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Temporary Assistant Accountant

Date:  Apr 8, 2021

Belfast, GB

Job Function:  Business
Business Unit:  Andor Technology

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With a sixty-year history, and fourteen Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our world-class products and technologies are helping our customers to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.


Andor Technology Ltd (Andor) is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and operates at the high-value end of the global scientific imaging, spectroscopy and microscopy systems markets. Andor was setup in 1989 as a spinout of Queen's University in Belfast and has grown to over 350 employees worldwide.

Our mission is to become the global leader in pioneering and manufacturing high performance light measuring solutions. Thanks to our low light imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems, we have enabled scientists and industry to measure light down to a single photon and capture events occurring within 1 billionth of a second!

We are among the world’s most innovative companies in photonics technology and unique in Northern Ireland. As proof of our success we now have 10,000 customers in 55 countries and offices worldwide including China, Japan and the USA.

In this role you will be working in the Product Engineering team enhancing Andor’s innovative scientific product portfolio and providing technical support. The role extends to mechanical design and development of scientific cameras and high end opto-mechanical mechanisms, engineering change management within a production environment, bill of material management, one-off customer special request support and development, support for customer queries and production technical support.


We would love to hear from you if:


  • You are seeking a challenge and have an excellent work ethic.
  • You are personally driven to meet objectives with a focus on quality and delivery.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player and want to contribute to technical investigations.
  • You want to contribute to the design, development and support of the product and should be comfortable and willing to learn new concepts. 
  • You enjoy what you do and you should drive improvement initiatives whether they be for internal or external customers. 
  • You think strategically about how you invest in the development of your own intellectual and professional capital.




  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly management accounts – including but not limited to payroll journals, prepayment journals; fixed asset close
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations in various foreign currencies p.payment / FA / warranty release
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly finance reports
  • Weekly Cash Reporting, Cash Forecasting and Bank reconciliations in various currencies
  • Preparation of monthly VAT Returns
  • Monthly P&L review of cost centres and reporting on variances to budget and responding to queries
  • Liaising with foreign payroll bureaus
  • Process monthly employee expense claim and credit card claim process
  • Process Intercompany invoices; reconciliations and payment of intercompany balances
  • Completing and submitting monthly and quarterly business surveys
  • Year End – External audit support and providing support on completion of Stat account and Corporation Tax Pack
  • Provide support to Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions when required
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably requested from time to time by your Line Manager


Essential criteria


  • Third level education or IATI qualified

  • Working towards an accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ICAI)
  • 24 months accounting experience within a similar role
  • Management accounts prep experience
  • Involvement in either AP or AR function

Desirable criteria


  • Qualified accountant
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Multi-currency experience
  • Experience in working in a similar size organization #LI-OF1


Oxford Instruments is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Oxford Instruments is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources, ConcordHR.HelpDesk@oxinst.com, 978-405-1119


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.