Balfour Beatty

Assistant Accountant

Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Not disclosed
18 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join our growing team in Coleshill

What you'll be doing

  • Following and enhancing processes to allocate costs and reduce disallowed costs
  • Generation and analysis of cost reports
  • Regular reporting and analysis
  • Maintenance of data, e.g. employee list, asset register
  • System administration Charging costs between JV partner and JV in line with contract Monitoring of overhead costs
  • Reconciliations / project splits of bank transactions, VAT
  • Corrections / journals (project costs and inter-company)
  • Ensuring daily BACS payments are approved and cash is collected monthly
  • Communicate with commercial team on deadlines, review cost accuracy and accruals
  • Understand the impact on wider accounting position of JV and JV partners

Who we're looking for

  • Ability to understand processes and the logic/architecture behind them, e.g. ERP
  • system, group processes and coding structure
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of tasks and data
  • Self-starter, you will be working as part of a small team but need to be tenacious in completing of your own tasks
  • Using excel to analyse a large volume of data, and summarise/present costs
  • accurately and clearly is essential
  • Experience of Power BI to enhance the above would be desirable
  • Communicate analysis of costs clearly, and be able to answer queries

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing, and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies, and communities rely on.

About us

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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