Assistant Accountant

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Mount Charles


T: 028 9032 0070


Assistant Accountant
Mount Charles Head Office

The Mount Charles Group is seeking a Assistant Accountant to join our Finance Team in Head Office based on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.

The successful candidate will benefit from working in a modern office building based in the centre of Belfast. The core hours of work will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with Flexi time benefits. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop professionally whilst adding value to a highly motivated and results driven team. 

What you'll do in this role
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Assistant Accountant will have a key role within the Finance department. This role is pivotable in the production of management accounts for a group of companies, preparation of variance analysis whilst working as part of the wider finance team.

What will make you perfect for the job?
You will have a minimum of 3 years experience within this field, have strong numerical skills, have a strong competence using Microsoft Office and have excellent time management to meet tight deadlines. You will be organised, a people person and have a passion for the role that you do.

Key duties and responsibilities will include but are not restricted to;
Assisting with the preparation of weekly, monthly and annual management accounts for each business in a timely and accurate manner
Preparation of variance analysis
Reconciliation of Balance Sheet Accounts
Maintenance & continuous development, enhancement and documentation of company procedures & internal controls
Maintenance of sales/purchase ledger
Liaising with various internal and external stakeholders
Compliance on legal/regulatory compliance/returns in the UK & ROI. E.g. VAT returns, government surveys, company filing
Providing support with yearly audit
Other AD Hoc assignments as required

The ideal Candidate will have:
Experience working in a similar environment 3 years  
IATI or Part qualified accountant
Strong numerical skills with a focus on accuracy and excellent attention to detail
Strong time-management skills to meet tight deadlines
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Advanced MS Excel skills
ERP experience desirable
Previous experience in a similar role within a FMCG environment is desirable

Rate of pay: Negotiable depending on experience.

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, to suit the needs of the business.  

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time post within the largest independently owned catering organisation in Ireland and one of Deloittes best managed companies.

Applicants should note that based on the response, the Company may increase shortlisting criteria.

The Mount Charles Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


  • Permanent
  • Head Office
  • Closing date: Friday 30 Jul 2021
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