Plasser UK, Assistant Accountant

Plasser UK
Ealing, London (Greater)
Competitive DOE
08 Jan 2020
07 Feb 2020
Qualification Level
Fully qualified, Not qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent


Plasser UK is a railroad manufacture company based out of West Ealing, London. Our aim is to work together with our customers as partners to achieve the highest levels of performance from their machines. We do not consider ourselves only as suppliers, but as committed problem-solvers, with every member of staff doing their part. This involves close cooperation with the design engineers and the research and development departments at Plasser & Theurer. Our many years of practical experience go directly into the development of new solutions, to the benefit of our customers.

Plasser UK Ltd. employ fully trained technicians who meet the most stringent industry requirements. We pride ourselves in a broad skill base, ensuring that there is always a specialist available for all machine categories.

To achieve our high standards, we need people like you to create a world-class workforce to continue the vision and innovation that have driven this company since its establishment.


To assist the Financial Controller with in-month, month-end, and year-end duties relating to the management and running of a small Accounts department on an accurate and timely manner.


To work as part of a small Accounts team to perform and/or ensure timely completion and delivery of the following:-

In-month Tasks:

  • VAT Returns
  • To prepare, reconcile and submit UK VAT Returns quarterly
  • To prepare, reconcile and submit Eire VAT Returns bi-monthly
  • EC Sales
  • To prepare, reconcile and submit all EC Sales Returns monthly
  • Intrastat and Government Surveys
  • To prepare, reconcile and submit all Intrastat and Government Surveys monthly or as required
  • Purchase ledger
  • To regularly review purchase ledger/vendor accounts and follow up on queries to ensure that the ledgers are maintained in a tidy manner
  • Credit Control and Debt Management
  • To own and be responsible for all the credit control and debt management processes and documents
  • To regularly review sales ledger/customer accounts and assist the Credit Controller with any major credit control issues which needs to be dealt with at a more senior level
  • To annually review customers’ credit limit
  • General Ledger
  • To continuously review the General Ledger and ensure that errors or mis-postings are corrected using nominal journals or as appropriate

Month-end Tasks:

  • To carry out month-end closure routine
  • To prepare and update prepayment and accruals schedules
  • To prepare and update fixed assets schedules
  • To run month-end stock and Work-In-Progress routines and reconciliation
  • To raise and post all monthly and adjusting journals
  • To reconcile or assist in the reconciliation of petty cash and bank accounts
  • To carry out all balance sheet and control account reconciliations
  • To prepare and produce monthly management accounts for review with Financial Controller

Year-end Tasks:

  • To assist with the preparation of the company’s statutory accounts
  • To assist with the preparation of all supporting working papers and schedules fully reconciled for audit purposes
  • To assist with the analysis and schedules for Corporation Tax purposes
  • Generally, to support the Financial Controller with preparing the audit file


  • To provide adhoc analysis as and when required including Job Performance reporting and review
  • To provide cover and holiday/sick cover for colleagues
  • Any other adhoc duties as required


1. Academic/Technical Qualifications:


  • Part qualified ACCA (or equivalent)

2. Specialist/Technical Knowledge, Skills or Aptitude:


· Management and statutory accounts knowledge

· Up-date knowledge of UK FRS


  • Knowledge of payroll
  • Knowledge of Corporation Tax
  • Eire VAT knowledge

3. Experience (type, level, extent, etc):


· At least five years accounting experience

· Experience of sales ledger, purchase ledger, and bank reconciliation

· Management and statutory accounts preparation experience

· Proficient in MS Excel

· Analytical skills/experience

· Hands-on


· Experience working with multi-currencies

· Experience of MS Navision

· Good IT skills

· Experience of working with forecasts/budgets

· Experience of working with Work-In-Progress

· Dealing with the company’s auditors

4. Personal Qualities


· Ability to integrate and thrive within current small Accounts team

· Accurate and has an eye for detail

· Ability to work under pressure

· Self-motivated with ability to prioritise

· Flexible


· Good time management

· Sense of humour

This role also includes a generous group personal pension after qualifying period