Assistant Accountant

To be responsible for providing accounting and analytical information to Finance & other areas of the business.
About the role

To ensure month end accounts routines are completed to tight deadlines and balance sheet accounts are reconciled. Will normally be working towards an accounting qualification.


The role is part of a busy finance team working in an environment where everyone can contribute to the development of the department.

The role demands excellent customer service skills to support internal and external customers.

The business has grown significantly and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

A flexible approach is important. Candidates must have the ability to work under pressure and to agreed service levels.

Colleagues internal

Responsible for reporting and analysis of various contribution, terminations (Profit on disposal), incentive and overhead lines in the P&L, which may include:

  • Contribution on Contracts
  • Management Fees
  • Termination profits on disposal (capital and maintenance)
  • Insurance income
  • Rebates and Incentives
  • Other income
  • Overheads

Completion of related balance sheet reconciliations. This may include a number of complex control account reconciliations e.g. Securitised Debtors, Securitised Creditors, Advance Lender Rentals, Advance Rentals, Salary Sacrifice Premiums and Commissions, Rescheduled vehicles, Fixed Assets, Prepayments.

Business Partnering with Senior Managers (eg Commercial Director, Remarketing Manager) to analyse variances to budget and provide insight into financial performance.

Proactively review current procedures and implement improvements.

Take ownership of ad hoc issues which may arise and obtain suitable resolution.

To remain flexible and to be able to support the line manager, other team members & wider Finance colleagues in ad hoc activities.

Coordinate and perform testing for system upgrades and new functionality.

This role will rotate around the Management Accounts and Funding teams within Finance to ensure a good breadth of experience is attained.

Person specification
Excellent numeracy and verbal skills
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Microsoft Office skills including Excel
Excellent attention to detail/expert at detail analysis
Understanding of client service levels
Financial & Management accounting experience
Understanding of requirements of internal and external stakeholders e.g. auditors, directors
Great communicator
Previous experience liaising with internal and external stakeholders
Previous experience liaising with internal and external stakeholders
Strong team player
Ability to work well in a team
Flexible to work outside core hours
Confident with excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to self motivate and work under pressure
Organised with the ability to prioritise
Professional Approach
Proactively review current procedures and implement improvements
Image of the Zenith office building.

Ready to get started?

If you think you have what we’re looking for and would like to apply for one of our current opportunities, please click the button to send us an email.

Can’t see a vacancy that’s right for you? Click the button and let us know what type of role you are interested in. We regularly update our current opportunities and will be in touch if we find a fit for you.