Assistant Accountant, Jobs, 30741
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Assistant Accountant

  • Salary: Competitive plus benefits
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Kilmarnock
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About the role

We’re looking for an efficient and experienced Assistant Accountant for our Kimarnock Ford branch. .


Full-time, Monday–Friday, 8.30am–5pm

About the role

As an Assistant Accountant at Arnold Clark, you’ll be working in a busy, fast moving accounts department, responsible for the supervision of daily processing functions, such as cash, bank, purchase ledger and sales ledger.

Reporting to the Branch Accountant, you will assist them with balance sheet reconciliations, VAT, accounts analysis and monthly management accounts preparation. Extensive experience of working within an accounts department is preferred, as well as strong organisational and communication skills and attention to detail.

Day-to-day duties

  • Supervision of cash and bank posting, purchase ledger and sales ledger functions.
  • Monthly credit control meeting with department management.
  • Balance sheet control and reconciliation.
  • Weekly vehicle profit reviews.
  • Monthly vehicle stock checks.
  • Assisting with monthly management accounts preparation.
  • Carrying out monthly VAT checks.

Essential skills

  • Previous experience across the full range of daily accounts processes.
  • Great communication skills.
  • High levels of organisation and accuracy
  • A polite telephone manner and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good Excel skills.
  • Ability to be proactive and motivated.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • You must be a team player who works well meeting daily demands.

You’ll get plenty of training, but we are looking for candidates with a thirst for knowledge and an ability to learn. We’d expect you to be a great team player.

If you make the cut, you’ll benefit from excellent working conditions, extensive training, sick pay cover, maternity & paternity packages, enhanced holiday package, life assurance and private health care – making our package one of the best in the industry.

Arnold Clark is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to create an environment where collaboration, unique perspectives and multiple approaches are celebrated. We care about our employees and our communities, we nurture talent and encourage ambition, and we are passionate about people who take pride in their work. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do – diverse in our make-up, united in our goals.

To find out more about Life at Arnold Clark, visit our website.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

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Discount on new and used vehicles

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Contributory pension scheme

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Private medical insurance

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Life assurance