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Group Assistant Accountant

Salary notes: 
£27,000 - £28,000
Job/scheme locations: 
Uckfield, East Sussex
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

The hiring company is a leading industrial fastenings manufacturer. They engineer, manufacture and distribute high quality industrial fastenings (e.g. screws/bolts/nails etc.) for their clients to then assemble into their various products.

Working with huge household names spanning across the automotive, tech and domestic appliances industries – name a major brand of household appliance and the chances are that the company supplied some of the parts for it.

What is the role?

On this 3 year scheme, you will be providing general group accounting assistance, reporting to the Group Financial Controller.

On the scheme you will be:

Taking on a significant statutory reporting and management accounting role, this role will be both varied and challenging, with a clear succession path, and may include some overseas travel.

Key tasks include:

  • Consolidated management accounts
  • Responsible for producing the consolidated management accounts that are submitted to the Board
  • Intercompany trading – review and follow up of monthly reconciliations, elimination of transactions and calculation of related PURP adjustment
  • Reconciliation to year end and half year end reporting

Year end and half year end

Assist the Group Accountant in the year and half year end procedures:

  • Managing the subsidiary reporting process
  • Analytical review of submissions and following up on queries raised
  • Assisting in the group consolidation, including the calculation of consolidation journals
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual and Interim reports – including direct responsibility for certain technical accounting disclosures
  • Budgeting and forecasting process
  • Assist the Group Accountant in the annual budgeting and dynamic forecasting processes, including:
  • Managing the subsidiary reporting process
  • Analytical review of dynamic monthly submissions and following up on queries raised
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Budget and monthly Finance Board report

Other responsibilities

  • Ongoing Treasury management procedures including liaising with banks for drawdown/repayments of RCF facilities as well as calling dividends from subsidiaries
  • Ongoing maintenance of certain technical accounting records/calculations
  • Act as a day-to-day point of contact for the resolution of subsidiary queries
  • Involvement in other areas including rebates, royalty income and credit insurance.
  • Ad hoc projects as required by the business
  • Involvement in internal ‘health checks’ across the Group

Why should you apply?

  • ACA qualifications fully funded
  • As well as sponsoring your ACA qualifications, they will also support you with short-term courses: e.g. those on accounting standards/new legislations.
  • The hiring company provide the same level of training as the Big 4 but in an industry environment
  • The company has a very friendly, collaborative company culture – your voice will always be heard!
  • Opportunities to work from home
  • From the outset this role will have lots of responsibility – take ownership of your work!

Who is best suited to these roles?

  • You must have obtained a 1st class degree in accounting/accounting-related degree.
  • An avid problem solver who takes initiative
  • Someone who is great at communication and working in a team
  • Someone who has great organisation skills and attention to detail

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
Days' holiday: 
Degree requirements: 
Skills required: 
- ACA qualifications fully funded, as well as short-courses!


Degree subjects accepted: 
Accounting & finance