Assistant Accountant

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Accountant to report into and support our Financial Accounting team. You will be commercially astute and analytical, but mostly you will be eager and willing to learn and keen to join a business that will help develop your skills and grow your career in Finance.

SALARY: £25,000 - £30,000

BENEFITS: Pension, 22 days holiday

LOCATION: High Wycombe

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: High Wycombe, Oxford, Aylesbury, Reading, Watford


* Enjoy investigating variances
* Enjoy being the “face of finance”
* Take pride in your work and enjoy resolving discrepancies
* Have experience preparing reports and accruals
* Have a professional, analytical approach to work


Part of an overall finance team of 12, you will be the primary finance contact for all store related matters; you will be the “face of finance” for a vast number of retail stores. Being able to build professional relationships with people all over the country will be a vital component to success in this role.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES - Assistant Accountant

* Responsibility for the Sales Audit
* Investigating and accepting all store sales variances
* Period end accounting for prepayments, telephone accruals, insurance payment releases and associated balance sheet reconciliations
* Primary responsibility for processing bank payments/raising manual cheques

REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for the Assistant Accountant role:

* You will have (or be working towards) a finance qualification
* You will presently be working in a finance role
* You will have strong excel skills
* You will ideally have experience with Oracle software


Provide you with support and guidance to allow you to progress your career and improve your industry knowledge, whilst earning an excellent salary package.


Whilst our brand was only recently established we are a part of a business with other well-known UK retailers under its umbrella. Having acquired one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest FMCG consumer retailers we have a presence in over 90 UK locations and employ 1700 talented individuals. If you haven’t been in one of our stores you will have most certainly used our products.

It is highly likely that you would have undertaken one of the following roles: Finance Manager, Finance Assistant, Accounts Controller, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Assistant, Payroll Administrator, Finance Administrator, Accounts Administrator or Management Accountant.
Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Michael Thorpe quoting Assistant Accountant reference MT1801-35 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683313 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.