Assistant Accountant

Contract Full time in Finance
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  • Post Date: June 9, 2022
  • Salary: £24,000.00 - £27,000.00 / Monthly
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Job Description

Assistant Accountant

Contract Type: 12 – 15 Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary Range: Circa £25,000 dependent on experience

Location: Eastleigh (Hybrid working environment, with a remote first approach)

Our highly reputable client has an exciting opportunity to join their team as an Assistant Accountant. The key objective of the Assistant Accountant role is to prepare and deliver accurate and timely reporting to support the month end, quarter end and annual reporting processes. Stakeholders include the wider Finance team, senior Finance management, the UK business, the Audit Committee, the Board, HMRC, the PRA and the FCA.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the control and delivery of the monthly close process for the Ageas UK entities.
  • This may include items such as: revenue and expenses month end closing processes, Group reporting, tax reporting, and various other areas of financial reporting and control.
  • Ensuring that transactions are accurately recorded and that associated balance sheet entries are valid.
  • Preparation of first level financial information for various stakeholders within the UK group.
  • Supporting the wider FR&C team with ad hoc queries and projects.
  • The jobholder will be expected to manage their time and resources to ensure that allocated work is delivered on time and to the required quality.
  • They will be required to use various accounting systems and Microsoft Office tools (including Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Whilst working on tasks the jobholder is expected to understand information provided, identify apparent inconsistencies and correct output or report on variances or inconsistencies as appropriate.
  • The jobholder will need to build and maintain good working relationships with internal stakeholders within the UK business, for example with other parts of Finance, and with Actuarial, Underwriting and Payroll, among other departments.

Skills and experience Required as an Assistant Accountant:

  • Part qualified accountant who is currently studying AAT, CIMA or ACCA
  • Good Excel skills
  • Experience using Oracle’s E1 (general ledger) and IBM’s Cognos TM1 (reporting tool)
  • Excellent attention to detail, and a core value set that is focused on delivering high quality outputs
  • Excellent numerical skills and the ability to understand, evaluate and interpret financial data, identifying and looking to resolve apparent inconsistencies
  • Strong organisational and planning skills and the ability to prioritise and timetable workflows
  • The ability to work independently, using initiative to follow through investigations logically
  • The ability to respect confidentiality and build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, managers and directors
  • The capacity to work flexibly around busy periods such as month-end and year-end reporting, to support business requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including timely and open communication and the ability to explain financial concepts to various stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility
  • The ability to operate effectively in a matrix style of management and governance

In return for your hard work and commitment, our client offers fantastic benefits, including:

  • Annual Salary review
  • Discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance
  • Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up
  • Return to work programme
  • Flexible benefits package (private medical insurance, health and dental plans, free life assurance policy, Discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner

So, if you’re looking to take that next step in you Accounting career, APPLY TODAY!