Graduate Management Accountant

30 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
Start Date
We have an extensive network of 18 manufacturing facilities in the UK, employing approximately 1,800 people.

We are a leading manufacturer of a diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products used extensively within the construction sector, with instantly recognisable brands such as Thermalite blocks, London Brick, Ecostock, Cradley, Formpave and Jetfloor, Bison Precast.

Our product range comprises of clay bricks, Thermalite blocks, aggregate blocks, Red Bank chimney, roofing and flue systems, precast concrete and flooring products and Formpave permeable paving.

Forterra represents exactly what we do and have always done. Our purpose is to manufacture products that are the essential to the nation's construction sector, helping our customers build with ease and confidence. Moreover, we continue to lead our industry in terms of standards and safety.

We are currently looking for x2 enthusiastic individuals to join our team in the position of Graduate Management Accountant in Northampton.

The Role

To support the Finance function in the preparation of the monthly Management Accounts and Balance Sheet reconciliations plus ad hoc reporting and analysis as required. There will be opportunities to be involved in process and system improvement and an inquisitive and challenging attitude will be encouraged. There will also be a requirement for travel to operational sites to facilitate better understanding of the business and develop relationships with stakeholders. This entry level role will provide a good grounding in Management Accounts with the possibility of rotation to a different area of the Finance team at some point within the first two years.

The Candidate


* Degree in Accountancy, Finance or Business / AAT / Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA

* Interest in Finance if a school leaver (possibly supported by previous school work experience placements or subjects studied)


* Good work ethic and attention to detail

* Integrity & initiative

* Good interpersonal and communication skills - a team player

* Establish trust, provide information and ensure open communication

* Strong organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

* Desire to take on ownership and responsibility for tasks

IT Skills:

* Good Excel skills

* Ability to learn multiple in-house systems

Soft skills:

* Good work ethic

* Integrity

* Interpersonal & communication skills

* Desire to take on ownership and responsibility for tasks

* Good excel skills


* Competitive salary

* Generous holiday entitlement plus pension and study support

* to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and to observe the requirements of the Company Safety Policy and other relevant legislation

* to comply with all aspects of the Forterra Compliance Policy

* be prepared to undertake considerable travel and overnights away, as these will be an essential part of the role

* to ensure that all the business/operations are performed in accordance with instructions and procedures and in such a way so as to prevent any fraudulent activities taking place

* to update all areas of knowledge as required to carry out the job with maximum effectiveness and to attend training/development courses as and when required

* to comply with all aspects of the HR Policies and Procedures of the Company

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