Trainee Financial Accountant

Gloucestershire, South West England
£22,000 per annum
16 Jul 2019
17 Jul 2019
How would you like to progress your accountancy career with the best?

Our client is a leading Wealth Management business, seeking a Trainee Financial Accountant. Supporting the Financial Controller in the preparation of management accounts, regulatory returns and Board Reports. This is a key role impacting a number of different teams within Finance, such as Actuarial Reporting and Treasury and the Investment Operations team.

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Taking responsibility for processing all accounting information received monthly from third party administrators, which forms the basis of the management accounts.
  • Evidencing accuracy of the monthly processing through the completion of controls packs.
  • Ensuring process notes are detailed, easy to follow and up-to-date for all key processes.
  • Being the first point of contact between the Finance team and third party administrators,
  • Ensuring all information required for preparing key deliverables is received from third party administrators and different teams within on a timely basis
  • Taking responsibility for the preparation of quarterly regulatory returns and Office of National Statistics returns
  • Assisting the Financial Controller with preparing the Annual Report and Accounts
  • Supporting the Financial Controller with the resolution of issues as they arise.
  • Completing financial due diligence reviews of third parties engaged by the wider Group to ensure they are financially sound.

As a reliable, pragmatic Trainee you’ll have some sound accountancy knowledge and some basic interpretation of financial information. Ideally you will be AAT level 3 or equivalent. You’ll need to convey clear and concise communication skills, both verbally and in writing as well as demonstrating a confident manner which, will all aid a good working relationship with the other teams.

You’ll need to be self-motived, curious and eager grow knowledge about products and how they align with the wider Group structure. Whether working autonomously or as part of a team, good time management is key and the ability to follow a process whilst remaining calm under time pressure.Experience of using Microsoft Excel is a MUST.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is keen to progress to a full accountancy qualification following completion of AAT.

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