Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4SQ, UK +44 (0)1525 382 135


Job title: Assistant Accountant
Reports to: Acting Finance Manager
Based at: Head Office, Leighton Buzzard
Salary: £28-£34k dependant on experience

About Roadgrip

The Company undertakes a variety of specialist contracting activities in the UK and abroad including:

  • Line Marking/Airfield markings
  • Surface coatings, waterproofing primarily in the retail and car park sectors
  • Joint-sealing, saw cutting
  • Concrete and asphalt repairs and specialist concrete surface protection systems
  • Grooving
  • Paint removal using hydro blasting and shot blasting
  • Runway Rubber removal
  • Formula1 line marking
  • Asphalt preservation

With approximately 43 employees and experiencing sustained growth the Assistant Accountant will provide Management reporting to the business, supporting the Acting Finance Manager and assisting the purchase Ledger Function. They will have a “can do” attitude with the ability to get stuck in when required.


Key Objectives for Role

  • To produce accurate and timely management accounts and other reports to the business
  • To be part of a finance team that delivers all targets and deadlines
  • To assist with the purchase ledger function
  • To gain a working knowledge and understanding of the business and how it operates, incorporating the knowledge into all tasks required in the Assistant Accountant Role.


Principal Responsibilities & Accountabilities

With guidance and support from the Head of Finance and other Managers and Directors within the Business:

  • Preparation of Management Accounts
  • Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Job Costing Analysis
  • VAT Return
  • CIS Return
  • Administration and management of Overseas subsidiaries accounts
  • Overseeing the Purchase Ledger and assisting when required
  • Cash Forecasting
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation
  • Adhoc Payments to Suppliers
  • Assist with answering telephone calls during the day as needed
  • To undertake any other ad-hoc duties as requested by the Head of Finance and the Company to provide support to the Business

Qualifications required:

  • Part Qualified CIMA, ACCA
  • AAT Technician Level 4

 Skills & Experience

  • Good attention to detail
  • Mature in outlook
  • Discrete
  • Organised and able to prioritise tasks
  • Comfortable in dealing with figures and numbers
  • Confident with good communication skills and a professional telephone manner
  • Ability to demonstrate a practical approach when faced with problems or challenges
  • Must be committed and willing to learn
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Must be experienced and competent with Microsoft packages, in particular Word and Excel. Excel must be to an intermediate level (V-Lookup, SUMIF, SUMIFS and Pivot Tables)
  • Sage 50 Accounts experience required
  • Knowledge and experience with VAT and VAT Returns
  • Excellent timekeeping, reliable and trustworthy
  • Team player

This role is initially offered on a 9-month basis as cover for maternity leave. This will potentially extend to 12 months.



Application DEADLINE: 19TH NOVEMBER 2021