Accounts Assistant


Job Details


UK Immingham Avanti Gas

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£30k + company benefits

Closing Date

20/12/2020 12:00

Role Overview

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our team in Immingham on our Avanti contract. Reporting to the contract accountant this role will require to work in the finance team and manage all day to day responsibilities.

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do, and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

How will you contribute?

  • Responsible to the weekly accounts preparation with the ability to explain cost variances with meaningful commentary to support decision making.
  • Support contract accountant with annual Budgets and Forecasts process.
  • Ownership of Balance Sheet areas ensuring thorough reconciliation and supporting schedules are available each period.
  • Responsibility for areas of purchasing including PO requisitions and receipting.
  • Report and monitor key performance indicators.
  • Responsible to month end reconciliation processing ensuring tight deadlines are met.
  • Prepare weekly payroll ledger postings and carry out weekly / period payroll reconciliations. 
  • Ensure accurate journal postings to the ledgers.
  • Support operational managers in understanding key cost drivers
  • Working with the contract accountant in developing reporting models for P&L’s, Stats and KPI’s
  • Work with Credit control to ensure invoicing and debt collection is accurate and timely.
  • Drive accurate and timely dataflow from the operation.
  • Carrying out ad hoc analysis as required by the contract.

What will you bring?


  • Ability to work under his/her own initiative as well as part of the team
  • The successful candidate will have positive personality with a can-do attitude, a questioning mind who is happy to challenge back when reviewing costs to find the right answer
  • Studying towards ACCA or CIMA qualification
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work accurately under pressure, plus flexible to the needs of the business during key reporting periods
  • Demonstrate and possess an excellent and diverse range of Microsoft office skills
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work accurately under pressure, plus flexible to the needs of the business during key reporting periods
  • Has worked previously in finance/accounting.


  • Experience in logistic or a manufacturing background in a fast-paced environment
  • Has produced or has assisted to produce weekly accounts
  • Has previously worked in a similar role in accountancy/ finance
  • Confident on excel (basics of VLOOKUP's, Pivot tables, SUMIFS)

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; 25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme, employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + much more

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we also provide significant opportunities for career development and progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Apply Now!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result, you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch if we need you.

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