Assistant Accountant

A market leading pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor is seeking an Assistant Accountant to support the Financial Controller in the daily duties of the Finance Department.

This role is 100%/5 days a week onsite at their central Brighton office and is paying circa £35,000 plus good benefits.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly management accounts, and year end accounts.
  • Working with the Purchase Ledger Manager to provide a first draft of the overheads numbers in the P&L,
  • Balance sheet reconciliations, including the bank accounts and balance sheet accounts,
  • Maintenance of prepayments and accruals as required,
  • Analysis of cost centres to ensure correct costings
  • Debtor ledger maintenance including transactions, account set ups and credit control,
  • Updating the fixed asset and capitalising asset according to capex policy,
  • Maintaining petty cash and reconciling on monthly basis and Credit card expense reconciliation,
  • Maintenance of the cash flow forecast for review by the Head of Finance,
  • Maintain effective communication with customers and suppliers,
  • Providing cover for the Purchase Ledger Manager to include: -
    • Managing the inputting of purchase invoices and credit notes using the Sage 200 system,
    • Aged creditor review on regular interval and reviewing terms with procurement team,
    • Maintaining supplier master report and updating with procurement team.
  • Supporting Financial Controller, Head of Finance and CFO in any other tasks requested,


Essential Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, thoroughness, and mathematical abilities.
  • IT literate MS Office
  • Previous experience in a central finance role (essential)
  • Sage experience (not essential)
Contact Name:
Will Cusack