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Business Accountant

Job Title: Business Accountant
Contract Type: Interim/Contract
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 1/2/2017
Duration: 12 months
REF: ABJ16493
Contact Name: Richard Davies
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 6 years ago

Job Description

Our client is offering an exciting fixed term opportunity, for twelve months, for a keen individual with a passion for becoming part of a large, dynamic finance team, based in Northampton. As a Business Accountant, you will provide valuable support to the leading stakeholders of the company to monitor its results and to achieve its strategy for growth.

The company is part way through an ambitious project that will revolutionise the current accounting system and create a transformational change to the business through finance. The role will provide support to the Senior Management Accountant during the project through the accurate review and reconciliation of control accounts, preparation of periodic management accounts and data cleansing. You will have a proven record of problem solving and systems improvement with excellent Excel and communication skills.


  • Review and preparation of monthly and quarterly departmental balance sheet reconciliations files to be reviewed by the Senior Management Accountant
  • Driving improvements through the quality of work that is produced by the team
  • Review accruals and prepayments schedules provided by business analysts and probe to understand and challenge provisions
  • Assist with reviewing the balance sheet accounts and suggesting improvements to current practices
  • Review control account reconciliations
  • Resolve queries with our internal clients
  • Improving and developing spreadsheets to improve current processes
  • Review analysis for correct nominal coding and VAT treatment
  • Monitor monthly Finance Timetables to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Ensuring all internal controls including global tasks list are adhered to
  • Updating process notes for all internal controls and Monthly Tasks
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly VAT returns for review
  • Review of commission processes
  • Undertake ad-hoc financial projects as the need arises

You will have:

  • AAT, ACCA, Qualified by experience
  • Previous experience in a similar role with some experience of Management Accounts
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative where required
  • Possess sound accounting knowledge
  • Good track record of process improvements
  • Good understanding of accounts and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel
  • Track record of system improvements

?What's on offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits package
  • Real opportunity for personal development and progression

Interested? Apply today to register your interest or call Richard 01926 290 290 to discuss this opportunity further. You can also visit the Addington Ball website or follow us on twitter @AddingtonBall to see all our current vacancies, news and updates.

Addington Ball is a specialist accounting and finance recruitment consultancy covering the Midlands and Northern Home counties. We are a member of The Employment Agency Movement (TEAM) and are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Job ref - ABJ/16493