Graduate Financial Accounts Assistant

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary £23000 per annum, Benefits: Study Support
DisciplineTransactional & Part Qualified
Contact NameLouise Briggs

Job description

Axon Moore are delighted to be recruiting, for a Graduate Financial Accounting Assistant to join an award winning, PE backed business based at their stylish Chester head office.  

As their newest addition you will be joining their wider Finance department and will be predominantly supporting the Financial Accountants who are responsible for the transaction processing, financial management, reporting and integration of new acquisitions into the business. The role will require involvement with other ad-hoc projects as and when necessary. 

To be considered for this outstanding role, you will hold the following key skills:

- Recent graduate ideally with a finance related degree

- Experience working with Excel to an intermediate (or higher) standard.

- Attention to detail

- Friendly approach to all members of the organisation

- Highly self-motivated and proactive

- Professional approach and attitude

- Takes ownership

- Maintains focus under pressure

- Demonstrates a positive attitude

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills 

Within this highly varied role, which will see you reporting into their friendly and high calibre Financial Accountant, you will have the following responsibilities: 

• Supporting the Financial Accountants and wider finance team with accounting requirements for existing and new acquisitions

• Liaising with colleagues around the business and at the acquisition sites as part of the integration and accounting processes

• Supporting and resolving finance queries from teams at acquisition sites

• Supporting the Financial Accountants with production of full month end financial reports and balance sheet reconciliations for acquisitions, to include operational accounting and the financial forecasts and results

• Assisting the Financial Accountants with production of the year end statutory accounts (including consolidation) compliant with IFRS

• General acquisition integration support e.g. reviewing processes, transferring systems, general administration.

• Supporting external audit requirements.

• Production of monthly bank reconciliations

• Production of daily receipts reconciliation

• Processing of invoices, payments and other financial transactions

• Assisting with completion of any returns and other compliance requirements

• Assist in improving processes across the company to increase efficiency

• Liaising with other departments and supporting ad-hoc requests

• Working with the existing team to support projects and other aspects of financial reporting.

• Working with the existing team to support internal audit requirements 

The Financial Accounting Assistant must have credible knowledge of the issues facing the business on a day-to-day basis and in the longer term. You should be able to pro-actively develop and improve business processes whilst maintaining the Company’s professional image. You need to be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning 

In return you will benefit from a competitive starting salary of c.£23,000 plus Study Support, hybrid working, 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) additional day off for your birthday, plus much more! This really is an opportunity not to be missed!