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Accounts Assistant

Berkshire   •  £35000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Candidate Brief: Accounts Assistant
This European Company is one of the world?s leading generic pharmaceutical companies with a focus on prescription pharmaceuticals and animal health products.
This company is seeking an experienced, detail oriented and analytical assistant accountant to support the Chief Accountant with the financial management of their rapidly growing UK pharmaceutical business based in Slough.   The role is ideally suited to an ambitious part qualified accountant who is seeking a role in which they can grow and develop within a large and highly successful pharmaceutical company.  While the role on a daily operational basis is highly transactional, there is the scope for this person to develop into the back up for the chief accountant in this rapidly growing UK subsidiary.
Required Educational Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum education: A level, preferably Degree
  • At least 3 years? experience working in a large multinational company accounts department with practical experience of posting in financial systems within both the Sales and Purchase ledger.
  • MS Office competent and intermediate MS Excel skills
  • Professional Qualifications at least one of:

    • Degree in Business and Finance or Accounting
    • Completed Foundation Level 1 in one of ACA, ACCA, CIMA or AAT qualifications

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise own workload

Desired Experience

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) accounting package
  • Document management systems

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Daily Sales Cycle:

  • Raising customer sales invoices in BC
  • Reconciling differences on deliveries and any other sales adjustments
  • Management of distributer consignment stocks
  • Preparing and reconciliation of customer statements
  • Credit control and overdue payment management


  1. Daily Purchase cycle:

  • Management of document management system with respect to:

    • coding and approval of supplier invoices
    • purchase order management and approval
    • contract management

  • Posting supplier invoices in BC
  • Reconciling supplier month end balances


  1. General Accounting: 

  • Monthly employee expenses
  • Management of fixed assets
  • Depreciation, accruals and pre payments
  • HMRC reporting and enquiries
  • Bank reconciliation and cash flow management


  1. Reporting and Audit:

  • Assisting Chief Accountant with reporting requirements
  • Assisting with audit

Employee Package

  • Initially full time office role based in Slough
  • 40 hours per week
  • 25 days holiday of which 10 days are Collective Leave (7 days August / 3 days Xmas)
  • 5 year long service additional 1 day of annual holiday
  • Non-contributory pension 7%
  • Optional Private Health Insurance
  • Income Protection Insurance

  • Agency: Achieva Group Limited
  • Reference: BH-32963
  • Posted: 22nd May 2023
  • Expires: 19th June 2023

Achieva Group Limited

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