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Assistant Accountant (Maternity Cover), Northamptonshire

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Assistant Accountant  

Department: Finance

Location: Based at Highgate House in Creaton, Northamptonshire

Duration: Part time, 3 days a week (10 month fixed maternity cover)

Supported By: Finance Director

Closing Date: Friday 25th May (We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than advertised if sufficient applications are received)


Who We’re Looking For

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant to join our team at Sundial Group in Northamptonshire for a fixed term placement in order to cover maternity leave.  Our ideal candidate will be motivated, well-organised, have a good attention to detail and be able to quickly adapt to the role.

What We Can Offer You

  • 20 days holiday pro rata (plus bank holidays) and an extra day to be used on or around your birthday
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Personal Pension Scheme
  • Staff discounts for dining and B&B
  • Quarterly bonus scheme

What You’ll Be Doing

As our Assistant Accountant, you will be responsible for variety of finance related tasks that help to ensure the smooth running of the finance function. You will also be involved in analysing the performance of Sundial Group’s businesses.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist in the production of Monthly Management Accounts across the 4 Sundial businesses
  • Produce weekly and monthly revenue reports and distribute to company wide sales team and management
  • Raise inter-company head office recharges across the Sundial businesses which includes head office managed company schemes such as health plan
  • Liaise with Accounts Assistants within the Sundial businesses to reconcile inter-company recharges and payments
  • Process credit card statements on Sage, liaising with directors to ensure that the relevant receipts are recorded with the statements
  • Process a relatively small amount of sales and purchases invoices on Sage
  • Reconcile the head office bank account
  • Liaise with external payroll bureau and set up monthly payroll bacs runs
  • Produce payroll accruals and make PAYE payments to HMRC
  • Produce quarterly VAT returns using Sage and make the relevant submissions and payments to HMRC
  • Manage and maintain the Head Office HR tasks ensuring that files are kept up to date
  • Ad hoc tasks as required by the Finance Director or other Directors

Skills & Qualifications

  • AAT qualified, part qualified CIMA/ACCA or qualified by experience
  • Good knowledge of Sage 50
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Basic payroll experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Basic knowledge of HR is desirable
  • Good communication skills

About Sundial Group 

Sundial is an award-winning events group with a venue finding agency, a team building company and two of its own business hotels, Highgate House in Northamptonshire and Woodside in Warwickshire. This role is based in the grounds of Highgate House in Creaton, just 7 miles from Northampton. 

We’re proud to be one of the leading family run businesses in the events industry, dedicated to providing great services, facilities and environments for our customers. When you join us, you’ll automatically become part of our extended family. Regardless of where you work, you’re a vital part of our customers’ experience and influential in our success.

Terms and Conditions

  • Work 3 days a week (flexible hours available between Monday – Friday) 22.5 hours per week (excluding meal breaks) in line with the needs of the busines
  • Visits to other Sundial Group venues, may be required including possible overnight stays

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