Balfour Beatty

Assistant Accountant

6 days left

Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, UK
Not disclosed
12 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join our Enabling Functions team to work in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Role purpose

To support the delivery of financial performance reporting including providing assistance in the preparation of primary and associated financial statements, analysis of variance to budget/forecast and the effective management of underlying ledgers.

What you'll be doing

As an Assistant Accountant, your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations (including bank reconciliations) and be the liaison point with other teams/departments for the resolution of issues;
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of all consolidated management accounts for SBU and Group Finance review and sign off;
  • Assist in the validation and upload all monthly actual results, budgets and forecasts to the Group consolidation and reporting model (HFM) in line with required deadlines;
  • Contribute to and support Projects as designated;
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with all finance processes, controls and regulatory framework;
  • Proactively assist in the identification of improvements (through root cause analysis), making recommendations and successfully implement new ways of working gaining the full support of stakeholders and colleagues alike;
  • Provide a high level of customer service to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts including profit and loss account, balance sheet, cash flows, variance analysis, key performance indicators and supporting commentaries in line with agreed SLA and reporting deadlines;
  • Assist in the maintenance of management accounting processes and implement and communicate any required changes;
  • Provide effective business partnering and relationship management;
  • Support the Management Accountants and act as a secondary point of contact with Heads of Departments, FCs and FDs and Finance managers in the SBUs.
  • Provide general support to internal and external customers;
  • Assist in the provision of supporting data and relevant analysis to the SBU teams to aid decision making in an effective and timely manner;
  • Assist with ensuring the management and fiscal reporting are fully reconciled and aligned.
  • Who we're looking for

    The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • Entry level studying at a minimum of Level 3 A.A.T with an intention to study for a professional accounting qualification in the near to medium future (CIMA/ACCA or equivalent);
  • Part Qualified level at a minimum of Operational (CIMA) or Applied Skills (ACCA);
  • Intermediate / advanced Ms Excel, Ms Power Point and Ms Word;
  • A good understanding of financial and management accounting disciplines;
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of accounting and reporting systems including multicurrency ERP systems (preferably Oracle);
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Good understanding of construction industry and working in a multiple Operating Company environment with diverse stakeholder management;
    Some project related experience;
  • A continuous improvement mentality.
  • 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

    Balfour Beattys Enabling Functions includes our centralised HR, IT, Procurement, Finance, Health & Safety, Sustainability and Comms teams. Together we support Balfour Beatty to deliver projects on behalf of our clients. We operate according to our Build to Last values of Lean, Expert, Trusted, Safe and Sustainable.

    We support each other to deliver and succeed, placing equal value on all perspectives by embracing diversity and inclusion. Together we deliver powerful new solutions, collaborating with governments, our customers and partners to shape thinking, create skylines and inspire a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.

    Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

    Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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

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