Assistant Accountant

  • FT Perm
  • Sheffield
  • Salary: £22,000 per annum

Andy File Associates is currently recruiting for our client; a Sheffield based designer and manufacturing company. They are currently seeking for an Assistant Accountant to join their well established finance team.

Annual Salary – £22,000

Hours – 37.5 hours per week

Monday to Thursday – 8:00 – 16:30 (with half hour unpaid lunch break)

Fridays – 8:00 – 13:30 (no lunch break)


The purpose of the role is to help prepare financial statements and accounts, budgeting, managing ledgers, processing invoices and preparing VAT returns.

The Assistant Accountant provides support where necessary to the Finance Manager and finance team to ultimately help improve business performance profitability and future growth.

Reconciliation and Forecasting

  • Preparation of month end management accountants
  • Reconciliation of currency bank accounts on a weekly basis
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of journals for HP interest, depreciation, accruals and prepayments
  • Maintain the fixed asset register


  • Prepare and submit the quarterly VAT return and monthly EC Sales list
  • Ensure the VAT invoices are obtained for proforma payments

Preparing Reports and Sales Ledger

  • Process proforma and credit card payments ensuring that all payments have been authorised in accordance with the signatory limits
  • Record daily receipts and payments on the accounting system, liaising with colleagues as required to identify items and to ensure their correct allocation
  • Maintain the sales ledger and contact customers to ensure invoices are paid within the payment terms
  • Preparation of spreadsheets to support grant claims and provide evidence of expenditure from Sage Accounts and Sage Manufacturing



Assist with preparation of payroll, checking and collating timesheets and noting overtime

Skills and Attributes  

  • Strong communication skills
  • AAT qualification Intermediate or equivalent
  • Excellent Excel skills, good knowledge of Word and Outlook
  • Experience of working in a similar role
  • Worked with other departments and be able to build relationships both internally and externally
  • Possess excellent attention to detail
  • GCSE or equivalent in maths and English
  • Ideally experience of Sage Accounts software and Sage Manufacturing software preferred


  • Holidays – 31 days which includes Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to join a growing business



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