Assistant Accountant - Lowestoft, Suffolk,

Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
14 Sep 2022
Work Type
Full Time
£28000-£35000 plus benefits

A manufacturing business based in Lowestoft is looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their team. Reporting into the Financial Controller the role will be involved in all day to day finance activities, ledgers, processes, controls and month end. In addition, the role is to provide a good solid reporting and financial management source for all projects works via a pro-active hands-on approach. The role requires a solid understanding of accounting in a projects environment and requires professionalism, accuracy, and dynamic management of the process.


  • Death in service x 2
  • Standard pension
  • Healthshield cash back health plan
  • Perks (like perk box) discounts
  • Birthday day off
  • Cycle scheme
  • Electric car scheme
  • Hybrid working (2/3 in office) once fully up to speed and line manager confident in ability and pace of work. First month or two full time in office to facilitate training.

  • Support the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and budgets, and financial forecasts
  • Daily update of Projects tracker document
  • Project costs tracking, month end project revenue recognition, project cost accruals
  • Provision of Projects reporting and information to FC/MD as required
  • Reconcile order intake system (Podio) to projects tracker
  • Review of Monthly Project P&Ls with analysis versus budget or forecast
  • Complete month end journals and nominal account reconciliations.
  • Complete and assist with completion of Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Perform reconciliations of Asset Registers, Purchase, Stock, Nominal ledgers
  • Ensuring consistent and efficient accounting processes and internal controls are in place 
  • Cover and assistance on Purchase Ledger and Purchase Order processing
  • Assist with external audit, liaising with group and to ensure smooth audit of annual financial statements

Working towards full qualification (part qualified or AAT level) with 3 – 5 years’ experience within accounts OR 5+ year plus broad-spectrum experience in accounting role plus

3 years’ experience in:

  • General accounts (SAGE system is used)
  • P&L
  • Strong background in management accounting and controls.
  • Problem solving and solution experience
  • Fast paced Initiative and proactive
  • Positive approach and work ethic
  • Flexible approach to work Ideal Requirement: plus
  • VAT experience would be a bonus
  • Experience of project accounting would be an advantage but not essential
  • Experience of a multi-currency environment would be an advantage but not essential
  • Working knowledge of IFRS15 would be an advantage but not essential
  • Good systems ability and process improvement mind-set

   This Vacancy
Ref: 2492
Role: Assistant Accountant
Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk,