Assistant Accountant


Job Details


UK Trentham Screwfix - 11496

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


up to £26,000

Closing Date

29/06/2021 23:00

About the role...

We have an excellent opportunity to recruit a full-time Assistant Accountant reporting into the Site Accountant at our Distribution Centre at Trentham Lakes, Stoke on Trent.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of the finance team on a fixed term 12 month basis.

What you'll be doing...

  • Produce and develop operational reports for the Customer
  • Produce site statistics, ratios and monitor KPIs
  • Analyse operational and financial data in order to explain trends and justify expenditure levels
  • Develop new reports to aide management as required
  • Support Projects and other capital expenditure
  • Assist in the preparation of Budgets and Forecasts
  • Maintain resource database integrity
  • Time and Attendance, payroll data integrity and reporting
  • Collation and analysis of the site’s weekly labour utilisation by activity
  • Management of Finance Clerks and Receptionist
  • Cover for Finance Clerk duties, production of weekly accounts and statistics, payroll admin, balance sheet reconciliation and production of period end reports for both Screwfix and Wincanton. General team and events support.

About you...

  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to deadlines
  • Experience with Oracle systems and Time & Attendance systems essential
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills necessary including creating complex formulae essential
  • Competent, conscientious, self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible
  • Must be part qualified CIMA/ACCA with aim to complete studies
  • Supervisory experience essential
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access an advantage
  • Knowledge of Kronos Time &Attendance system an advantage

About us...

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

That’s not all..

Wincanton is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. 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.”


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


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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