Group Accounts Assistant
Rutherford Cross
December 11, 2023
Hillington / Remote, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance
Salary Guide


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by ALS Dental to appoint a Group Accounts Assistant. This represents a superb opportunity to work in a fast-growing, successful business on a highly flexible and almost entirely remote basis.

ALS is building the UK’s leading dental manufacturing business. It was created in 2019 by Ansor LLP partners Peter Strafford and Peter Marson. They identified that the dental laboratory industry was on the cusp of transformation with the potential to improve products and solutions for dentists and patients, whilst delivering significant growth and value by building a large dental laboratory group.

ALS remains on the acquisition trail, having grown from start-up at the end of 2019, to currently 29 laboratories, through a mixture of acquisition and organic growth in the Crown and Bridge, and Orthodontic segments.

This vacancy has arisen within ALS Dental after enjoying an extended period of growth and successful acquisitions of dental laboratories and practices. ALS has a strong pipeline of future acquisitions and new products that will continue to drive the rapid expansion and development of the group. It is a very exciting time to be joining the business.

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of this role is to closely support the Finance Manager in providing robust transactional management and group financial reporting on a daily basis. This will likely span purchase ledger, sales ledger and banking across a portfolio of 4 or 5 group laboratories, as well as taking each company to trial balance and producing a reconciled monthly accounting pack for each.

In keeping with the expanding profile of the group, the ability to question, challenge and flex with change is also vital. As a result of joining the company at such an exciting stage in its journey, the expectation is that the role will evolve with time as the company does.

Key Priorities of the Role Include:

  • Allocating bank receipts, payments & reconciliation of accounts
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Aged debt monitoring
  • Processing monthly payment runs
  • Reconciling control accounts
  • Calculating accruals & prepayments
  • Producing monthly accounts pack for group laboratories
  • Producing ad hoc reports for management
  • Providing support to the Finance Manager and Financial Controller where required

Essential Experience & Knowledge:

  • Prior experience of purchase and sales ledger essential
  • Experience in a high-volume transaction environment
  • Sage 50 & Xero experience highly advantageous
  • Experience in balance sheet reconciliations advantageous
  • Strong Excel skills are desirable

Key Attributes & Behaviours:

  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and enthusiasm
  • A desire to challenge and improve processes
  • Flexibility to plan and prioritise a diverse workload
  • Team approach

For a confidential discussion, please contact Ally Deas at Rutherford Cross - [email protected].

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