Assistant Accountant

  • Roland
  • Reading, UK
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Account Management Finance Legal

Job Description

Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of electronic musical instruments including; keyboards & synthesisers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices. You'll be part of a dynamic team, where we believe in kindness, support, acceptance, and hard work and try to provide room for personal development for everyone.

At Roland, you will find a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. You'll work for a company with global activities, but it doesn't feel corporate. We are always looking for colleagues who have an enthusiastic, positive and driven personality. People who are eager to further develop and challenge themselves. If you also have a passion for Roland, our products or music in general, you might just be our perfect match.

Assist the Finance team with the production of the management accounts and own the accounts payable

processes and query management in line with the business demand and applicable accounting standards.


Accounts payable

  • Overseeing the timely and accurate uploading and coding of purchase invoices using OCR system by the REG-AP team
  • Ensuring accurate and efficient processing of company card statements, staff expenses and mileage claims.
  • Maintaining the creditor listing and resolving AP queries by internal and external communication
  • Managing ledger contras and high volumes of transactions.

Cash Management

  • Recording and allocating multi-currency payments and receipts
  • Preparing, posting, and allocating weekly payment runs
  • Understanding foreign currency requirements and preparing the monthly FX trades
  • Recording direct sales channel transactions including receipts relating to store and website sales


  • Ensuring invoices for leases are accounted for correctly and posting interest and depreciation for


  • Carry out month-end OpEx analysis
  • Recharge invoices for intercompany transactions

Financial Management

  • Maintain and ensure that the accounting policies & procedures are strictly adhered to, contributing to updating these as and when required
  • Assist at month end – ensuring the process is closed off quickly and efficiently
  • Assist with the year-end process, internal and external audits
  • Carry out any other ad-hoc work as requested by line manager



  • Evidence of a good standard of general education (at least A-C passes at GCSE or ‘A’ level) is essential.
  • Strong Excel skills are required (pivot tables and lookups), and previous experience with NAV ERP system is preferable but not essential.
  • The person holding this position is required to be confident, proactive and committed. Attention to detail, accurate data entry and being organised is essential.
  • The holder must be able to communicate well at all levels and work harmoniously as a member of a team. A sense of humour and punctuality are also important.
  • The ideal candidate will have previous accounts payable experience and a good understanding of general accounting transactions.


  • Competitive benefits package

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Salary Range

Competitive, dependent on experience.