Trainee Financial Accountant

Unum European Holding Company Limited
Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
23 Jun 2022
05 Jul 2022
Experience level
Part qualified
Job Posting End Date: July 01

Who are we?

We are Unum - one of the UK's leading employee benefits providers.

We've been around for 50 years, currently protecting over 1.7 million people, providing security and peace of mind to individuals and their families.

With a Fortune 500, US parent company, we're part of highly successful global organisation, sharing ideas and innovations across teams to create a collaborative work environment. We're transforming our business, and we're keen to increase our digital capabilities to evolve the way we work and optimise opportunities for growth.

The role

What will you be doing?
We are looking for a part-qualified financial accountant to join our busy Finance Team. We will give you lots of opportunities to learn, develop financial knowledge, business acumen and leadership skills whilst supporting you as you study towards a relevant financial accreditation (ACCA, CIMA).

What will you bring?

Principal duties and responsibilities
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports and undertake cost centre reviews for business areas.
  • Analysis of accounts and give indications of any issues/inaccuracies.
  • Review processes to identify areas for improvement.
  • All rotations will be based in the Unum UK head office, Dorking UK.
  • Build knowledge of our products, services and business processes.
  • Develop effective relationships across the business.

Required knowledge and skills:
  • Some experience in an accountancy environment and a genuine desire to study towards an accountancy qualification.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent levels of verbal and written communication at all times.
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing own time to meet tight deadlines and managing competing and conflicting demands within your workload.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and enquiring.


Why join us?

Our culture!

We aim to be the most inclusive, diverse and socially responsible company in the employee benefits market. With an agile and flexible way of working, we want to be a place where people aspire to work and where everyone can be themselves.

What will you get in return?

We are passionate about our employee health and wellbeing and providing work-life balance that suits you.

Our benefits include a discretionary bonus, 24/7 health support services (including a remote GP), income protection, health cash plan, 27 days annual leave, opportunity to participate in charitable events and more.

However you see your future career, we'll support and challenge you to be your best with a wealth of learning and development opportunities.

If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

Unum UK

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