Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant 

Aeronautical & General Instruments Limited (AGI) is a British company, which manufactures a wide range of instruments and systems for the defence and civil markets worldwide. Being an established business for over 100 years, we pride ourselves on being a great place to work, promoting equal opportunities, inclusion and engagement at every level.

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant to join our busy and friendly Finance team. You will work closely with the Management Accountant, performing reconciliations and producing reports necessary for the Monthly Management Accounts.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Monthly journal voucher creation and posting. Examples: Accruals & Prepayments, sales commissions, fixed asset purchase, intercompany balances, direct labour recovery, VAT

  • Run month end updates and reports as required for the monthly management accounts. This will include reports taken directly from Swan & Sage & also ODBC extracts to Excel

  • Fixed Asset Register. Extracting copy invoices for asset purchases, creating journals as appropriate and updating the Fixed Asset Register

  • Reconciliations. For example: accruals & prepayments, commissions payable, order intake

  • Completing contracts. Checking contracts for completion and closing where appropriate

  • Preparation of Government returns. Calculating information for statistical and other government returns including VAT, EC Sales lists and Intrastat.

Knowledge Required

  • Basic level of accounting and bookkeeping knowledge
  • Familiarity with Excel spreadsheets including use of all basic functions
  • Good working knowledge of Outlook and email communications
  • Use of accounting software packages

If you are able to work to deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail and a passion for accounting, we would love to hear from you. 

The ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively at all levels and project a confident and professional manner.

We believe that our employees make us successful and we are always looking for driven people who love the challenge and will support us in our continual business development and growth.

We offer competitive packages to our employees and always aim to promote personal and professional development at all levels.

So, if you like the sound of striving for success and are committed to continuous improvement, click apply!