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Job Description

Assistant Accountant

Position – Full Time - Permanent

Salary - £21,500 - £23,500 DOE per annum

Based Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire

Reporting to Finance Manager

Benefits - Company Bonus scheme + Pension contributions + Medical Benefit

About Imagine Cruising

Established in the UK in 2011, founded by experienced travel entrepreneur and CEO Robin Deller along with co-founder Natalie Maye. Imagine Cruising are experts in creating Cruise and Stay Holidays and now selling over 60,000 holidays a year with turnover in excess of £200m and industry beating margin and profit metrics. We specialise in creating competitively priced, unique cruise packages targeted at both traditional cruisers and the “new to cruise” market.

Our Head Office is in the UK with a team of 160 and we are now trading in South Africa, Dubai, Australia, (Brisbane & Perth) a total of 300 employees.

Imagine Cruising believes in developing the knowledge, capability and skills of all staff in the company. That may mean that from time to time we will ask staff to be flexible in working in and supporting different areas of the business either within their own teams or through working with colleagues on projects and activities around the business. This will help develop both individuals and the company as a whole in our fast moving and developing business.

Job Purpose

The job will require you to support the Finance Manager in multiple locations including UK and Australia. There are key fundamental reconciliations which must be completed on a daily basis which eliminate risk to the business.

You will also be required to have a close working relationship with the Accounts Payable Team. This will enable any queries with the Daily reconciliations to be cleared timely and accurately.

Typical activities

  • Support Month End close journals, prepayments, accruals etc
  • Management of fixed assets and depreciation
  • Daily Bank Reconciliations
  • Credit Card Reconciliations
  • Intercompany Activity
  • Daily Creditors/ Debtors Reports
  • Raising Invoices Internally and Third Party
  • Posting Daily Transactions from Booking System to Finance System

Skill set required:


  • AAT qualified/studier ACCA or CIMA
  • Assistant Accountant Experience
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships
  • Must be self -motivated
  • Must have high attention to detail and the ability to work accurately
  • Excellent analytical and numerical abilities
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Have sound business knowledge
  • Organised with the ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience of developing and implementing processes
  • Able to work extended hours on occasions when required


  • Experience with Sun Systems including Infor Q&A
  • Travel industry experience
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment


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