness Absence.
  • Employee Assistance and Vocational Rehabilitation Programmes provided free of charge.
  • Hours of work Monday to Thursday 8.30-5pm and Friday 8.30- 3.45.

Duties include:

·Preparation of monthly management accounts including the preparation of key components of these accounts such as gross margin analysis, operating expenses and balance sheet reconciliations;

·Development of the monthly reporting pack, and improving the quality of information and explanations provided;

·Preparation of the Annual Statutory and Regulatory Financial Statements as well as managing the requirements of the external auditors;

·Lead in the preparation of quarterly VAT and CCL returns, including payments on account and balancing payments to ensure the business remains fully compliant with all HMRC guidelines;

·Lead in the implementation of new financial processes and systems, particularly in assessing the adequacy of current systems and exploring and developing financial requirements for new systems;

·Assist in the preparation of annual budgets for both the Distribution and Supply business divisions, including monthly reforecasting as required;

·Undertake any other special projects as required.

You will need:

·Fully qualified member of CAI/CIMA/ACCA, (part qualified will also be considered, with minimum CAP2 or equivalent, fully completed);

·Previous experience within an accounting environment is essential (minimum 3 years);

·Proven experience in the development of monthly management and annual statutory and regulatory accounts;

·Advanced PC skills, particularly Excel, capable of structured analysis of data, and presentation of results across operational areas;

·Excellent communication and presentation skills, with a strong commitment to customer service;

·Well organised, with proven time management skills and the ability to handle multiple requests simultaneously; and

·Proven ability to work at all levels within an organisation, creating and maintaining good working relationships.

Further details are available to applicants. To express an interest please send your CV to Patricia in by clicking on the link. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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