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Assistant Group Financial Accountant

Employer
WILMINGTON PLC
Location
10, Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS
Salary
£577.50 per week
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Specialism
Business / Management
Sector
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
November
Duration
Permanent
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As anAssistant Group Financial Accountant,you will be assisting the Group Finance Manager with a number of financial tasks some of which we have listed below;

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly accounts for the plc costs entity
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Assist the Group Finance team with the production of the Annual and Interim report and IFRS accounts
  • Develop strong technical accounting knowledge to assist the Group Finance team in complex areas such as Share based payments and Acquisition and Disposal Accounting.
  • Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts for UK and overseas entities
  • Assist with information requests relating to UK and overseas tax returns
  • Assist in the preparation of budget and forecast financial schedules and reports
  • Build strong relationships with the Group Finance and Management Accounts teams
  • Develop an understanding of SUN accounting software and play a part in developing ongoing improvements to the reporting of financial information
  • Contribute to one off projects and be prepared to respond to ad hoc finance related requests


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent numeracy and communication skills
  • Strong Excel and Word skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise and adhere to timetables
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A high level of personal drive and motivation
  • A proactive, hands-on approach and willingness to use initiative
  • A positive outlook and 'can-do' attitude


Personal qualities

  • Is passionate about their progression within the world of Finance
  • Loves to learn both knowledge and skills, responds well to coaching and is keen to progress
  • Is a creative question-asker and a solution-finder
  • Is able to work in a fast paced, fun and progressive environment
  • Enjoys a challenge - we work hard, and it can be a steep learning curve


Desired qualifications

  • A degree with minimum 2.1 qualification
  • Experience as a trainee accountant in an accountancy practice or finance function
  • Progression towards your accountancy qualification with a commitment to becoming a qualified accountant
  • A strong exam track record to date


Future prospects

Opportunity totrainto become a fully qualified accountant whilst simultaneously gaining valuable industry experience within a high profile FTSE listed group finance function.

Opportunity to gain insight into a tax and treasury function.
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