Assistant Accountant - Record to Report

Solihull, West Midlands (GB)
Competitive with Fantastic Benefits
02 Mar 2021
31 Mar 2021
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Contract type
Full time

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 
We are currently looking for an Assistant Accountant to join our team at our Head Office in Solihull. We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Main Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Business Accountant for Sales and Joint Ventures you will contribute to the provision and reporting of effective financial information and management accounting at each month end with particular emphasis on revenue recognition, intercompany and Joint Venture arrangements. This includes the following:

  • Balance sheet reconciliations, cash flow reporting and effective intercompany settlement and elimination.
  • Partnering with BU stakeholders and SSC teams for effective management of balance sheet risk
  • Preparing postings for JVs, complete JV reporting packs and budgets working closely with Business Finance teams to ensure accurate recording of transactions
  • Performing tasks associated with the preparation and posting of transactions into the general ledger; adhering to strict timetables
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement driving accuracy and efficiency

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will have worked in a similar financial reporting role. You will have accounting experience within large multi-site and complex businesses. You will:

  • Have prepared both journals and reconciliations to high standard
  • Have a track record of resolving problems from identification through to remediation
  • Have experience of an internal control framework, such as Sarbanes Oxley
  • Have experience of external audit
  • Be able to work under pressure and within tight timelines
  • Be able to demonstrate what good looks like when it comes to narrating and evidencing journals and balance sheet reconciliations 
  • Work with a sense of urgency as required and able to escalate issues confidently
  • Be customer service orientated and have excellent communication skills
  • Be computer literate (Microsoft Excel for complex data)
  • Have good problem solving skills
  • Be analytical
  • Be motivated and be able to work on your own initiative
  • Be accurate and have a high attention to detail


  • SAP system knowledge is desirable
  • Part-Qualified or Qualified (AAT/CIMA/ACCA/ACA)

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