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Assistant Accountant Apprentice

2 Oakwood Court, Little Oak Drive, Nottingham, NG15 0DR
£21,000.00 - £26,000.00 annually
Closing date
14 Dec 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Assistant Accountant Apprentice.

Working as part of our General Ledger on the Record to Report team, you will be working on the management accounting reporting for a dealer franchise group working alongside a Management accountant.

The main tasks would be:
  • Perform general accounting support and month-end, whilst reviewing and analysing information from General Ledger and other accounting records to ensure accuracy and completeness, and take corrective action as appropriate
  • Address audit inquiries and investigations
  • Create trial balances and draft financial statements, undertake the reconciliation of General Ledger or balance sheet accounts and support in the production of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company guidelines
  • Undertake the execution of period-end accounting entries by posting manual journal entries and processing recharges, whilst ensuring that processes are correctly followed
  • Take care of the preparation of the month-end and year-end close process
  • Complete any necessary training, and maintain confidentiality and data protection guidelines at all times
  • Support with project-related activities and other duties within the Record-to-Report pillar as required
  • Liaise with the dealership teams to resolve accounting queries across the process towers
  • Payment approval for bank payments

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • At least 1 year working in an accounting environment
  • With no qualifications, 3 years accounting experience
  • Experience as an accounts assistant or above
  • Sound understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices, plus strong financial, analytical, communication and project management skills - accruals and prepayments knowledge a high priority
  • Full proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, with knowledge of ERP systems, processes and some understanding of workflow technology
  • Great organisation skills, being able to manage time effectively and independently deliver high quality work to tightdeadlines in a fast-moving environment

Personal qualities

None specified.

Desired qualifications

  • Degree 2:1 or higher
  • A-Levels in relevant subjects

Future prospects

Progression through Head office/regional roles:

(Accounts assistant, Assistant accounts, Management accountants, Dealer Business Partners, Franchise Business Partners, Corporate finance roles).

We also have leadership roles within process towers.

Things to consider

Benefits include:
  • 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Exclusive Associate Offers from high street discounts to new car deals
  • Parking
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