Accounts Assistant

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1430014

 Job Description

Our JP Corry head office in Belfast (Springfield Rd.) are looking for a dedicated Accounts Assistance to support our Finance functions within the organisation - read on for more details.

Accounts Assistant – JP Corry: Builders’ Merchants

Based: Head Office, Springfield Road, Belfast

JP Corry is the leading Builders Merchants in Northern Ireland, renowned for providing excellent quality and service in the supply of building materials and timber based products. We provide excellent career prospects in a challenging and rewarding environment by hiring the right people for the job, providing the right tools and training.

About this role:

As an Accounts Assistant, you will play a key role within the finance function of the organization, ensuring that the financial records of the business are accurate and assurance can be gained over them.You will play a key role in providing support within the finance team and, as you develop, you will become an increasingly important asset by providing cross-functional support throughout the business.

Duties to include:

  • Providing support for the financial reporting and management accounting processes within the business (Of particular importance is providing support at month end close off).
  • Monthly tasks include (but not limited to): posting of expenses, cost of sales analysis, downloading/distributing reports, matching purchase orders to invoices, net debt reporting, margin support, aged debtor template, rebate posting and loan statement.
  • Production of the Management Accounts pack and distributing to the relevant personnel within the business.
  • Bi-Weekly production of the ‘Daily Invoicing’ sales and margin report for the business.
  • Involvement in the completion of bank reconciliations and resolution of queries when required.
  • Playing a key role in managing the relationship with our National Payment Centre, liasing with the NPC and our own branch network for the resolution of queries.
  • Dealing with daybook queries and monitoring our query KPI report.
  • Responsible for raising and tracking ad hoc payments to stakeholders.
  • Offering support to both the Management and Financial Accountant to assist with cost of sales analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, making postings to the nominal ledger.
  • Undertaking any other administrative duty deemed necessary for the success of the business.

Suitable applicants will ideally:

Align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit and we’re supportive of and work closely with our customers. If this sounds like you and this could be the role for you, you will need to have:

  • Strong IT skills; Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A methodical mind, with the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Experience of gathering data to produce reports.
  • Ability to work to instructions, but also to problem solve and work on your own.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines as part of a team.
  • Prior experience in a similar role would be advantageous, but not essential.

If you are interested in this opportunity, and feel you have the relevant skills for the role, please apply online today via our SGBD Careers page (// or JP Corry website (

Saint-Gobain encourage and welcome diverse applications AND ARE COMMITTED TO SUCCESS THROUGH OUR DIVERSE COLLEAGUE COMMUNITY. We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of ethnicity, colour, race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, taste in music, fashion sense or any other characteristic that makes you unique. If you have a disability or special need that requires support or adjustments to working or interview arrangements, please let us know.

On occasion we need to close advertisements earlier than expected, we therefore strongly encourage you to make your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

AGENCY? Please note that we have our own recruitment marketing and search functions alongside an already agreed set of agency partners and will not accept any third party CV’s/Applications from anyone unless invited to do so. Saint-Gobain accepts no responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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