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Assistant/Newly Qualified Accountant

Location: Buntingford, Hertfordshire

We have an opportunity for ambitious, highly motivated Assistant or newly qualified Accountant to join our progressive and growing company.  This is a key vacancy within the finance team; the role will assist the Finance Team with month end closures required for the preparation of monthly reports.  This is a diverse and challenging role for the right candidate with real opportunity for them to put their own mark on the role and drive financial discipline within the operational business entities aligning to the Group’s financial vision.

Job Purpose

The post holder will play a key role supporting the production of weekly revenue & cost reporting and other financial information for the company by managing the transactional activities required for effective financial performance reporting.

The role will report into the FP&A Manager and will work closely with the Head of Finance, and the wider finance, commercial, operational, HR and Payroll teams.

DPI is currently undertaking a transition to a new ERP system, Microsoft Business Central.  The role will be working to align the new system to the Groups financial needs.

Duties & Responsibilities

Transactional management & analysis:

  • Posting of supplier invoices daily, which involves the setting up of new vendors and Purchase Orders in a timely manner
  • Bank reconciliation on a daily basis to ensure that Payables and Receivables Ageing Reports are always up to date
  • Monitoring of payments to avoid late payments to suppliers, which also includes early notice to management for potential late payments
  • Support external vendor with VAT Return Filings and Corporate Income Tax Assessments
  • Foreign Exchange Rate input and management of the Foreign Exchange Rate process in Microsoft Business Central/Eque2.

Profit & Loss forecasting & reporting:

  • Preparation of cost & revenue accruals
  • Validation of allocated jobs and Dimensions in the P&L
  • Journal preparation and Journal Entries posting, including postings of payroll and intercompany invoices
  • Reconciliation/matching of entries.

Supporting the Finance Team:

  • Assisting with the reporting of monthly detailed cash flow process including detailed working capital analysis and cashflow forecasts on a regular basis
  • Closing of VAT entries in accordance with VAT returns submitted
  • Supporting the preparation of the company’s statutory accounts and support the year end external audit process.

Process improvement:

  • Leveraging and supporting the recently implemented ERP system to realise financial benefits for the business which will include process improvements to resolve various transactional issues.

Skills and Behaviours

You’ll be  AAT, ACCCA, CIMA qualified or studying towards your accreditation.  Alternatively, you may have built your career totally on your prior experience. Most importantly, you will have developed a career background in accountancy, and have valuable experience with at least 1-3 years’ experience.  You will also possess the key skills below.

  • Minimum 1 years transactional finance experience
  • Track record of working successfully in providing financial support to both financial non financial functions.
  • Excellent at data manipulation and Excel skills.
  • Attention to detail, take pride in the quality and accuracy of their work.
  • Diligent and hard working.
  • Confident working under pressure.
  • Positive, can-do, no blame attitude

Additional Skills/Experience that would be highly regarded

  • Experience in Microsoft Business Central(Microsift Dynamics), or Navision.
  • Jet2 Reporting
  • Experience of designing and implementing new reporting / management information in an efficient manner
  • Experience dealing with German Statutory accounts
  • A European language

Hours of work

40 hours per week

Core working hours 8.00am to 5.00pm.


£30,000-£35,000 depending on experience.

To Apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to For further information please contact Naveen Notiar on 0800 6891318.

Additional Information

  • Statutory Pension
  • Statutory Sick Pay

About Datalec Precision Installations (DPI)

Data Precision Installations (DPI) is a growing dynamic Data Centre Installation Company that delivers high quality and cost-effective design, supply and installation.  We are renowned throughout the industry for ‘Can do, above and beyond’ approach, with attention to detail that makes us successfully in implementing the biggest data suite installations Across UK EMEA. The business approach is project delivery that scopes for complexity installations.  We as a Company prides itself on providing the high quality, consistency standards of workmanship in everything we do.

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