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ACCA or CIMA Assistant Accountant Apprentice

Liverpool Airport
South Terminal, Speke Hall Avenue, Liverpool, L24 1YD
£20,000.00 - £25,000.00 annually
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Full time Assistant Accountant required for Liverpool Airport Limited and group companies. Responsible primarily for expenditure and income variance analysis and acting as a business partner to all cost centre managers, providing them with timely and accurate information to assist with the decision making process.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Preparation of monthly reports with explanations of variances in costs and revenue versus forecasts and budgets. Including calculating prepayments, accruals, GRNI and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Produce cost expenditure summaries for each cost manager and act as business partner to non-financial personnel
  • Liaise with cost centre managers on a monthly basis to ensure costs are accurately accounted for in the month. Track cost performance against forecast/budget and deliver training, guidance and support to cost centre managers on financial matters
  • Assist with the annual budget and quarterly forecasting process to ensure accurate data is captured and provided to execs/ stakeholders. Support cost centre managers through the budget and forecasting processes
  • Attend CAPEX committee meetings, report on project timing and cash forecasting and maintain the Fixed Assets register
  • Adhere to all local and group deadlines for the provision of information and reports.
  • Assist with the preparation of year-end audit and tax packs and liaise with auditors.
  • Provide training and support to finance apprentices
  • To carry out other associated tasks related to the job as required by the Financial Controller
  • Other ad-hoc duties which may occur from time to time and are considered to be within the post holders capability, to ensure business continuity

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Accounts experience of AAT Level 4 essential
  • Experience using MS Office including Excel (at least intermediate level)
  • MS Word and PowerPoint

Personal qualities

  • Excellent organisational skills, priority setting
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • An excellent communicator who is able to work pro-actively with senior non-finance stakeholders
  • Problem solving and analytical ability
  • Driven, with desire to make an impact on the business

Desired qualifications

  • Level 4 AAT qualified or have accounts experience.
  • 5 GCSE's Grades 9-5 (or A*-C) including maths and English)

Future prospects

  • Opportunities to progress within the organisation

Things to consider

Benefits include:
  • Free onsite parking
  • 25 day holiday (+8 Bank Holidays)
  • Pension/Benefits: Eligible for company pension scheme after 3 months(and in line with auto enrolment eligibility) employee min. contribution 4%, Employer 5% (capped at 6%)
  • Company Health Plan with Medicash
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • The salary is £20k - £25k depending on qualifications and experience
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