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Assistant Accountant

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Accounting & Finance
02 Sep 2022
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About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure are currently looking to recruit a Assistant Accountant to work on our Hampshire Highways contract in Winchester.

As a/the Assistant Accountant you will be part of our Finance team who are responsible for the entire range of finance activities required to ensure the smooth running of our Hampshire contract from supplier payments to payroll input to forecasting and continuous improvement.

The Milestone Hampshire Highways contract works with its client Hampshire County Council to deliver an exceptional service in maintaining and improving the county's road network with our aim being safer, greener highways that make Hampshire a great place to live, work and do business.  

As the Assistant Accountant your duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Cost Allocations to a job level in Causeway Project Accounting
  • Variance Analysis of Standard Costing compared to Actual Costing for Plant, Material, Labour and Fleet.
  • Stock Control · Analysing Stock for ageing, stock turnover and accuracy of stock counts
  • Weekly Commercial CVR Reconciliations.
  • Analysing actual costs and preparing reports.
  • Analysing Overhead costs
  • Preparation Weekly / Monthly Cost transfer journals 
  • Reconciling the Balance sheet accounts
  • Working with and covering for the Accountant
  • General cost and financial duties
Skills & Knowledge Requirements:
  • Applicants must have valid Right to Work in the UK
  • Part Qualified in accounting , finance, or a related field
  • Proven work experience as a Cost Accountant or similar role
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and accounting software
  • In depth understanding of business bookkeeping procedures
  • Solid knowledge of UK accounting regulations
  • Excellent maths & computational skills
  • Good English & report writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good time management

 What’s in it for you?

  • 28 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Option to purchase up to 5 additional days leave
  • Sponsorship for completion of accountancy study
  • Contributory Pension Scheme with up to 9% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to numerous discounts via MyStaff app

About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview; whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.