Accounts Assistant

Position Details

Job Title                       ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Department                Finance

Location                      Averon House, Alness

Working Hours             Full Time (37.5hrs)

Duration                      Permanent

Holidays                       30 days

Remuneration             Competitive salary relevant to experience.

Probationary Period    3 months from commencement.

Other Benefits              - Supportive work environment

                                      - Death In Service Scheme

                                      - Company pension contribution

                                      - Cycle to Work Scheme


This is a Permanent, full-time position working within our Finance Department. The position is based at our office at Averon House, Alness and will report to the Accounts Manager. The Accounts Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the finance department by handling various accounting tasks, and providing general administrative support.


Principal Job Responsibilities

Principal roles and responsibilities will include:-

  • Daily review of bank statements and posting of transactions to the ledgers.
  • Petty Cash handling and reconciliation.
  • Completing manual cheques for signing.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Posting of Timesheets, Time Allocation sheets and Plant costings.
  • Upkeep of Fixed Asset Register.
  • Calculate Capital and Interest payments for HP agreements and set up repeat postings.
  • Ensure ledgers are reconciled and closed off timeously.
  • Analysis and reallocation of suspense code balance.
  • Analysing any recharges to be posted monthly.
  • Posting any addition/disposal/depreciation costs.
  • Check quarries stocktake sheets and calculate monthly stock movement.
  • Calculate and post all monthly accounts journals.
  • Post monthly costings journals to jobs on Opera.
  • Compile information for and make ONS submissions.
  • Assist the S/L and P/L functions at busy times and provide holiday cover.
  • Calculation and submission of the Aggregates Levy.
  • Provide general assistance to the Company Accountant when required.

The above list is not exhaustive.



The successful applicant will ideally have the following skills, qualities & experience:

  • Have knowledge, experience and understanding of general accounting functions
  • A structured and diligent approach to task management and record keeping
  • Excellent communication skills, with both company clients and other company personnel
  • Ideally, hold or be working towards a recognised accountancy qualification
  • Have an aptitude for multi-tasking and efficiently structure daily tasks
  • Knowledge of Opera accounting package preferred but not essential
  • The ability to assist and co-operate with other personnel
  • The ability to promote a good image of self and the company
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake tasks out with the key job responsibilities
  • Be trustworthy, friendly, timeous and reliable.

If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, please send your CV to




Pat Munro (Alness) Limited. Registered in Scotland (Reg No: SC033294). Registered Office: Caplich Quarry, Alness, Ross-shire IV17 0XU

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