Trainee Accountant, Finance Assistant

New Resource Group
18 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Our client is a large and well known organisation who pride themselves in taking talented individuals on a planned and sustained career development pathway. This is a finanically secure organisation with many years of successful trading who are also a truly people centric business.

The full time and permanent Trainee Accountant/Finance Assistant will provide accounting support to one of their most successful divisions and will also assist the larger corporate financial teams as and when required.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

* Be the finance owner for the maintenance and reconciliation of multiple cashbooks, in various currencies (GBP/EUR/USD)

* Process cashbook transactions in a timely manner.

* Escalate and resolve unprocessed AR and AP transactions with the relevant teams.

* Reconcile cashbook within agreed SLA timescales.

* Monitor unreconciled items and escalate where necessary.

* Maintain a robust and organised electronic archive system for cashbook transactions and bank reconciliations.

Business Treasury

* Update Internet banking system with new/amended suppliers payee bank account details information in line with group policy.

* Set up supplier payments for our international subsidiary company.

* Raise ad hoc payments on internet banking system.

* Raise transfers for settlement of intercompany balances.

* Reconcile foreign currency cash.

Employee Expenses and Corporate credit card

* Co-ordinate employee expenses submission timetable with the wider business to ensure expenses are received into finance in a timely manner.

* Validate all incoming claims, ensuring the company expenses policy is adhered to, and challenging where necessary with the employee line manager.

* Check Input VAT is claimed in line with HMRC guidelines.

* Analyse/Code expenses for submission to the Accounts Payable team for processing onto Finance System.

* Maintain a robust electronic archive system for expense claim forms and supporting receipts.

KPI Reporting

* Assist with the weekly figure report preparation for the business as a whole.


* Assist with raising inter-company recharge requests to the accounts receivable team.

Intercompany reconciliations

* Assist with the monthly intercompany reconciliations.

Month end

* Prepayment calculations

* Update Fixed Asset register and monthly depreciation charges.

* Load journals onto the company software via Atlas tool and archive supporting back up information into electronic folders.

* Cover and support other accounts payable and receivables team where required.

Support would be provided for the suitable candidate to study for AAT or CIMA qualifications

Person specification

* Organised and methodical

* Detail orientated individual

* Happy to challenge if something does not look/feel right.

* Approachable and willing to learn.

* Computer literate with experience using Microsoft office, particularly excel.

* Comfortable with learning via teams, using video calling technology

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