Assistant Accountant

Position: Assistant Accountant (12-month maternity leave cover Aug 24 – July 25) Type: Full-Time / Fixed-Term Contract Location: Belfast (Hybrid)

About The Job

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Assistant Accountant to join our team to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing financial records, ensuring compliance with regulations, and overseeing all accounting tasks for our UK and global entities. This standalone role is critical to maintaining the financial health and integrity of the company during the leave period.

This role is ideal for someone looking to grow their career in accounting and gain valuable experience in a supportive environment.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Consolidation of monthly and annual management accounts
  • Perform period-end activities per the financial close schedules, including year end preparation
  • Bookkeeping and ledger management including reconciliation of all ledger accounts, bank reconciliations, balance sheet accounts, General ledger etc., and resolve the reconciling items promptly
  • Managing Sales ledger including processing invoices working closely with management team
  • Managing Purchase Ledger ensuring a smooth and timely process of approval and payments
  • Manage, administer and reconcile multi-currency bank accounts for our various international entities
  • Preparing VAT returns and other related report filings for the international business
  • Credit Control and reporting to management team
  • Work closely with HR regarding monthly payroll and pension filings
  • Dealing with internal and external finance queries
  • Support leadership team with daily operational queries.

Candidate Profile



  • Minimum 3+ years accounting experience and working within a finance department
  • Bachelor's Degree (In accounting or finance related subject preferred)
  • ACA/CIMA or ACCA Qualified or Qualified by Experience
  • Experience in assisting or processing management accounts
  • Excellent Proficiency in accountancy software and Microsoft products, particularly Excel spreadsheets
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills




  • Previous experience of using Xero
  • Experience of working within an international finance function
  • Experience in managing multi-currency company bank accounts
  • Good knowledge of international accounting and tax

What We Offer  

  • Attractive Salary
  • Possibility of becoming permanent
  • Flexible Working: Enjoy the flexibility of WFH at least 3 days per week
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Generous Annual Leave: Start with 20 days of paid leave, with an increase on your work anniversary. Plus, enjoy an additional day off on your birthday.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates eligible to work in the UK. Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas.

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If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wavteq in growing the reach of its lead generation, trade and digital marketing service, we would love to hear from you. Please send a CV and cover letter to


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