We’re hiring – Assistant Accountant

Mar 4th 2020
We’re hiring – Assistant Accountant

04th March 2020

As the company project portfolio continues to grow, CatSci now requires an addition to their finance team to support a dynamic workforce in their world-class facility. Recently shortlisted for the Cardiff Business Awards Employer of the Year, CatSci is a great place to work.

Location: Cardiff, UK

Contract: Permanent, 0.6 FTE to full time, flexible working, to start immediately

Compensation: £18k – £25k, including 25 days annual leave (pro rata) and company benefits

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

This position will be part of our small finance team and will report directly to a senior member of the team. Tasks may include:

  • Data entry for all aspects of the company’s books
  • Management of receivables and payables including sales invoicing
  • Bank statement transaction processing
  • Processing of employee credit card and out of pocket expense claims
  • Assisting with monthly accounts preparation
  • Payroll administration
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Following internal controls, KPIs and processes ensuring best practice
  • General administration and ad-hoc reporting

Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • AAT, ACCA or CIMA qualification or part qualification. Candidates studying or qualified by appropriate experience will be considered
  • Experience of a scientific or engineering service industry
  • Sage 50 Accounts experience
  • Knowledge of UK VAT and payroll
  • Experience of working with foreign currency transactions would be advantageous

Person Specification

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with a clear focus on delivering objectives
  • Able to prioritise and work independently
  • Able to work with integrity and to maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Willing to learn; keen for challenging new experiences and to grow within the business
  • Excellent attention to detail and levels of accuracy
  • Thorough and methodical; motivated to see tasks through to their end
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills which foster collaborative team-working


To Apply for this Position

Please send a CV to sara.zakaria@catsci.com with a covering letter outlining why you believe you are qualified for this interesting and important role.

Applications will only be considered if received by e-mail.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 15th March 2020


© CatSci Ltd, 2020

Sara Zakaria