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Assistant Accountant

Reference: 20649


Belfast, County Antrim


£27000 - £29000

Job Type


Date Posted

22 August, 2023

Assistant Accountant

Abacus Careers are delighted to be joining forces with one of our most prestigious clients, a global financial services firm seeking to grow their finance team supporting the UK and USA, we are seeking to hear from Assistant Accountants/Accounting Technicians who are seeking a new challenge in the in career.

This company offer flexible working and value their employees, get in touch today for more details!

*This role can be fully remote but you MUST reside in N.Ireland and be available to travel to Belfast for meetings etc*

Salary £28-32k + 10-20% Bonus

What’s on Offer?

  • Hybrid working
  • City Centre based beautiful modern office space
  • 35 days holidays (inc Stats)
  • Study Support (optional)
  • Bonus
  • 10% Pension
  • Full training, learning from some of the top accountancy professionals in the business


  • Adhering to the month end close timetable. Assist with the month end close of the balance sheet and income statement
  • Supporting the wider UK finance team functions including Legal Entity Control, Product Control, Regulatory Reporting and Tax
  • Preparing and loading journal entries into the Workday ERP system for review
  • Assist in the production of balance sheet reconciliations, supporting schedules and investigating variances
  • Support the preparation of monthly business performance reporting to management including income statement, balance sheet and commentary
  • Provide general accounting support to all levels of staff and management
  • Assisting with audit requests including preparation of reconciliations, organising documents, and responding to enquiries
  • Maintain strong internal controls and keep process documentation up to date
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and assist with projects as required

What we are looking for?

  • Bachelors Degree in accounting and finance (Preferred but not essential)
  • 2+ years’ experience within a finance team/department or accountancy practice.
  • Part qualified and/or training towards a recognised accounting qualification.
  • Good numerical ability with an attention to detail
  • Able to organise and prioritise work to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage a busy and varied workload
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry would be an advantage

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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