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Assistant Accountant Fixed Term (6 Months)

Salary Competitive
Location Loughborough
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This is a Temporary, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Monday - Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm 

(Some flexibility to start between 8:00am – 10:00am, however 7.5 hours required in a day)

Are you looking to work for an award-winning top 100 company in the Leicestershire area?

Would you like to work for a company which helps millions of people worldwide to gain access to quality and affordable healthcare?

If so, here is your chance!

Morningside Pharmaceuticals is a leading manufacturer, wholesaler and exporter of branded and generic medicines and healthcare products worldwide.  We are proud to be a key manufacturer of medicines, supplying to the NHS, retail pharmacy sector and international markets, as well as being the UK’s trusted supplier to Aid Agencies and NGOs. 

The Role 

We are looking to recruit a highly organised and meticulous individual for the role of Assistant Accountant within our Finance department.

What will you be doing:

  • This role reports into the Financial Accountant and includes day-to-day supervision of 2 Accounts Assistants
  • Manage the transactional finance team including allocation of work with deadlines and escalating of issues to finance management.
  • Responsibility for coaching and mentoring of both accounts assistant and ensuring that succession planning, and development of the team is identified and implemented.
  • Ensure the accuracy and reliability of all transactional postings is correct and approvals are in line with Delegation of Authorities.
  • Ensure all payment runs are raised periodically in line with deadlines set out. Review the payment run before submission to Financial Accountant.
  • Assist Senior Finance members in the preparation of monthly management accounts including accruals and payments and preparing balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist the Financial Accountant with the preparation and submission of VAT returns and other statutory requirements in accordance with reporting guidelines
  • Prepare and manage the fixed asset register monthly.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities to drive efficiencies within the department
  • Assist the financial accountant with monthly cost centre budget reviews and preparation of the annual overhead budget.

The Person:

You will have excellent MS Office experience (Excel in particular). Strong written and verbal communication skills. High standards of accuracy and precision. Highly organised and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Adaptable and approachable with a positive can-do attitude. The ideal candidate will have a keen willingness to learn and develop within a finance career, looking to study ACCA/CIMA or have recently started. We are looking for the ideal candidate to start as soon as possible.

 Why Morningside? 

Complementing your salary, we also offer a variety of benefits and services to support your physical and mental well-being which include: 

  • Award-winning Private Healthcare and Medical Cash Back scheme.
  • GP Online service which provides 24 -hour GP consultation and access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Program.
  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x annual salary.
  • Income protection cover.
  • Participation in an excellent Profit Share scheme.
  • Access to our generous matching Pension scheme.
  • 24 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays and ‘Birthday’ Holiday.
  • Learning and Development opportunities.
  • Excellent opportunities for progression. 
  • Fantastic Company events and celebrations throughout the year.
  • Free parking, tea, and coffee

Check out the links below to explore our website and LinkedIn pages where you can find out what our employees say about working for us, see our latest CSR activities, and our other recent events inside and outside of the business:  


We have built a reputation for providing quality licensed pharmaceuticals, through a robust supply chain, with products delivered securely and with short lead times.

Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s product range includes both high-volume and niche generic and branded medicines.

Through our headline brands (e.g. Vensir XL and Sukkarto SR) and female contraceptive range (e.g. Levest and Zelleta), we guarantee to deliver significant cost savings to the NHS, while ensuring patient safety is paramount.

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